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Lexie B1 Powered By Bose Review

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May 21, 2024
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Affordable
Behind the Ear
OTC

After years (or decades) of customer requests, Bose finally released a hearing aid. The iconic brand has a proven track record for quality audio products, and these Bose hearing aids are no exception.

This product is on sale for just $699 per pair (compared to the national average of $4,500).

To achieve this lower price, Bose did two things: 

  1. Bose created a clinically-proven method for hearing aid wearers to program their own devices using a smartphone app. The process cuts out the middle man and saves (quite literally) thousands. 
  2. Bose formed a partnership with Lexie Hearing. Lexie backs up the Bose name with unlimited, lifetime hearing-specialist support. 

If you are looking for an affordable hearing aid with a proven brand track record and quality care, Lexie B1 Powered By Bose is among the best. 

✅ Designed and clinically validated by a trusted audio brand

✅ Shipped to your home in 4-6 business days (no audiologist visit required)

✅ 45 day risk-free trial

✅ Free shipping  

✅ Expert setup support and service

✅ Batteries and accessories included in the box

Who is this product for? 

We find that Bose hearing aids are best for customers with mild-to-moderate hearing loss who are looking for an affordable, low-hassle way to try hearing aids for the first time. Because Lexie B1 requires battery changes every 5-7 days, we do not suggest this product for anyone with significant dexterity issues.

Pros 👍
  • Strong underlying technology
  • Self-fitting using the Lexie app
  • Affordable
Cons 👎
  • No Bluetooth streaming
  • Only comes in one color
  • Not rechargeable
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Soundly Scorecard
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Hearing Loss Level 🔊
Mild - Moderate
  • Lexie B1 Powered by Bose is an OTC product appropriate for mild-moderate hearing loss levels
  • If you have more significant hearing loss you might consider local or Telehealth care. Read more about prescription Vs. OTC hearing aids here
Care Type 🏥
Over-The-Counter
  • Available for purchase online or at retail stores like Walgreens and Best Buy
  • Does not require a prescription from a doctor
  • Customize your hearing aids with an onboard hearing test and app-controls
Sound Quality 🔊
Strong in Background Noise
  • Lexie B1 Powered by Bose is one of our top-rated OTC hearing aid
  • Technology from Bose does a great job managing background noise
Comfort 🦻
Very Comfortable For All-Day Wear
  • Comfortable receiver-in-canal style is great for all day wear
Style  💫
Behind The Ear
  • Sits behind the ear with a receiver (speaker) that reaches into the ear canal
  • The form factor of Lexie B1 Powered By Bose is comparable to leading prescription hearing aids
  • Only available in grey
Battery 🔋
Disposable Only
  • Lexie B1 Powered by Bose uses disposable 312 batteries (last 7-10 days)
Connection 📡
Bluetooth Not Available
  • Lexie B1 does not allow Bluetooth music streaming or phone calls at this time (the more advanced Lexie B2 does allow streaming for iPhones)
Dexterity Level 🤏
Average
  • Lexie B1 Powered by Bose is reasonably easy to handle but does require the wearer to place the hearing aid behind their ear and insert the receiver into the ear (consistent across all behind-the-ear styles)
  • Lexie B1 uses disposable batteries which can be challenging to change for low-dexterity users
  • If dexterity is a concern we suggest upgrading to Lexie B2 Powered by Bose
Waterproof Level 💦
IP57
  • Less waterproof than industry leaders but still sweat and moisture resistant
App features 📱
Has An App
  • Take an onboard hearing test to customize your hearing aids
  • Manually customize treble/bass, volume and programs
What's Included
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2 Lexie B1 hearing aids Powered by Bose

Award-winning Lexie app

Carry case for your hearing aids

Accessories included such as a selection of different sized domes and cleaning tools

6 weeks of batteries

Return Policy
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Lexie B1 hearing aids come with a 45-day risk-free trial

Technology
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You can purchase Lexie B1 Powered by Bose hearing aids directly through Soundly and access upgraded care and services. 

  • Soundly is an official Sennheiser retailer.
  • Your purchase comes with Soundly's comprehensive set-up service. 
  • All orders come with 45-day risk-free returns.
  • All orders come with free shipping.
  • Soundly offers MSRP pricing and deals. We will match the price of any other official retailer for the same product and terms.  
  • Your purchase comes with 60-day price-drop protection

Purchase on this page or contact our team to purchase over the phone. Your hearing aids will be shipped to your home along with setup instructions and an optional guided setup call with one of our hearing professionals.

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The breakdown

Are Bose hearing aids good? In short, yes. Reviews from audiologists and hearing aid wearers applaud the product for its simple design, easy-to-use app, and industry-leading price. Bose hearing aids don't use AI, fitness tracking, or Bluetooth streaming, but they get the job done for a fraction of the cost.

Man holding a case with Bose hearing aids in it
Hearing professional holding a hearing aid caseWoman using Bose app

The tech inside

Bose hearing aids come packed with the essential tech that makes sound clearer, including directional microphones to improve speech understanding in noisy environments and adaptive noise reduction, which allows you to determine which sounds are important to you.

Perhaps the most impressive Bose technology is its powerful self-tuning app. The app allows real-time adjustments in a familiar bass and treble format.

Getting up close

Bose hearing aids have a modern product design that sits comfortably behind the ear and offers buttons for easy volume control.

The Bose hearing aid carry-case is made of an attractive modern mesh reminiscent of the latest headphones. Bose hearing aids come in only grey at this time.

Man wearing Lexie hearing aids.

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