What is the Most Powerful Hearing Aid?
In the United States, 3.4% of people with hearing loss have severe-to-profound hearing loss.
For these individuals who are not candidates for cochlear implants, high-powered hearing aids are often the only treatment option.
These high-powered hearing aids are always made in the BTE (behind-the-ear) style, simply because the larger size of this style allows them to be the most powerful hearing aids.
There are many powerful BTE hearing aids to choose from, but their can only be one designated “most powerful.”
Most Powerful Hearing Aid: Oticon Xceed
As of October ’19, this title goes to Oticon’s newest power hearing aid, the Oticon Xceed, providing users with 87dB of gain.
Models: Xceed 1 (premium), Xceed 2 (advanced), Xceed 3 (mid-range). All 3 models provide the same power, but the sophistication of the features increases with performance level.
Battery size: 13 or 675 (not available as rechargeable)
Gain: 87 dB
Average retail price range: $1500-$3500 per device
Why we like it
Oticon has long been considered a top-tier hearing aid manufacturer, and it’s been 15 years since they’ve released a super power hearing aid, so this was long overdue.
Aside from offering users so much power, we love that Xceed hearing aids are Made for iPhone, so users can stream audio like phone calls, music, and more, direct from their iPhones to their hearing aids.
We also love that Xceed hearing aids benefit from Oticon’s BrainHearing Technology, and are the first Oticon power hearing aids to do so.
Finally, what makes this insane amount of power possible in the Xceed hearing aid, is Oticon’s newest feedback cancellation technology, eliminating that annoying feedback (whistling) that hearing aids often make, which provides users more power with less feedback.
This hearing aid must be used with a custom ear mold, to enable users to get all the power as advertised, with none of it “leaking out” of the ear.
Anyone considering buying an Oticon Xceed should first have a hearing test completed and then purchase through an authorized Oticon hearing aid retailer.