Oticon Real

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What we love about Real

Deep Neural Network iconDeep Neural Network

Oticon used a 360 degree microphone to capture 12 million real-life sound scenes. This data was then used to train Real’s on-board deep neural network, so it can learn to recognize each type of sound and their relative importance to you.

Rechargeability (optional) iconRechargeability (optional)

Lithium-ion battery technology ensures you can comfortably enjoy a full day of hearing, including streaming from your favorite devices. Simply set your hearing aids in their charger at night, and you'll wake up to fully-powered devices in the morning.

Bluetooth Connectivity iconBluetooth Connectivity

Connects directly to your iOS®, and select Android™ devices so you can stream audio in excellent quality directly to your hearing aids.

How to get Oticon Real locally and save

1Make sure there is a ZipHearing provider in your area

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We’ll answer your questions and let you know your local ZipHearing providers are.

2Schedule your consultation

At your convenience, call your local ZipHearing provider and schedule your hearing aid consultation. You'll discuss hearing aid options, and if you want, place an order.

3Hear better

Just days after your consultation, pick up your custom-ordered hearing aids and get them programmed to your unique hearing profile. If you don't love them, return them for a 100% refund.

Included with your purchase

Local Care Included

Don’t settle for less- or “remote support.” To get the best performance out of your hearing aids you need local care. It’s why Oticon recommends it, right on their website. Your purchase includes 1 year of unlimited appointments with your local ZipHearing provider. After your first year of ownership, additional appointments with your local ZipHearing provider are (at the most) $65 each.

45 Day Risk-Free Trial

Wear your hearing aids for 45 days. If they don’t change your life, simply bring them back to your local ZipHearing provider and we’ll issue a 100% refund. No restocking fees. No fine print.

3 Year Warranty

Your purchase includes a manufacturer’s 3 year warranty covering repairs, and loss and damage. If a hearing aid is lost or damaged beyond repair during the warranty period, your ZipHearing provider can file what is called a “Loss and Damage Claim” for you, and a new device will be issued, subject to a deductible payable to your hearing provider of $350/aid.

Supplies

Cleaning and maintenance supplies like domes and wax filters are included with your order, and your hearing provider will show you how to use them. If your hearing aids take disposable batteries, we’ll include a year's supply. If your hearing aids are rechargeable, we’ll include a charger.

Financing Available

We offer 12 month interest-free financing through CareCredit. We also offer payment plans of up to 60 months, though interest does apply. Setting up your financing takes just minutes, and a ZipHearing team member will help you through the process.

How Real fits

How hearing aids looks on the head
Chroma Beige (49.1% popularity)
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45 Day Risk-Free Trial
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45 Day Risk-Free Trial

Wear your hearing aids for 45 days. If they don’t change your life, simply bring them back to your local ZipHearing provider and we’ll issue a 100% refund. No restocking fees. No fine print.

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Financing Available
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Financing Available

We offer 12 month interest-free financing through CareCredit. We also offer payment plans of up to 60 months, though interest does apply. Setting up your financing takes just minutes, and a ZipHearing team member will help you through the process.

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Local Care Included
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Local Care Included

Don’t settle for less- or “remote support.” To get the best performance out of your hearing aids you need local care. It’s why Oticon recommends it, right on their website. Your purchase includes 1 year of unlimited appointments with your local ZipHearing provider. After your first year of ownership, additional appointments with your local ZipHearing provider are (at the most) $65 each.

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3 Year Warranty
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3 Year Warranty

Your purchase includes a manufacturer’s 3 year warranty covering repairs, and loss and damage. If a hearing aid is lost or damaged beyond repair during the warranty period, your ZipHearing provider can file what is called a “Loss and Damage Claim” for you, and a new device will be issued, subject to a deductible payable to your hearing provider of $350/aid.

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Supplies
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Supplies

Cleaning and maintenance supplies like domes and wax filters are included with your order, and your hearing provider will show you how to use them. If your hearing aids take disposable batteries, we’ll include a year's supply. If your hearing aids are rechargeable, we’ll include a charger.

Written by:Jeff Hall, Hearing Aid Specialist
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Jeff Hall

President at ZipHearing

Jeff is a California licensed hearing aid dispenser and the President of ZipHearing one of the largest hearing aid suppliers in the country. Read More
Medically reviewed by:Brad Ingrao, Doctor of Audiology
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Brad Ingrao

Editor & Doctor of Audiology

Brad Ingrao, Au.D. has been in clinical practice since 1992 in a variety of settings including academia, private practice, educational audiology, the VA, and the hearing aid industry.Read More
Updated:Dec 30, 2023
Oticon Real

Stay sharp in the real world

Released by Oticon on February 23, 2023, Real is Oticon's flagship line of hearing aids for mild-to-severe hearing losses.

Real is most well-known for being a more refined version of the previous generation Oticon More, which was the world’s first hearing aid with a built-in deep neural network to mimic the way the brain functions.

Oticon Real offers the perfect combination of power and style. With a discreet, elegant design, various battery options, four styles and nine colors to choose from, users can choose the style best suited to their lifestyle.

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Oticon Real at a glance

AI-driven pros and cons of Oticon Real, based on (67) written reviews and (22) video reviews

Utilizing Chat-GPT 4, we've curated valuable product insights from the user reviews on this page. This is a summary of firsthand experiences from verified Oticon Real users.

Pros

  • High Quality Sound: Users consistently report excellent sound clarity and a full range of sound, often describing Oticon Real as providing the best sound quality they've experienced in hearing aids.
  • Comfort: The hearing aids are frequently noted for their comfort, with many users stating that they are so comfortable, they often forget they are wearing them.
  • Effective Bluetooth Connectivity: There are positive remarks about the ease of connecting the hearing aids to devices, particularly for streaming audio from smartphones and other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
  • Long Battery Life: Users appreciate the long battery life of these hearing aids, often emphasizing their ability to last all day, even while using features like streaming.
  • Discreet and Compact Design: The small size and discreet appearance of the hearing aids are often highlighted, making them less noticeable and more aesthetically pleasing.
  • Advanced Technological Features: The hearing aids are praised for their technological advancements, including AI learning capabilities and effective noise reduction in various environments.
  • User-Friendly Application: Many users find the Oticon Companion app and the setup process easy and intuitive, enhancing the overall user experience with the hearing aids.

Cons

  • Whistling or Feedback: Some users experience bothersome whistling, humming, buzzing, warbling, or feedback issues.
  • Charger Design Flaws: Suggestions are made for improvements in the charger design, including the addition of a protective cover and a removable charging cable. Note that there is a SmartCharger available (extra cost and shown below), which resolves these issues.
  • Difficulty with Ear Placement: Some users find the hearing aids challenging to insert and position in the ear, with retainers occasionally causing obstructions.
  • Bluetooth Connectivity Challenges: Issues with setting up and maintaining stable Bluetooth connections, particularly with non-iPhone devices, are noted by some users.
  • Limited Functionality in the Oticon App: Users desire more extensive control options within the app, particularly for customizing sound settings to better manage conditions like tinnitus.
  • Adjustment Issues with Volume Control: Concerns are raised about the limited adjustability of volume for phone calls and music, particularly in environments with background noise.

Sales popularity of Real vs.

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Relative sales popularity of Oticon models over time, based on our internal sales data. Updated weekly. Click on a model name to remove/bring back it from the chart comparsion

Sales stats for Real

Based on our internal sales data. Updated daily.

BOUGHT BY 97.3%of our customers who've bought Oticon in the last 90 days
RETURNED BY 13.2% of customers during their 45 day trial period for a 100% refund
This hearing aid's return rate is 4% better than our average return rate of 14%
ZipHearing Return PolicyWe think you'll love your new hearing aids. But if you don't, return them for a 100% refund within 45 days. No restocking fees, no fine print.

Your savings through ZipHearing

Based on retail pricing figures from HearingTracker.com.

Average retail
OUR PRICE FOR
OTICON REAL IS
39% less
than the national average price
ZipHearing Price

Oticon's product naming convention

Oticon
Brand
Real
Model
1
Tech level
miniRITE
Style
R
Rechargeable

Real tech levels our customers buy

Based on internal sales data. Updated daily.

Hearing Aids prices range79.4%
Hearing Aids prices range79.4%
Tech level% of sales
Real 179.4%
Real 214.9%
Real 35.7%

Oticon Real models

Sorted by popularity. Based on our internal sales data. Updated daily.

Oticon Real comes in 6 different models, shown below. When purchasing through ZipHearing, the model you select doesn't affect the final price you pay — the technology level does; such as the Real 1, 2 or 3. The majority of ZipHearing customers buy the Oticon Real miniRITE R model (shown in position 1 below), with the 1 technology level.

RATING1
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miniRITE R

Mini receiver-in-the-ear style with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery and telecoil

89.5%
of our customers choose this model
12.4%
of our customers returned this model for a full refund
RATING2
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miniRITE T

Mini receiver-in-the-ear style with a size 312 battery and telecoil

10.2%
of our customers choose this model
19.1%
of our customers returned this model for a full refund
RATING3
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CROS PX miniRITE R

Mini receiver-in-the-ear style CROS transmitter with a lithium-ion

2.1%
of our customers choose this model
5.6%
of our customers returned this model for a full refund
RATING4
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CROS miniRITE T

Mini receiver-in-the-ear style CROS transmitter with a size 312 battery

0.5%
of our customers choose this model
0%
of our customers returned this model for a full refund
RATING5
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miniBTE R

Mini behind-the-ear style with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery and telecoil

0.2%
of our customers choose this model
50%
of our customers returned this model for a full refund
RATING6
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miniBTE T

Mini behind-the-ear style with a size 13 battery and telecoil

0.1%
of our customers choose this model
0%
of our customers returned this model for a full refund

Oticon Real 1 vs 2 & more

This is a heavily abbreviated chart designed to focus only on the key differences between models. Features that exist across all technology are not listed below unless they`re necessary to provide context for other features listed. Swipe right to see more features, tap on a feature to read its description.

Model321
Sales popularity5.7%14.9%79.4%
Return rate12%15.4%12.8%
Tech levelMidAdvancedPremium
Channels474864
Bands182024
MoreSound Intelligence 2.0Level 3Level 2Level 1
Neural Noise Surpression6 dB6 dB10 dB
Fitting bandwidth8 kHz8 kHz10 kHz
Clear Dynamics
Better-Ear Priority

*some features may not apply to all models on this page

For a more detailed comparison, see Oticon`s feature matrix

Oticon Real reviews

The video and/or written reviews below are from real ZipHearing customers who bought and wear Oticon Real hearing aids. Every ZipHearing customer is invited to create written and video reviews and is compensated up to $235 for doing so. We ask our customers to provide unbiased reviews highlighting both the pros and the cons of their hearing aids. We hope you find these firsthand experiences of Oticon Real helpful!
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In noisy environments I hear people perfectly

Review by: Nick from NJ
Model: Oticon Real 1 miniRITE R
Bought: Nov 2022

What’s up folks, my name is Nick and today, we’re gonna talk about the Oticon Real 1 miniRITE R. So just a few housekeeping items to get out of the way before we jump into this review. Number 1 I’m trying these hearing aids through ZipHearing, and if you don’t know what ZipHearing is, it’s a nationwide service that helps people get all the name brand hearing aids for thousands of dollars below retail, and if you want a link for the website, it’s right there. Just a very brief overview of my hearing history. I was diagnosed with a hearing loss, it’s fairly mild, however my biggest issue is hearing people in loud noisy environments, and I work in education, so I deal with noisy environments on a frequent basis, and that issue needed to be addressed. I have used a few other devices as well, so I will be comparing some of the pros and cons with these other devices, so please make sure you stick around to the end of the video, so that you can see that comparison. So if you’re still here, we’re about to get real with the Oticon Reals. So these hearing aids are brand new from Oticon and they follow in the footsteps of the More hearing aid. The hearing aid that I was supplied and the hearing aid that I will be talking about specifically is the 1 tech level, which is their most premium level, it is the miniRITE and it is the R for rechargeable, variant. So as you can see, on the screen, you are now currently looking at the hearing aid. It comes in a variety of colors which can be found found on ZipHearing’s website. These are the black, they’re black, there’s none more black. Now you’re taking a look at the charger that comes with your hearing aid devices. It uses a cable with a USB at the end that plugs into a brick, which you can then plug into an outlet to use this charger. The deep neural network is something that Oticon uses to identify what they use as an artificial intelligence, it uses a 360 degree microphone to capture 12 million real life sound scenes, right the data was then used to train these hearing aids onboard AI so that it can learn to recognize each type of sound and how important those sounds are to you, right is it just noise, is it wind, is it the fan, is it the vent, is it someone talking, right that’s important, that’s not noise, that’s important. So that artificial intelligence is going to kind of compensate for that, and it’s going to say okay that’s that’s just annoying sound, we’re gonna bring that down, but that person you’re talking to, we’re gonna boost that up. And I can tell you, personal experience, totally works, in those noisy environments, I heard people perfectly, and all that sort of chatter, just melted away, and was no longer a bother and it wasn’t a distraction and it wasn’t an interference, right, it just became something that was there that didn’t bother me and wasn’t causing harm. Now, one of my favorite things about these hearing aids is actually the app, um so it uses the Oticon Companion App and I’m gonna be posting maybe here, maybe here, I dunno yet, but you’ll see on screen, I’m gonna put some screenshots of the different things that are going on in the app. One thing I wanna get out in the open is that this app is super clean, the user interface is clean and crisp, um, it’s very user friendly there’s not a lot of confusion behind it, so this app is by far one of my favorite things about these hearing aids. As far as how it connects to the app and how it connects to the phone, these hearing aids use what’s called an MFI bluetooth standard which means Made for iPhone, um it can connect to Android devices but the standard protocol is MFI or Made for iPhone which allows you to connect your device instead of going through the Bluetooth menu, you’re actually gonna go to accessibility, and you’re gonna go to Hearing Devices, and that is how you’re going to connect these to your phone. So what has my experience been like with these hearing aids? I mean first and foremost, as soon as I put these in my ear, I knew these were something different, these were a step above many many many hearing aids. Immediately upon putting the receivers in my ears there was a crispness and a clarity and a boost to the audio quality and the sound quality that I was getting pumped into my ears and it was shocking. Without sounding cheesy, these were out of this world, I was highly impressed and that was within the first 2 minutes of wearing these and I can tell you, spoiler free, that experience and that positivity did not go away. It only got better. Additionally, not only was the sound quality from the outside world crisp and clear, but the streaming quality of the audio, when you’re streaming music or video or something from your phone or your device, that was amazing. Something else that really stood out to me was the ease of use and the ease of connection and the ease of setup involved with these hearing aids. Trying to pair them via Bluetooth wasn’t a thing, you just went into your iphone, into your accessibility, into your hearing devices, turn these off, turn these on, press connect and it was done, everything just worked, and it was really refreshing to not have to fumble around with things and look in the manual and look up answers on the internet, it just worked. So we’re gonna get back to this app because like I said, this is probably one of the top features for these hearing aids. Other apps are, a little bloated, or maybe they run slow, or they’re clunky or maybe it’s not user friendly, it’s not intuitive, the Oticon Companion App was all of those things, it went smooth, it was user friendly, it was clean, it was fast, it was responsive, everything is laid out where you would assume it would be laid out, it was very intuitive and you can tell that they spent a lot of time on that while they were developing the app. The battery life, the battery life on these Reals is fantastic, it lasts all day, just to give you a heads up, I usually put my hearing aids in at around 7, 730 in the morning, and I take them out at around 11, midnight, 11pm to midnight, so that’s you know, let’s do some math, that’s like uh, 17 hrs? Yeah. One of the most important things I can say is and this is gonna sound a little weird, but when I was wearing these hearing aids, I never thought about them. They never crossed my mind. It wasn’t like oh I’m hearing something weird or like oh I’m missing this or like oh they feel weird, right, that’s one of the biggest compliments I can give, is that when you’re wearing them and you’re using them, you forget they’re even there, they’re just doing their job and they’re doing it well. Now this video cannot only be positives right, there are some negatives and we’re gonna talk about some of these negatives right now. Negative number 1, in some situations where the hearing aid is trying to compensate for sound input, and trying to lower certain levels or boost certain levels, there is a little of a warble, right an increase in decrease in certain frequencies at a fairly rapid rate, it’s not debilitating right it’s not breaking your ears or it’s not breaking the hearing aids, it just, it can be annoying. Now, this didn’t happen all the time, it was very rare that this happened and basically what’s going on is that neural network, or the AI that’s based in these hearing aids is trying to give you a better sound. One of the biggest cons is actually remember we were talking about that MFI bluetooth connection, um that’s actually one of the biggest flaws, biggest cons here for me. Um, I am a multi-device guy, I have an iPhone, I have an iPad, I have a computer, I have an Apple watch, so with the MFI it’s really just 1 device at a time, right, it’s either your iphone, and then you have to physically switch it to your ipad and disconnect it from the phone, so that can be a little annoying. Finally one last con is the charger, right, I like the charger, I don’t like that it doesn’t have a lid right, so when you’re charging these, they just kinda sit here and your domes hang out in the front and they’re exposed to the elements right whatever, dog hair, dust, whatever. I would’ve liked a charger that had a lid or something to cover the hearing aids while they are charging. Second, this cable cannot be removed from the charger, right it is attached here, which might not be an issue if you’re just gonna leave it and never move it again. But if you need to pack it, or let’s say you have an animal that likes to chew on cables, you can’t just simply replace it with a USB to USB-C, right at that point this whole charger is kinda kaput, it’s gone and you gotta buy a new charger. Um, I would’ve liked a removable cable just to kind of resolve those issues. Alright everybody, so editor future version of Nick here, I just found out that that little charger issue that I was complaining about is easily resolved with a premium SmartCharger, it is a small travel sized charger that actually has a battery inside of it that you can charge with a USB-C cable, and it’ll recharge your Oticon Reals up to 3 times per charge, um and that has a lid and it keeps everything sealed and looking good, so yeah, problem solved, it’s a premium upgrade called the SmartCharger. So now we’re gonna compare these to the Phonak Lumity 90s that I have, they are both the highest tech level, they are both premium versions of their respective hearing aids, so I feel like it’s pretty fair comparisons. First, the app, Phonak has an app, Oticon has an app, whose is better? Uh, there’s really no debate, Oticon wins. Their app is way more intuitive, it flows nicer, it’s user friendly, um it is faster, it is less confusing, it just wins in pretty much every category. One way that the Phonak actually kinda beats the Oticon is the Phonak has tap control, right, so you can actually double tap on the hearing aid to answer a phone call, to hang up a phone call. Oticon you have to use the buttons, uh, is it less convenient, maybe, right, um is it, game changing, no, it’s just Phonak has the tap, Oticon does not, you can use the buttons on both though, so, Oticon sort of loses that one. The Bluetooth connections, may not be a big issue for you, but for me, it was a significant issue. The Phonak is going to win, because the Phonak you can connect up to 8 devices simultaneously so I can effortlessly and smoothly change from my phone to my iPad to my computer, with the MFI Made for iPhone connection, it’s one at a time, and you have to disconnect and reconnect in order to make it work. You remember that warble we talked about earlier? With the Oticon, where it was trying to compensate for the frequencies, um Phonak kind of has a similar issue, but handles it in a different way, I prefer the way Phonak’s AI handles it rather than the Oticon. The button positioning right, where are the buttons located on the hearing aids. The Oticons, the buttons tend to be lower down towards the bottom of the hearing aid, whereas the Phonaks are a little higher up more towards the top of the ear. For me, I tended to prefer Phonak’s button positioning, rather than the Oticon, so for that one I’ll give it to Phonak. Pricing, um, from what I understand, they are both very similar in price, so they both win. And furthermore, you will win, if you go through ZipHearing because you’re gonna save thousands of dollars, and trust me that is not an exaggeration, personal experience, that’s why I’m a ZipHearing customer, because they saved me thousands of dollars. So, to kind of wrap all this up, right, I know we talked about a lot, I showed you a lot, we talked about a lot, we went over a lot of things. Overall, these are a great purchase. You will not have a bad experience if you choose the Oticon Real 1 miniRITE R, right, they’re the premium level, they’re top of the line, the artificial intelligence or the neural network is fantastic, um the streaming quality is superb, the crispness, the clarity of the surrounding sound that is coming into your hearing aids, unbeatable, right, it’s up there with the Phonak it sounds fantastic. You will not be disappointed. Do I recommend these for you? Do I recommend these for my friends and family? Absolutely. Are there are couple downsides, a couple things that maybe I didn’t like, that you might not have a problem with? Sure, everyone has an opinion and you’re allowed to think whatever you want about these devices. But objectively these are fantastic hearing aids, the technology, the craftsmanship, the quality, everything is top notch, so let’s get real here, the Oticon Reals, 9 out of 10, 10 out of 10, right, they’re fantastic. So make sure you check these out, make sure you talk to your audiologist, talk to your hearing specialist, and you know what, give ZipHearing a call and see what’s going on with these. Thanks for watching and I hope to talk to you guys soon.

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You can’t see them and they do a great job

Review by: Jeffrey from NJ
Model: Oticon Real 1 miniRITE R
Bought: Feb 2023

Hi, I’m Jeff from New Jersey. I’d like to talk to you about my hearing aid experience. About a year ago I was in Las Vegas with my 2 sons, and in the casinos I was really missing a lot of conversation and my son even said to me “dad, you’ve gotta get your hearing checked.” Well like most of us, it took me a long time to kind of you know acknowledge that need and go to an audiologist, but indeed finally I went to an audiologist. I have what is typically age-related hearing loss, and the audiologist there recommended Oticon hearing aids. They’re pretty much top of the line hearing aids and I was thinking to myself wow do I really need to spend that kind of money and so I went to another audiologist maybe thinking that I could perhaps get something for a lot less, you could go to Costco and get you know serviceable hearing aids but how good are they, you know, I don’t know the answer to that, and you know I wanted something that was going to last and do very well for me. The second audiologist suggested recommended the same hearing aids as the first audiologist and so I went online to see what I could learn about Oticon and while there I discovered ZipHearing. ZipHearing offers the same Oticon hearing aids, but for two thirds the price, so I was very interested, I was concerned that, you know where these seconds or reconditioned or something like that, they are not. ZipHearing has a network of audiologists, they sent me to an audiologist very close to me and he, and his test came up with the same answer, yeah I’m really best served by these Oticon hearing aids. I’ll show them to you, they’re incredibly small, I believe these are called receiver-in-canal hearing aids. They work, it’s very simple this goes behind the ear, you pop this into you ear canal, this little piece into your ear canal, do on the other side as well and boom you’re good to go and they’re really, there we go, and you can’t see them and they do a great job. I expect they’re gonna last me for years to come and I’m incredibly pleased with them. If I had any advice to anyone considering hearing aids, the advice is, do it, you know for me it was missing those few words in conversations, especially in places like restaurants or when there’s a lot of background noise. So if you have any concern like that I strongly recommend you get yourself tested for hearing aids. Good luck to you.

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They are worth every penny.

Review by: Stephen from CA
Model: Oticon Real 2 miniRITE R
Bought: Apr 2023

Hi, my name is Steve Smallwood, and I was a long-haul trucker for 20 years and I mean long haul. California to New York. California to Maine. And sitting behind a diesel all those years I got so I couldn’t hear anything. I couldn't hear somebody snapping their fingers next to me. So, I went to see these people hearing science in Walnut Creek, California, and they introduced me to this brand called Oticon. And they are absolutely amazing. Let me quit fiddling with my phone and show you because I don't have the model number in front of me. But all you really need to know is Oticon. Check this out. See how easy it is to take him out. Take a look at that. Wait a minute. Can you see that? That is about the same size as I get in the camera here. Hello? There we go. It's about the same size as my thumbnail. That is tiny. And this is how easy they are to put back in. Not to mention I really don't. As easy as it is to take them in and out. I don't ever want to take them out because I can't hear anything without them. I know I can hear everything. They are worth every penny. In fact, I'm thinking about getting a second pair. So even when they are in the charger, I got a pair of hearing aids. Even when I am sleeping, I hate getting up in the middle of the night, going to the bathroom and not being able to hear the water running. That really sucks. Oh, I shouldn't cuss. That really stinks. But you know what? These things. I can hear everything. I really love the fact that I can hear stuff outside my window, and I wonder, is the window open? Just a little? Maybe. But I can hear the squirrels running across the fence. I can hear birds chirping in the neighbor's yard. I can hear my kids yelling at me from down the hall. I can hear everything and it's really great. So don't waste your time looking anywhere else. Go straight to Oticon. Find an Oticon dealer near you. I just looked up a hearing on my phone hearing aids in the town I lived in, and they served me this place called Hearing Science here in Walnut Creek, California. And these guys are great, and they fixed me up right now. And they said I had moderate hearing loss. I'm like, that's moderate. Next step is sign language. You know, I don't know how modern it was when my kids would be talking to me, and I couldn't hear them. I could see their lips moving, but I would definitely find who's dealing Oticon in your neighborhood and go there and get some right now. So, thanks for your time.

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My hearing has improved considerably

Review by: Art from NV
Model: Oticon Real 1 miniRITE R
Bought: Apr 2023

Yes, I wanted to pass on my experience of my hearing aid. I'm 86 years old, very active, and I have worn hearing aids for the last 15 years. Those have all been Phonak, which has been good hearing aids, but they did have a few faults, of which I started looking around and actually I have a brother that's been wearing them long, has been wearing hearing aids for longer than I have, and he highly recommended the Oticon. So, I researched it and found that I wanted to try them and about three months ago I purchased a pair of the Oticon model, a real one. And I find that they're very sharp and my hearing has improved considerably. I can't hear anything with my hearing aids out of my ears at all unless somebody's standing up next to me and I don't have any problem with the new Oticons. And even with my TV, I have the adapter, which I haven't used I've got good speakers and get good sound out of that. I have found problems with the pairing of the Oticon. I use my cell phone and I also use my iPad in conjunction with videos, YouTube videos and I've found that pairing is somewhat of a problem. I have the Oticon app and actually just this morning I removed the app I was having problems pairing and it paired up okay. I'm sure that Oticon, I believe, is surely working on that problem and also my audiologist can help me with it I'm sure too. So, like I said, I don't think I don't feel like you can go wrong with them. It just, they're just great hearing aids and people that zip down there are good people that work with too, as far as purchasing of them. And so that's my input I really like them. Thank you.

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I have been very happy with them

Review by: Arnold from CA
Model: Oticon Real 1 miniRITE R
Bought: Apr 2023

Hi, my name is Arnold. I'm a retired physician assistant and I'm a retired faculty member from the Keck School of Medicine. I was an assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine and also the founding president of the Society of Emergency Medicine, PAs. I've been retired since 2009 and I guess my favorite word in the past year or so is been 'what?' And so, I decided that it was time to go have my hearing checked and see about hearing aids. So back in January, I went to a local audiologist and was introduced to the Oticon More hearing aid and I wound up getting a Oticon More 3 and after about a month or so decided that, you know, this is a lot of money and just like test driving a new car, it might be worthwhile to check out a couple of different brands. And so, I spoke with the audiologist and told her what I intended to do and went to a large warehouse store that sells hearing aids and tried out one of theirs. It turned out to be a Philips hearing aid, and I tried that out for probably about 5 or 6 weeks and actually went down to Florida to visit my family and my grandchildren for a couple of weeks back in April. And I found out that with the whole family together and the noise of the family and also with the wind noise with the 20 mile an hour plus winds down in Boca Raton, Florida, that maybe this was not the hearing aid for me. And so, I decided I would check out ZipHearing, and I wound up with the Oticon Real 1 and went through the American Hearing and Balance in Long Beach, California. I have been very happy with them since I got them. Wind noise is like zero or I guess it sounds like wind. And I've been in several noisy environments and been able to hear the person who I am speaking with next to me in spite of being in the noisy environment and it hooks up quite well with Bluetooth. I enjoy walking every day, usually 5 to 6 miles a day, and listening to music. The audio quality, quite frankly, is not what one would hope for, say with actual high quality stuff. But I guess that is the downside of trying to get the audio through the hearing aids. But in spite of that, I still use it on a regular basis every day for listening to music. And I put these in at 530 in the morning. When I wake up, I take them out at 10:00 at night. When I go to bed, I have no problems with them running out of charge, they are rechargeable, and I just stick them in a charger and put them back in in the morning when I get up. They have been a real pleasure to wear. I don't even know that they're there. And you know, I'm not going to go ahead and take it out and show you the hearing aid, because I think by now you probably know what a hearing aid looks like. I don't have people coming up to me and saying, hey, you're wearing hearing aids. Nobody notices it. Of course, with my beard camouflage, I don't think anybody would notice anything anyway. Anyway, the bottom line is I'm very happy with these and I highly recommend going through ZipHearing and that is all I have to say. Have a great day. Thanks. Bye.

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I have been quite pleased with it

Review by: Stephen from CA
Model: Oticon Real 1 miniRITE R
Bought: Apr 2023

Hi, my name is Steve. I am 73 years old. I have had Oticon real one hearing aids through Zip hearing for about three months. I got the hearing aids because I have moderate hearing loss. Minimal, the lower frequencies moderate for most of the hearing range and severe in the upper frequencies. I have noticed that I can hear my grandchildren talk much more easily. I hear noises like clicking on the turn signal of a car that I did not hear before. And I can talk to my friends on bike rides and play golf and do other social activities which I could not before. Here is a hearing aid. You can see how small it is. It goes on easily. It took me 4 or 5 efforts to be able to put it on, and now that I have worn it for 2 or 3 months, I hardly know it is here. The only difficulty I have is wearing glasses, either reading glasses or sunglasses on top. So, I have been wearing glasses with straight bows, which minimizes the contact of the glasses on the hearing aid. And that is fine, I do not have any problem with that. I did a lot of research online. I went to three different audiologists to discuss hearing aids and get audiology reports and so I was pretty confident by the time that I ordered the hearing aids that they were the best choice for me. The Otticon real has a special noise canceling feature, which I thought would be important both in social situations, restaurants, parties and also riding my bicycle. This is the first hearing aid that I have had, so I do not have anything to compare it to, but I have been quite pleased with it. And the main advice that I would give someone is to do a lot of research. I read a lot of reviews, I read technical articles regarding how hearing aids work, and I talked, as I said, to three different audiologists who gave me different perspectives on what I needed and what their recommendations would be. Thank you. Here you can see the hearing aid in the side of my head, around my ear, which is hardly noticeable. Thank you.

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Written Reviews

Review by Private on Mar 15, 2023
Model: Oticon Real 1 miniRITE R
Rating:
VERIFIED BUYER | Los Angeles, CA
2 oticon real hearing aids sitting in the standard charger with a green light on
chroma beige oticon real hearing aid in half of hand

A big improvement

I was lucky enough that Oticon Real was released during my trial period with Oticon More, the previous generation model. I honestly didn't expect to notice a tremendous difference between the 2 models, but have been pleasantly surprised that the Real are indeed noticeably better than More. As advertised, they are better at reducing wind noise, and touching noises when I adjust the hearing aids. Grateful that the timing worked out that I could exchange the More for the newer Real model. 5 stars overall.
Review by Jeffrey on Mar 24, 2023
Model: Oticon Real 1 miniRITE R(Silver Grey)
Rating:
VERIFIED BUYER | Morristown, NJ
2 oticon real 1 minirite R hearing aids sitting in the standard charger with right and left indicators showing
2 oticon real hearing aids in palm of hand

First Time User

Purchased the Oticon hearing aids since I was not hearing conversations well in loud environments. They’re comfortable and can barely be seen. I’m still in the adjustment stage with the audiologist so I expect them to get even better. Conversations in restaurants and other crowded places are significantly improved. My only complaint is that there’s low level background buzzing/humming unless I turn the volume down, which reduces the value of the hearing aids so that doesn’t make sense. On the other hand, it’s still better than the tinnitus I get 24/7 without the hearing aids.
Review by Nick on Apr 06, 2023
Model: Oticon Real 1 miniRITE R
Rating:
VERIFIED BUYER | Tenefly, NJ
2 dark grey real hearing aids leaning against the standard charger
2 dark grey real hearing aids being charged

First impression… woah!

First impression… woah! As soon as I put these in my ears it was a whole different experience!

The audio provided by the Oticon Real 1 minirite R hearing aids was crystal clear and very dynamic. Whatever AI-based system they have going on in these is on another level. The aids allowed to me hear and experience everything that was going on around me, but at a more controlled and defined level. I have used other hearing aids from other brands before and was shocked at how amazing the Oticons were. Do the Real’s perform better than the other aids in every way? No. However, the Real’s can certainly hold their own.

For the TV and display enthusiasts there, It was as if I had been hearing in HD with my other aids and was now catapulted into the world of 4k. The dynamic range is incredible and the “Deep Neural Network”, or Oticon’s AI, does a stellar job at controlling the audio input from the world around you. Unlike other aids, I was not able to notice certain frequencies dipping in and out in response to the AI controlling sound from around me. Everything was smooth and crisp with fairly controlled and consistent audio signal from the aid. Furthermore, the audio quality while streaming from a device (music, videos, etc) is certainly of higher quality than other brands that I have used.

The app and iPhone pairing experience was effortless and foolproof. It just worked, which is hard to come by these days. The Oticon companion app has a very clean and user friendly interface and is quite responsive.

The charger could benefit from a few changes, in my opinion. I would prefer to have a charger that covers the aids when they are charging. It would protect them from the endless supply of dog hair that can be found in my house. Also, I would have preferred a charger with a removable charging cable, perhaps one with a USB-C port. The cable on the charger is not removable.

Overall, the Oticon Real 1 minirite R hearing aids are an excellent set of aids. I was hard-pressed to try and find any major negatives when writing this review. Are there some minor (subjective) flaws? Yes. I would still recommend these to anyone looking for a premium hearing aid who is looking for a seamless and effortless setup and user experience. I give these two thumbs up and my dog just added in two paws up!
Review by Steve on Apr 25, 2023
Model: Oticon Real 1 miniRITE R(Diamond Black)
Rating:
VERIFIED BUYER | Orlando, FL
Oticon real rechargeable device sitting discreetly behind the right ear
Oticon real rechargeable device sitting discreetly behind the left ear

Improvement in tinnitus

After about 1 month of wearing them, the "ringing" in my left ear has subsided quite a bit. I have found that my hearing in loud environments such as restaurants and bars has also been noticeably improved. They still make me want to ich my ear canal, but that too has been getting better over time.
Review by Ulf on Apr 17, 2023
Model: Oticon Real 1 miniRITE R
Rating:
VERIFIED BUYER | Santa Monica, CA

Excellent!

I have now had the Oticon Real for 1 month and they are excellent. Good sound quality, clear and comfortable to wear. The app is easy to use, even for a technically challenged person like me. I am very happy with my choice.
Review by Nikki on May 17, 2023
Model: Oticon Real 1 miniRITE R
Rating:
VERIFIED BUYER | New York, NY

Oticon Real 1 is a Great Hearing Aid

The pro's - The natural sound quality is a big plus. There is clarity not just volume. I rarely have to ask anyone to repeat themselves. I wear my aids from the time I get up until I go to bed. I find them so comfortable I have to remind myself I am wearing them. They appear to be very well designed and constructed. I got the Companion Clip Bluetooth to go with the aids. I love it as it liberates be from being tied to my phone. I can hear and be heard even if the phone is a few rooms away from where I am talking..
Review by Al on May 05, 2023
Model: Oticon Real 1 miniRITE R
Rating:
VERIFIED BUYER | Mechanicsville, VA
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two real hearing aids being charged with the orange indicator light on

Excellent ZipHearing Service

I purchases the Oticon Real 1 miniRITE R and have been very satisfied with the fit, build quality and performance. I also received a TV Adapter 3.0 at no charge after I read the ZipHearing YouTube Oticon Review. Jeff Hall was very helpful and responded quickly when I had any questions or requested ant additional information. ZipHearing took care of filing my BC/BS insurance claim. I received my BC/BS payment in less than 30 days. Also, the Audiologist ZipHearing sent me to was very friendly, knowledgeable, and explained how to wear and maintain my new Oticon Hearing Aids. I highly recommend ZipHearing for all phases of the hearing aid purchasing and fitting experience.
Review by John on May 23, 2023
Model: Oticon Real 1 miniRITE R
Rating:
VERIFIED BUYER | Portland, OR

Oticon Real-1

The sound quality is excellent and they are very comfortable. I had my hearing tested through my ENT provider and was able to test drive two hearing aids for comparison. Going into the test, I did not think Oticon was going to be my first choice but they became my first choice.
Review by Karin on Jun 26, 2023
Model: Oticon Real 3 miniRITE R
Rating:
VERIFIED BUYER | Bradenton, FL

VERY PLEASED!!

This is my second hearing aid purchase. Bought my first pair 4 years ago and those were helpful for my minimal to moderate hearing loss. These are such a vast improvement over those initial aids, would highly recommend Oticon to anyone considering an investment in better hearing. They are comfortable and the sound quality is great - crisp and clear w/o being overpowering. Easy to set up/use. Charging is easy. Am very pleased overall with these hearing aids.
Review by Gerald on May 26, 2023
Model: Oticon Real 1 miniRITE R(Silver)
Rating:
VERIFIED BUYER | Las Vegas, NV
single silver oticon real hearing aid in the palm of a hand
silver hearing aid sitting discreetly behind the ear and matching silver hair color
2 real hearing aids in a charger next to coins laid out on a table to show scale
2 real hearing aids laying flat on a table next to coins to show scale

Improved Technology Hearing Aids

I had trouble clearly hearing and understanding speech with my ~ 5 year old hearing aids. I tried and was shocked how much better the newer technology present in the oticon Real 1 Minirite improved both issues I was experiencing.
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Common questions about Oticon Real hearing aids

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Can this hearing aid be paired directly to my Bluetooth TV?
No. To stream audio from the TV you'll need the TV Adapter 3.0
Does this hearing aid allow for hands-free phone calls?
Hands-free communication is available with iPhone 11 or later, with software updates iOS 15.2 and later. If you have any other phone, you can only get hands-free functionality via the ConnectClip accessory. With that accessory, you'll hear the caller's voice streamed through your hearing aids, but in order for them to hear you, you'd have to either hold the phone to your mouth, or if you want hands-free calling, clip the ConnectClip to your shirt and talk into that. The ConnectClip has a microphone on it that will pick up your voice for the caller, allowing you to keep the phone in your pocket/purse, etc.
Is this hearing aid Bluetooth compatible?

Real is Made for iPhone, which means it can connect directly with iPhones to stream music, phone calls, and more. Real is also compatible with the new Android protocol, Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids (ASHA), allowing high-quality, one-way direct streaming from Android devices with Android 10 or later and Bluetooth 5.0. If your phone isn't directly compatible with Real, you can still get Bluetooth functionality via the ConnectClip accessory.

What is the lifespan of the rechargeable batteries?
The lithium-ion battery will last 2.5-3 years. When it needs to be replaced, take it to your hearing provider and they can replace the battery in their office.
How will I know when my battery needs to be charged?
A few hours before the battery dies, you'll hear three steady beeps. This will usually happen a few times. Then, right before the battery dies, you'll hear four descending tones.
How long does it take to get a full charge?
A full charge takes 3 hrs and will get you between 16-24 hrs of power. A 30 minute quick charge will get you 6 hours of power.
What if I'm on-the-go and my battery dies?
With proper planning and charging, this should rarely if ever happen. If you're concerned about this, you may want to buy the SmartCharger accessory, which is designed for travel, and features a built-in power bank that stores a minimum of 3 full charges.
Does the charger include a dehumidifier?
The standard charger included with your order does not. If you live in a humid environment or are concerned about moisture exposure, Oticon recommends buying the Oticon SmartCharger accessory, Flow Med Dry-Cap or PerfectDry Lux dehumidifers.
How many hours a day do the batteries last?
If you don't do any streaming, the battery on the Real rechargeable models should last 20-22 hours. If you stream a few hours a day, battery life will be around 16-18 hours.
How will I know when it's time to change the battery?
A few hours before the battery dies, you'll hear three steady beeps. This will usually happen a few times. Then, right before the battery dies, you'll hear four descending tones.
Are the batteries hard to change?

For most people, no. But if you have poor dexterity, we'd recommend considering the Real miniRITE R or Real miniBTE R rechargeable model, so you don't have to change batteries.

How long do the batteries last?

Battery life will vary depending on several factors. In general, the miniRITE T 312 battery model will last 3.5-5.5 days. If you use the miniBTE T 13 battery model, expect a few more days.

How do I turn this hearing aid on and off?
To turn the hearing aid off, simply place it in the charger. Or, press and hold the rockerswitch's bottom button for three seconds.
How can I control this hearing aid, and which settings can I control?
You can control the volume and program of this hearing aid using the onboard rockerswitch or the Remote Control 3.0. For further control over the hearing aids, we recommend using the Companion app, which gives you much for functionality than the rockerswitch or Remote Control 3.0. You can read about the Oticon Companion app's functionality further down this page in the 'Compatible apps & accessories' section.
Does the app have a “Find My Hearing Aid” feature?
Yes. However, in order to use this feature, you would've had to have setup the Companion app and paired your hearing aids to your phone, prior to losing them. Once the hearing aids have been paired, if you lose them, the app will help you locate them, so long as the hearing aids are powered on. If the hearing aids are powered off, or if their batteries have died, the app will show you the last location of the hearing aids when they were powered on.
Is this hearing aid CROS compatible?
Yes, all Real hearing aids are compatble with the CROS devices listed above.
In which models is the new Olive Green color available?

At this time, Olive Green is only available in the miniRITE R model.

Can I get this hearing aid with a telecoil?
Yes, All Real models include a telecoil.
What's the difference between Oticon More vs. Oticon Real?

First, both models look identical, and have the core features you'd expect from a modern hearing aid—Bluetooth compatibility, rechargeability, and a sleek and discreet design. It's what's inside the hearing aid that sets these two models apart. Oticon Real is a more refined version of the previous generation Oticon More. Oticon Real is built on Oticon's newest and most powerful platform ever, Polaris R. Oticon Real includes detectors for fast and precise processing of disruptive sounds, including a new wind noise stabilizer, along with a stabilizer to reduce handling noise (noise that comes from touching/adjusting the hearing aids, or hair touching the hearing aid microphones). Real is also compatible with Oticon's new Companion App, which provides users further functionality and control over Real hearing aids.

Compatible apps & accessories

Apps (by popularity)

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Companion App

Companion App

Use the companion app to control settings like volume, program, background noise reduction and tinnitus relief sounds. Locate your hearing aids if you've lost them. Track valuable information on your hearing aid use, like wear time, and battery life. Get remote support from your hearing care professional when you need it, and much more.

*Double tap on the app to open it in the store

Accessories (by popularity)

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*Included with rechargeable orders
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Charger, $199

Charger, $199

*Included with rechargeable orders

This is Oticon's standard charger and is the one that comes with all rechargeable hearing aids. Fully charges your hearing aids in 3 hrs, providing 24 hours of power. A quick charge of 30 minutes will provide 5 hours of power.
RATING2
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SmartCharger, $249

SmartCharger, $249

This is an optional portable charger that is available for purchase. It's designed for travel, with a protective lid and built-in power bank that stores a minimum of 3 full charges. A 3 hour charge provides a full day of power, and a 30-minute quick charge provides an additional six hours of power. It also features a bult-in drying function that automatically removes moisture from hearing aids.
RATING3
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TV Adapter 3.0, $249

TV Adapter 3.0, $249

Plug it into the back of your TV or soundbar and the audio will be streamed directly to your hearing aids. Others can keep the TV at their preferred volume level, while you set your own volume via the app or on the hearing aids themselves.
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ConnectClip, $249

ConnectClip, $249

ConnectClip has two features. First, it's most commonly used as a Bluetooth streamer that allows you to stream audio from your phone to your hearing aids. If you have an iPhone, you don't need this, because iPhones stream directly to Oticon hearing aids. If you have an Android or any other phone and you want to stream from your phone, you need this. Even if you have an iPhone, it still may make sense to get this, because it does allow for hands free phone calls. Wear it around your neck and the microphone picks up your voice for the person on the other end of the call to hear, so you don't have to hold you the phone to your mouth when speaking. The second feature of ConnectClip is its ability to work as a remote microphone. If you have a hard time hearing in noise this accessory is a lifesaver. Attach the ConnectClip to a companion's shirt and their voice will stream directly to your hearing aids. Their voice will come through much stronger than all the competing noise in the environment.
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SmartCharger miniBTE R, $249

SmartCharger miniBTE R, $249

This is an optional portable charger that is available for purchase and compatible with the Real miniBTE R model. It's designed for travel, with a protective lid and built-in power bank that stores a minimum of 3 full charges. A 3.5 hour charge provides a full day of power, and a 30-minute quick charge provides an additional six hours of power. It also features a bult-in drying function that automatically removes moisture from hearing aids.
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Remote Control 3.0, $199

Remote Control 3.0, $199

You probably don't need this. Most people use the app to control their hearing aids, and if not the app, then the push button on the hearing aid itself. But if neither of those suit you, this remote is a simple way to control the volume and program.
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KEY FEATURES

1. Dome

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The dome slips over and encloses/protects the receiver/speaker. Domes are made with medical-grade silicone. They come in different shapes and sizes—your hearing care professional will help you pick the right size and style. Selecting the appropriate dome will change the sound performance of your hearing aids, so if you’re not achieving satisfying results with your hearing aids, your hearing provider will often consider trying a different dome style. In some cases, such as for wearers with severe or profound hearing loss, an earmold will be used instead of a dome.

2. Indicator light

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The LED indicator light shows the charging state of the battery. The light will turn orange when the hearing aid is charging, and green when fully charged. When removed from the charger or turned on, the light will turn green after approximately six seconds, confirming that it is ready for use.

3. Microphone

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The microphone picks up the sound from the environment and sends it into the hearing aid for processing. You’ll mostly want to leave the microphone alone, but periodically check it to ensure it’s not being plugged up by hair care products or oils.

4. Receiver

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The receiver AKA speaker delivers the sound into the ear. Oticon receivers are available in 3 different strengths, standard (60), moderate (85), power (100). Your ZipHearing provider will help you determine the appropriate gain (strength/power) receiver based on the results of your hearing test. Expect to have to replace your receivers every year or so, and this is something that usually takes just a few minutes with your local ZipHearing provider.

5. Receiver wire

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This thin, plastic-coated wire transmits power and signals to the receiver/speaker, which is worn inside the ear. Oticon receivers are available in 5 different lengths: 0,1,2,3 & 4. Your ZipHearing provider will help you determine the appropriate length of receiver wire, by measuring your ear. In cases when your ZipHearing provider is unsure of the exact receiver length that will work best for you, we’re happy to send out a few different receiver lengths for you to try.

6. Rechargeable or disposable batteries

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The model shown is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, expected to last 16-24 hours/day. The battery takes about 3 hours to fully charge, and a 30 minute quick charge will get you about 6 hours of power. Most people do buy the rechargeable model, and simply put the aids in a charger next to their bed at night, allowing them to wake up with fully charged hearing aids. Other models shown on this page (below) can be powered by a disposable size 312 or size 13 battery. These batteries will last anywhere from 5-10 days, depending on how much Bluetooth streaming you do. Your purchase from ZipHearing includes a 1 year supply of disposable batteries.

7. Rocker switch

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The rocker switch can be programmed by your hearing provider to have different functions, depending on your needs. Some of these functions include volume and program control, on/off functionality, flight mode, and answering/ending phone calls. Some people use these buttons exclusively to control the hearing aids, and others use the app to control the hearing aids. Others (most people), use a combination of both the app and rocker switch to make adjustments to their hearing aids. You likely won’t have to use these buttons often, but some people find them handy to make quick adjustments to their hearing aids when they change listening environments (ie, entering a noisy restaurant, or a quiet room). Your hearing provider will go over the options available and make sure your hearing aids are set up to your ideal preferences.

8. Water resistant

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Oticon Real has an IP68 rating, with all vital components nano-coated inside and out. As a result, Real is protected from dust getting inside and can withstand exposure to water, though caution around water is highly recommended. Prolonged exposure to water can cause irreparable damage to Oticon Real, in which a one-time replacement device would be issued during your 3 year warranty, subject to a $350 deductible payable to your local ZipHearing provider .

9. Wax filter

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When it comes to maintaining your hearing aids, this is where you’ll spend most of your time. The wax filter (mostly) prevents wax and oils from getting into the receiver/speaker. Your hearing provider may supply you with Oticon ProWax filters enabling you to periodically change these on your own. Some people never have to change these wax filters, others have to change them weekly. Your purchase includes 1 pack of wax filters, and you can purchase additional wax filters directly from your ZipHearing provider, or through a number of sites online such as Amazon.

10. Dome

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The dome slips over and encloses/protects the receiver/speaker. Domes are made with medical-grade silicone. They come in different shapes and sizes—your hearing care professional will help you pick the right size and style. Selecting the appropriate dome will change the sound performance of your hearing aids, so if you’re not achieving satisfying results with your hearing aids, your hearing provider will often consider trying a different dome style. In some cases, such as for wearers with severe or profound hearing loss, an earmold will be used instead of a dome.

11. Indicator light

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The LED indicator light shows the charging state of the battery. The light will turn orange when the hearing aid is charging, and green when fully charged. When removed from the charger or turned on, the light will turn green after approximately six seconds, confirming that it is ready for use.

12. Microphone

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The microphone picks up the sound from the environment and sends it into the hearing aid for processing. You’ll mostly want to leave the microphone alone, but periodically check it to ensure it’s not being plugged up by hair care products or oils.

13. Receiver

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The receiver AKA speaker delivers the sound into the ear. Oticon receivers are available in 3 different strengths, standard (60), moderate (85), power (100). Your ZipHearing provider will help you determine the appropriate gain (strength/power) receiver based on the results of your hearing test. Expect to have to replace your receivers every year or so, and this is something that usually takes just a few minutes with your local ZipHearing provider.

14. Receiver wire

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This thin, plastic-coated wire transmits power and signals to the receiver/speaker, which is worn inside the ear. Oticon receivers are available in 5 different lengths: 0,1,2,3 & 4. Your ZipHearing provider will help you determine the appropriate length of receiver wire, by measuring your ear. In cases when your ZipHearing provider is unsure of the exact receiver length that will work best for you, we’re happy to send out a few different receiver lengths for you to try.

15. Rechargeable or disposable batteries

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The model shown is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, expected to last 16-24 hours/day. The battery takes about 3 hours to fully charge, and a 30 minute quick charge will get you about 6 hours of power. Most people do buy the rechargeable model, and simply put the aids in a charger next to their bed at night, allowing them to wake up with fully charged hearing aids. Other models shown on this page (below) can be powered by a disposable size 312 or size 13 battery. These batteries will last anywhere from 5-10 days, depending on how much Bluetooth streaming you do. Your purchase from ZipHearing includes a 1 year supply of disposable batteries.

16. Rocker switch

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The rocker switch can be programmed by your hearing provider to have different functions, depending on your needs. Some of these functions include volume and program control, on/off functionality, flight mode, and answering/ending phone calls. Some people use these buttons exclusively to control the hearing aids, and others use the app to control the hearing aids. Others (most people), use a combination of both the app and rocker switch to make adjustments to their hearing aids. You likely won’t have to use these buttons often, but some people find them handy to make quick adjustments to their hearing aids when they change listening environments (ie, entering a noisy restaurant, or a quiet room). Your hearing provider will go over the options available and make sure your hearing aids are set up to your ideal preferences.

17. Water resistant

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Oticon Real has an IP68 rating, with all vital components nano-coated inside and out. As a result, Real is protected from dust getting inside and can withstand exposure to water, though caution around water is highly recommended. Prolonged exposure to water can cause irreparable damage to Oticon Real, in which a one-time replacement device would be issued during your 3 year warranty, subject to a $350 deductible payable to your local ZipHearing provider .

18. Wax filter

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When it comes to maintaining your hearing aids, this is where you’ll spend most of your time. The wax filter (mostly) prevents wax and oils from getting into the receiver/speaker. Your hearing provider may supply you with Oticon ProWax filters enabling you to periodically change these on your own. Some people never have to change these wax filters, others have to change them weekly. Your purchase includes 1 pack of wax filters, and you can purchase additional wax filters directly from your ZipHearing provider, or through a number of sites online such as Amazon.