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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

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Click here to check your location, or simply call us at 877-813-4401.
We’ll answer your questions and let you know your local ZipHearing providers are.

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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.

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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
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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. More about Jeff Hall
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.More about Brad Ingrao
Updated:Dec 30, 2023
Oticon Real

Stay sharp in the real world

Released February 23, 2023, Oticon Real is now a slightly outdated model, and most ZipHearing customers are ordering the newer Oticon Intent.

Oticon Real is still however the best choice if you want disposable batteries, as the Intent model only comes with rechargeable batteries. We do not think Intent is a drastically-improved product as compared to Oticon Real, but there are some slight improvements and if you are purchasing new hearing aids and wanting rechargeable batteries, we'd recommend the Intent model.

In some cases it may still make sense to go with the Oticon Real model and this should be discussed with your hearing provider.

Oticon Real at a glance

AI-driven pros and cons of Oticon Real, based on (75) 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.

over the last 60 days

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 3.5%of our customers who've bought Oticon in the last 90 days
RETURNED BY 14.7% of customers during their 45 day trial period for a 100% refund
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
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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%
Hearing Aids prices range79%
Tech level% of sales
Real 179%
Real 215.3%
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%
of our customers choose this model
14.1%
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

10.6%
of our customers choose this model
18.9%
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 rechargeable battery

2.6%
of our customers choose this model
4.3%
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

0.4%
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%15.3%79%
Return rate15.7%18.2%13.9%
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!
Preview for the "In noisy environments I hear people perfectly" video
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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

Summary: Nick reviews the Oticon Real 1 miniRITE R hearing aids, focusing on their performance and personal experience. Diagnosed with mild hearing loss, especially in noisy environments like his workplace in education, Nick finds the Oticon Real 1 aids to be a significant improvement. He praises their artificial intelligence, which filters noise and enhances speech clarity, making conversations in loud settings much clearer. He is particularly fond of the Oticon Companion App, which he finds user-friendly, providing easy adjustments and maintenance reminders. Despite the exceptional sound quality and easy setup, Nick notes some downsides, such as limited Bluetooth connectivity to one device at a time and a charger design that lacks a lid and has a non-detachable cable. However, he mentions an available premium SmartCharger that addresses some of these issues. Despite a few cons, Nick highly recommends the Oticon Real 1 miniRITE R for its sound quality and intelligent features, considering them top-notch in technology and craftsmanship.

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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

Summary: Jeff from New Jersey recounts his experience with hearing loss and the journey to getting hearing aids. After realizing he was missing parts of conversations, especially in noisy environments like Las Vegas casinos, he consulted an audiologist. Diagnosed with age-related hearing loss, he was recommended Oticon Real hearing aids by two different audiologists. Despite initial concerns about cost and quality compared to cheaper options, Jeff decided to invest in the recommended high-quality aids. He praises their discreet design and effectiveness, particularly in reducing background noise and enhancing conversation clarity. Jeff ends by advising others experiencing similar hearing issues to seek testing and consider hearing aids to improve their quality of life.

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They are worth every penny.

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

Summary: Steve, a former long-haul trucker, shares his positive experience with Oticon Real 2 hearing aids. After years of exposure to loud diesel engines led to significant hearing loss, Steve turned to hearing aids and was amazed by their performance. He emphasizes their tiny size, easy usability, and the profound impact they have had on his life, such as enhancing his ability to hear everyday sounds like squirrels and birds, and improving communication with his family. Steve strongly recommends Oticon Real hearing aids to others experiencing hearing loss, highlighting their value and the difference they have made in his ability to hear and engage with the world around him.

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My hearing has improved considerably

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

Summary: Art, An 86-year-old, highly active individual shares his switch from Phonak to Oticon Real hearing aids based on his brother's recommendation. After 15 years with Phonak, he tried the Oticon Real 1 and noticed a significant improvement in sharpness and overall hearing. Despite the benefits, he encountered issues with pairing the hearing aids to his cell phone and iPad, affecting his use with YouTube videos and other media. However, he resolved a recent pairing issue by reinstalling the Oticon app and believes these problems are being addressed by Oticon and can be further assisted by his audiologist. Overall, he expresses satisfaction with his new Oticon Real rechargeable hearing aids and recommends them.

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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

Summary: Arnold, a retired physician assistant and former assistant professor at the Keck School of Medicine, shares his journey to finding the right hearing aids. After experiencing unsatisfactory performance with other hearing aids in noisy environments and wind noise, he switched to the Oticon Real 1. Arnold is very satisfied with these, noting their effective noise reduction and Bluetooth connectivity, although he mentions the audio quality for music is not as good as he would prefer. Despite this, he uses them daily for music during his walks without any issues with battery life. He appreciates the discreetness and comfort of the hearing aids, adding that they are hardly noticeable, especially with his beard.

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02:33

I have been quite pleased with it

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

Summary: Steve, a 73-year-old with moderate hearing loss, shares his positive experience with Oticon Real 1 hearing aids. He notes significant improvements in hearing his grandchildren, detecting subtle sounds like car turn signals, and engaging in social activities like biking and golfing. Initially, fitting the hearing aid took some effort, but now he finds it comfortable and barely noticeable, although he mentions a minor issue with wearing glasses. Steve conducted extensive research and consulted three different audiologists before choosing these hearing aids, particularly valuing their noise-canceling feature for various environments. He emphasizes the importance of thorough research and professional advice in selecting the right hearing aids.

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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
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A big improvement

I was lucky enough that Oticon Real was released during my trial period with 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
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2 oticon real hearing aids in palm of hand
Color: Silver Grey

First Time User

Purchased the Real 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
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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
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Oticon real rechargeable device sitting discreetly behind the left ear
Color: Diamond Black

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 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 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 Al on May 05, 2023
Model: Oticon Real 1 miniRITE R
Rating:
VERIFIED BUYER | Mechanicsville, VA
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Very satisfied

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.
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
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silver hearing aid sitting discreetly behind the ear and matching silver hair color
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Color: Silver

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.
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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.
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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 Real 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.
Models
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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

The image of Dome hearing aids feature

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

The image of Indicator light hearing aids feature

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

The image of Microphone hearing aids feature

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

The image of Receiver hearing aids feature

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

The image of Receiver wire hearing aids feature

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

The image of Rocker switch hearing aids feature

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.