Oticon Ruby is an outdated model. You may be interested in the newer version, Oticon Zircon.

Oticon Ruby

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What we love about Ruby

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Designed by budget-conscious consumers, Ruby is an attractive combination of sound quality, sought-after features, and affordability.

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.

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.

Included with your purchase

Local Care

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 all the major manufacturers recommend it. 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 $50 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.

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 Ruby fits

How hearing aids looks on the head
Chroma beige (50% popularity)
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45 Day Risk-Free Trial
Shield icon - 45 Day Risk-Free Trial

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
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Local Care

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 all the major manufacturers recommend it. 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 $50 each.

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Warranty
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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
Supplies icon - provide supplies for the hearing aids

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 08, 2022
Oticon Ruby

Made to capture special moments

As of Feb 24, 2022, Ruby is an outdated model. If you're interested in Ruby, we'd recommend checking out the next generation model, Oticon Zircon.

Ruby was best known for being Oticon’s most affordable hearing aid in their “essential” category, while still being powered by the ultra-fast Velox S™ platform.

There are sometimes legitimate reasons to purchase an outdated model, but in most cases we would recommend taking a look at the newer model.

Ruby at a glance

Sales popularity of Ruby 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 Ruby

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BOUGHT BY 0%of our customers who've bought Oticon in the last 90 days
RETURNED BY 0%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 IS
29% less
than the national average for this hearing aid
ZipHearing Price

Oticon's product naming convention

Oticon
Brand
Ruby
Model
1
Tech level
miniRITE
Style
R
Rechargeable

Ruby tech levels our customers buy

Based on internal sales data. Updated daily.

Hearing Aids prices range80%
Hearing Aids prices range80%
Tech level% of sales
Premium20%
Advanced80%

Oticon Ruby models

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

RATING1
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miniRITE R

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

70%
of our customers choose this model
RATING2
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miniRITE

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

30%
of our customers choose this model
RATING3
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miniRITE T

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

0%
of our customers choose this model
RATING4
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BTE

Behind-the-ear style with a size 13 battery

0%
of our customers choose this model
RATING5
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BTE PP

Power plus behind-the-ear style with a size 13 battery

0%
of our customers choose this model

Oticon Ruby 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.

Model21
Sales popularity80%20%
Tech levelAdvancedPremium
Bands810
Speech Rescue LX
SuperShield

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

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

Oticon Ruby reviews

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I am so delighted with them

Review by: Bill from PA
Model: Oticon Ruby 2 miniRITE R
Bought: Feb 2021

Hello, my name is Bill, and I live in the Philadelphia area. But that’s probably not important. What is important is that if you’re watching this video, we probably have something in common- we both are suffering from some degree of hearing loss. Now, when I turned 65 I would receive lots of advertisements from local hearing aid providers, and this made me angry, to be honest. I confess, I was resisting growing older, and hearing loss is indeed a natural part of this process. Finally, after fighting this for years, I relented and avoided the advertisements I would receive from local providers, I went to the internet, did some research, and found Zip. I called Zip, they referred me to a local provider who was terrific, and within a very short period of time, I had my hearing aids, which we had chosen together. I chose Oticon, and for a number of reasons: 1) Is that I could recharge it every night, I wouldn’t be forced to replace batteries weekly, or however long it would take. Also, you can’t see them can you? In either ear. They’re easy, very easy to put on and take off, and I am so delighted with them. I hear things now that I was completely unaware of, and I feel very very foolish that I resisted for so long, I fought this for so long, I can hear clearly, I’m very happy, and um, I recommend it to you. If you were like me and fighting things- it’s a useless battle, it’s going to happen, it’s the natural process. So, what can I say? Don’t be foolish like I was. Get your hearing checked, and go from there. Thanks for listening.

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Common questions about Oticon Ruby hearing aids

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Is this hearing aid Bluetooth compatible?
Ruby is Made for iPhone, which means it can connect directly with iPhones to stream music, phone calls, and more. If you don't have an iPhone, you can still get Bluetooth functionality via the ConnectClip accessory.
Does this hearing aid allow for hands-free phone calls?
Only via the ConnectClip 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.
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
How many hours a day do the batteries last?
If you don't do any streaming, the battery should last 20-22 hours. If you stream a few hours a day, battery life will be around 16-18 hours.
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 get a different tone.
What if I'm on-the-go and my battery dies?
With proper planning and charging, this should rarely if ever happen. If it does, the only way to charge your hearing aids would be using the charger that came with your hearing aids- Oticon doesn't offer any kind of mini or travel charger. However, a quick charge of 30 minutes will get you 6 hours of power, and if you don't have access to electricity, you could plug your charger into a mobile power pack (like the kind people use for cell phones). You can also plug your charger into any USB port and charge that way.
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.
Does the charger include a dehumidifier?
It does not. If you live in a humid environment or are concerned about moisture exposure, Oticon recommends 'buying the Flow Med Dry-Cap or PerfectDry Lux dehumidifers.
How long do the batteries last?
On the all the models with a 312 battery, expect an average of 3.5-5.5 days. You'll get a few more days out of the size 13 battery models.
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 rechargeablel model, so you don't have to change batteries.
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, Remote Control 3.0, or the app. If you use the app, you can also control background noise reduction and tinnitus relief sounds.
How do I turn this hearing aid on and off?
If you use the rechargeable model, press and hold the onboard rockerswitch's bottom button down for 3 seconds to turn it on or off. Or, simply place the hearing aid in the charger. If you use a model with disposable batteries, opening the battery door will turn it off, and closing it will turn it on.
Does the app have a “Find My Hearing Aid” feature?
Yes. However, in order to use this feature, you wouldn've had to have setup the 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 Ruby models are CROS compatible.
Can I get this hearing aid with a telecoil?
The miniRITE R, MiniRITE T, and both BTE models have telecoils.

Compatible apps & accessories

Apps (by popularity)

On App

Take control of your hearing aids. Use the 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.

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

Accessories (by popularity)

RATING1
*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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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.
RATING3
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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.
RATING4
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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.
Jeff Hall - president of ZipHearing
Jeff Hall - president of ZipHearing
	Jeff Hall - president of ZipHearing

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