Buying a pair of hearing aids has gotten a lot more affordable over the last few years. That doesn’t mean they’re cheap, it just means that a good deal is just around the corner. In my article of hearing aids under $200, I introduced some base models. For a fistful of dollars more, you definitely scale up a category. Even still, these prices have been sliced in half since I started this website around three years ago.
In this comparison article, I’ll discuss the best hearing aids for under $300 a pair. It means the very best non-prescription hearing aids are excluded, but you can find some sweet deals in this price category. Better yet, all of these models come from reputable and established companies.
I have selected three models for this list, because these give you an actual choice. All three are good devices, and which one suits you best will depend more on your needs than on overall quality. However, you will miss out on the latest technology, as two out of three are a few years old.
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Short review for the Neosonic B10
The Neosonic B10 is one of the later models from this reputable brand. With the B10, Neosonic provides a budget option compared to the company’s flagship models. This pair of hearing aids comes in a rechargeable case that can in turn recharge the hearing aids up to five times. As it’s the newest model in this list, it uses the latest technology. On top of that, it’s surprisingly powerful compared with many other models.
Looking to know more before you buy? Read the full Neosonic B10 review here.
Short review for the Otofonix Apex
The Otofonix Apex is still Otofonix’ base model. It offers the same quality as the Otofonix Elite, but has a more straight-forward volume control. This means you’re getting the quality of a more expensive hearing aid for a steep discount. You compromise by trading in the rocker for one button that cycles through the different programs and volumes. The sound quality in the Apex has been great for years, and Otofonix is a responsive company with a strong focus on customer service.
Read more about the Otofonix Apex in the full review.
Short review for the ZVOX VB20
The ZVOX VB20 has been a fan favorite on this website for years now. And for good reason. This model is American-made, has great sound quality, and advanced options such as a telecoil feature and dual microphones. Other models have caught up with the ZVOX in features (dual microphones aren’t as special anymore), but the telecoil still offers a good extra. As a bonus, ZVOX keeps adjusting the price for the VB20 to reflect technological advances. When you catch this model in a sale, it’s often less than $200.
Want more information? The full review for the ZVOX VB20 lets you in on all the finer details.
A guide to buying a hearing aid for less than $300
The price category for hearing aids between $200 and $300 offers models that would have been spectacular (and $300 per ear) two years ago, but now offer a good option with an adjusted price. Don’t expect the latest technologies and newest features, but more than decent base models from reputable companies.
Make sure you’re compromising on the features and characteristics that fit you best. For the telecoil, the ZVOX offers the best bet. In overall quality, the Neosonic B10 gives you the best bang for your buck. The APEX, on the other hand, gives you a base model that has the inside of more prestigious models and gives you a great deal by slimming down the features.
Alternatives for hearing aids in the $200-$300 price range
Although the hearing aids in this article are all fine models, the best hearing aids (aside from prescription hearing aids) will cost you a bit more. The very best models are around $600 per pair, but the Otofonix Elite and Otofonix Encore are good alternatives that are priced between the $300 and $600 mark.
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