The Britzgo Company has been in business since 2015. In that time period, they have developed eight different hearing amplifiers. Their amplifiers stand out for two reasons: one, most of the models are available in ‘Britzgo Blue’, a blue color that’s rather unique. Most brands make their hearing amplifiers blend in but Britzgo has opted for the opposite approach.
The second reason Britzgo stands out is because of their prices. Each hearing amplifier is developed for the lower end of the market, and most models are available for less than $100. Even the exceptions hover around $150 at the most.
This pricing model has made the Britzgo 220 (the ‘Otto’) the most popular hearing amplifier on Amazon.com. Other than a good price, the company also offers good quality standards. None of the models are revolutionary in any way but the baseline is decent.
In this article, I’ll give some background information about the company itself before addressing their different products. You’ll also read about the Britzgo warranty and their customer service.
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The company website mentions that Britzgo has over 20 years of experience. Because hearing amplifiers (the over-the-counter version of hearing aids) have only been available since around 2016, this experience was most likely in a related field.
Although Britzgo is based in Canada, it has different offices around the world. Recent expansions have brought their hearing devices to the UK, Mexico, and Australia.
The hearing amplifiers are engineered and made in China.
In 2022, Britzgo hearing amplifiers have lost their place in the market. The company is nowhere near the most popular brand, and its technology lacks behind other household names such as Neosonic and Otofonix. Banglijian, a former rival, has developed other models and keeps current with the latest developments.
First of all, Britzgo offers a 90-day trial on all hearing amplifiers. This means that you can send back any device you’ve bought for a period of 90 days for a refund. On top of that, the company also offers a one-year manufacturer’s warranty. From the buying date on, they will send you replacement hearing amplifiers every time you need one. To use these services, you need to send in your device.
Buying Britzgo replacement parts
One of the drawbacks people experience with Britzgo is that generic replacement parts don’t always work on the hearing amplifiers. If you’re looking to replace your hearing domes, you’ll have to visit the Britzgo website. Thankfully, the price difference between those domes and the generic domes is never more than a few dollars.
Product information and comparisons
One of the more peculiar things about Britzgo is that their models never get upgraded. Instead, new technologies are only developed for new models. This has two implications: first, newer models should always be better, and second, you can buy an ‘outdated’ model if you’re not careful.
Below, I have listed the different products that Britzgo has introduced over the years. For the models where a full review is not yet available, I have listed some key characteristics.
Britzgo BHA 1704 (Aria)
The Britzgo Aria is the company’s newest model. It uses the increasingly popular receiver-in-ear configuration that delivers sound straight into the ear canal. This also makes it the most expensive model (if still very affordable). Other characteristics are that the battery is fully rechargeable, with an impressive battery life of 50 hours on an 8-hour charge.
It’s probably the best hearing amplifier Britzgo has to offer, and the attractive price point makes it a good quality hearing amplifier for a good price. Nevertheless, the 1704 is not without its faults, although most of the drawbacks are found in all comparable hearing amplifiers, too. Fans of the receiver-in-ear configuration (and those exist) can safely buy a Britzgo without regrets.
Britzgo BHA 1222 (Optio)
Like the Aria, the BHA 1222 is also rechargeable. The 35-hour battery life isn’t as impressive as the Aria’s but still gets you through a few days without recharging it. Britzgo advertises the BHA 1222 as their versatile model, and while it’s ambidextrous and has two different settings, it’s not hard to find a different model that’s more versatile.
That doesn’t mean it’s a bad buy. You’ll get a good use out of this model, and your hearing will definitely improve. At the same time, people looking for true versatility should do a little more research before buying this one right off the bat.
Britzgo BHA 902 (Amo)
The Britzgo BHA 902 might be the most typical Britzgo device. There’s hardly anything wrong with it, and the price point is definitely a plus. At the same time, the hearing amplifier never truly sparkles. Does everyone need a hearing amplifier that sparkles? Surely not. But if you’re spending your hard-earned dollars on a hearing amplifier, make sure you get the most amplifier for your money.
On the plus side, it compensates for higher frequencies so that it’s optimized for age-related hearing loss. Because most people will buy their first hearing amplifier to keep the volume on their TV down, the Britzgo 902 might be a fine choice as a first amplifier
Britzgo BHA 800 (Roso)
The Britzgo Roso stands out. This time, it’s not a blue color that draws your attention but the fact that it doesn’t look like a typical hearing amplifier. The design for this model mimics an MP3 player, so that the hearing amplifier is more subtle than in behind-the-ear models. A surprising choice from the manufacturer of blue models.
Britzgo BHA 203 (Vento)
The tag line for the Britzgo 203 immediately makes me want to write a review on this hearing amplifier: Britzgo calls the Vento: “The rechargeable hearing device overflowing with amazing features!” Upon closer examination, the overflow of amazing features is a little outdated and the features exactly mirror the ‘versatile’ Britzgo 1222.
Britzgo BHA 220 (Otto)
The Britzgo BHA 220 is the most popular hearing amplifier available on Amazon.com. Price certainly plays a role in this popularity but the positive reviews ought to help, too (remember not to rely too much on Amazon reviews, though). Like the 902, the 220 is especially suited for simpler settings, such as watching TV or following a conversation in a quiet room.
For most people, the Britzgo 220 will be the first time they see the brand pop up. And as an introduction, it serves a great purpose. It’s Britzgo’s easy access model, and it offers a good first model for a good introduction price.
Britzgo BHA 603 (Exilis)
Like the Britzgo 800, the Britzgo 603 stands out as well. In this case, it’s the surprisingly small design that catches your attention right away. The Exilis looks like a high-tech ear plug and offers 80 hours of battery life, one-finger operation, and a lot of discretion.
Britzgo BHA 702 (Cano)
The Cano is Britzgo’s last model in this overview. It resembles most other hearing amplifiers (except this one isn’t blue). It features easy controls, two frequency modes, a long battery life and noise reduction features.
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