The name for the Fisdemosonic Fort Pro hearing aid is quite the mouthful. It’s not the first hearing aid with a funny name – as ZVOX and Banglijian will tell you. The Fort Pro is this company’s most important model, and the premium version of the normal Fort. In this review, we’ll see just how premium the Fisdemosonic Fort Pro is.
As always, I’ll discuss the distinguishing key features first. Then we’ll see how it holds up to industry standards before discussing possible downsides. Finally, I’ll give some comparable models to help you make your buying decision.
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First of all, the Fort Pro is rechargeable. The hearing aids come in a sleek charging case, which can charge your hearing aids a few times before it needs to be charged itself. As a neat bonus (pun intended), this charging case also sanitizes your hearing aids. This extends their life and keeps them clean. A good bonus that I hope we’ll see in other models, too.
Other than that, nothing truly stands out, but the Fisdemosonic Fort Pro is a general allround model. It reminds me of models like the Lexie Lumen, the Otofonix Groove, and the Neosonic MX-RIC. Like those other models, the Fort Pro offers a balanced hearing aid.
Who is this hearing aid for?
Like those other models, this means that the Fort Pro is a hearing aid for mild to severe hearing loss. It offers a 37 dB net gain, which isn’t as powerful as other models, but adequate. It’s mostly another option for people that are shopping around for an over the counter hearing aid less for than $1,000.
How well does the Fisdemosonic Fort Pro work?
Based on bare statistics alone, the Fisdemosonic Fort Pro is a little behind compared to most comparable models. For example, the four bands it offers doesn’t match up to the six bands most models offer – these bands are an indication of the depth of sound the hearing aid offers. And the maximum dB gain, a reflection of its power, is also slightly less than other hearing aids.
Other than those slight downsides, the Fisdemosonic Fort Pro ticks all the boxes. It has four bands, a digital sound processing chip, dual microphones, and a 38-hour battery life. The device sends you a message when your battery is running low, and has a rocker switch to change the volume and listening programs.
What’s not to like about the Fisdemosonic Fort Pro?
The organization behind it. Compared to the bigger companies that sell hearing aids, Fisdemosonic misses the mark here and there. It offers a 30-day money back guarantee, instead of the standard 45-day guarantee. It has priced the Fisdemosonic Fort Pro at $400 more than the non-pro version, without any explanation for the price difference.
You can’t use your HSA or FSA card to pay for these hearing aids, and a question to the company wasn’t answered timely. Other texts on the website (like the company’s About Us page) also didn’t do much to boost confidence in the brand.
The Fort Pro also falls short of comparable models. It offers four bands, where other models offer six, and slightly less power.
Alternatives for the Fisdemosonic Fort Pro
With a price point of around $800, the Fisdemosonic Fort Pro is in good company. Most models in this price range do offer good value for money. This starts with the Lexie, arguably the best over the counter hearing aid company. While its premium model, the Lexie B2 Bose, is more expensive, the Lexie B1 Bose is only $50 more than the Fisdemosonic. It offers a great model with superior customer service.
Another model would be the MDHearing VOLT MAX, which isn’t always available, because it’s the best value for money hearing aid of 2023. The VOLT MAX combines the features of the B2 Bose with a lower price tag (and slightly less impressive customer service).
Finally, the Otofonix Groove offers another alternative. Like the two models above, it has all the advanced features. It offers everything the Fisdemosonic promises, but with more power and without the sanitizing case.
Should you buy the Fisdemosonic Fort Pro?
No. According to the company website, the Fisdemosonic Fort Pro is exactly the same model as the Fisdemosonic Fort. There is nothing to separate them, aside from the $400 extra that the Pro costs. There can be plenty of reasons to pay $400 more for a hearing aid, but the company should give you at least one reason. Fisdemosonic doesn’t. And that’s fitting, because it leaves a lot of questions unanswered on the website. Add to that the lesser performance compared to alternative models, and you’re left with no reason to buy the Fisdemosonic Fort Pro.
The Fisdemosonic Fort Pro costs $799 – without taxes. Shipping is free.
It comes in a rechargeable travel case that also sanitizes your hearing aids.
It comes in a tan color, or as the website says, “The slim, tan device perfectly complements your skin tone to exhibit aesthetic visuals.” Aside from blindly predicting your skin tone (assuming they’re not excluding people), it’s also a sentence that ends in nonsense.