Few hearing aids look more promising than the Lexie Lumen hearing aids. Its long list of features seems to stuff everything in these small hearing aids – and it comes in a range of colors, too. Naturally, we need to review the Lexie Lumen to see how these promises hold up. Below, I’ll take you through the key features and discuss the good, bad, and the ugly for the Lexie Lumen, so you’ll know what my buying recommendation is based on.
As always, I’ve summarized my findings in a quick 30-second visual review at the bottom of this post. To see how the Lumen compares to other hearing aids, click here for a page where I rank all hearing aids, or (spoiler alert) take a quick glance at the current top 3 hearing aids.
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First of all, one of the key features of this model is just how many features it has overall. I know that’s not necessarily a feature in itself, but it says a lot about the Lumen. Some of the bundled features are represented in the mobile app. You can download this app to set up your device (making it a self-sitting hearing aid) or to control your programs and volume.
Next, the support for this hearing aid deserves a seperate mention. There’s the basic support, which is excellent (including video calls to US-based customer support). But then there are some ways in which the Lexie Lumen really stands out. First, this model is offered as a subscription, meaning you pay just under $50 a month to get these hearing aids (the one-time cost is $799).
Even more exciting and impressive is their rewards program. This program pays you (through a discount) to regularly wear your hearing aids. In effect, you get paid to use them. That’s a nice extra in itself, but all the more impressive when you know it takes some time to get used to hearing aids. Seeing how Lexie helps you (and rewards you) to get used to hearing aids is remarkable.
Lastly, there’s the telecoil. I’m guessing the telecoil will soon be replaced by a newer streaming function, but until then, I always appreciate the telecoil as an extra feature.
Who is this hearing amplifier for?
The Lexie Lumen really is an all-round hearing amplifier. The combination of a subscription service, the rewards and introduction service, and the self-fitting hearing aid makes this a great first hearing aid. It’s also a good hearing aid for someone who’s tried other types and stopped using them after a while.
How well does the Lexie Lumen work?
Aside from key features, the Lexie Lumen holds up rather well in the more boring department of everyday functions. The Lumen features two microphones – a standard feature in most hearing aids above $300. It has six programs, but two of these are pretty special: the telecoil and directional microphone.
The replaceable batteries (size 312) last for 36 hours, which is not really impressive, but it offers a lot more features than comparable hearing aids with a better battery life – I guess it’s a tradeoff.
Buying the hearing aids all at once comes with a 45-day trial – the same length of time as the rewards program, which I’m sure is no accident. Lexie Cover gives you a one-year warranty that’s included in the one-time purchase. You can buy additional coverage, and all coverage is included with the subscription.
What’s not to like about the Lexie Lumen?
It’s not rechargeable. That’s really it, and I’d make it a bigger deal if the Lumen didn’t do such a great job in every other regard.
Alternatives for the Lexie Lumen
It’s slim pickings here. Only the MDHearing VOLT MAX and Neosonic MX-RIC are real competitors. Neither offer the monthly payment, the rewards program, or the telecoil, but they’ve got their own advantages – and they’re both rechargeable. And they’re both cheaper, when you don’t account for any promotions.
A newer Lexie model, the Lexie B1 Bose hearing aids, offers many of the same secondary extras. It also has technological improvements. Its successor, the Lexie B2 Bose, has all the same advances, but comes with rechargeable batteries.
For another type of hearing aid with a similarly impressive list of features, you’ve got the Eargo 6, which is hardly comparable, but amazing in its own regard. Other alternatives lack too much compared to the Lumen. To see more options nevertheless, I’ve ranked each hearing aid on my special 30-second review page.
Should you buy the Lexie Lumen?
Yes, you should. It’s probably your very best option, unless you prefer rechargeable or water-proof hearing aids. The prescription option helps spread out the cost over a longer period of time. It also comes with additional benefits, such as an ongoing warranty. As of now, the Lexie Lumen is without a rival, and when they decide to create a rechargeable one, this website will be a lot simpler to manage.
The Lexie Lumen is $799 at once, or $49 a month.
Each battery has 36 hours.
The Lumen takes size 312 batteries.
The Lexie comes in five colors: grey, beige, silver, bronze, and black.
The Lumen is also available in select Walgreens locations. Visit the company website for a store locator.
Essentially, yes. The old Bose hearing aid had the same self-fitting technology that the Lexie Lumen now has. The Lumen was the first result of the merger of these two companies.