The Lucid Hearing Enrich is one of the few hearing aid models that the Lucid Hearing company offers. Compared to the Engage and the Lucid fio, the Enrich is a more affordable model. With a price just under $300, the Enrich is the company’s budget model – and it looks the part. If I’m honest, the Enrich looks pretty dated. But I won’t let it stop me from taking another look. So let’s see how good the Lucid Hearing Enrich hearing aid is.
As always, I’ll run you through the distinctive features (if there are any), the general performance, and possible downsides to the Enrich. Before giving you a final buying recommendation, I’ll also give you some alternatives to consider.
If you’d rather go straight to the conclusion, I have prepared a visual 30-second summary at the end of this post.
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I have to be honest, the most distinctive feature for the Enrich is that it feels dated. That doesn’t mean it’s bad, but just that technology has caught up to it. Compared to the high-end fio model that Lucid also produces, the Enrich feels clunky and basic. It reminds me of the older Otofonix models like the Apex and the Elite, but with less features.
Who is this hearing aid for?
The Enrich seems to be for people looking for a budget, but who don’t like to do the research and see if there’s a better alternative within the same price range (because they’re there). Other than the price, I struggle to see a reason to buy the Enrich.
How well does the Lucid Hearing Enrich work?
Now, here’s where things start looking up. The Enrich has all the basics you’d expect: digital sound processing, advanced noise reduction, feedback cancellation, and a wind filter. Nothing fancy, but all the boxes get ticked. There are three listening profiles and different volume settings.
What’s not to like about the Lucid Hearing Enrich?
Its design really is outdated and bulky. I think we should strive to remove the stigma from hearing aids, but the fact is that most people prefer more conspicuous hearing aids. In subtlety, the Enrich is a step up from yelling, “What?” over and over, or holding a giant horn to your ear.
Additionally, it has only one microphone and uses conventional batteries (#13). The battery life can’t be easily determined, because Lucid Hearing has used the manual for the Enrich and forgotten to update the battery life section.
Ironically, it has ONE review on the company website, which isn’t a five star review. Now, I don’t put a lot of trust in customer reviews for hearing aids (since people don’t usually try multiple options and their hearing always gets better), but that’s still a very low amount.
Alternatives for the Lucid Hearing Enrich
With the price under $200, it’s hard not to just list a few budget hearing aids that are still quite a bit more expensive. And it’s hard. Adding $100 to your budget gets you models like the Neosonic B10 and the MDHearing NEO – two great hearing aids for less than $300.
Otofonix has some models that are a small step up. The Apex is also a bit outdated, but less bulky – still more expensive. They also offer the Apex as a refurbished model (when it’s available), which comes out at around $168. Another alternative is the EarCentric, which is around the same price, but offers a better design and a rechargeable battery. Banglijian has a range of models for around the same price.
Should you buy the Lucid Hearing Enrich?
No. Although the idea of paying $200 for a pair of hearing aids is really tempting, they’re not worth it. I’m not a big fan of any of the alternative models in the price range, but the EarCentric gives you more features for the same money, and the Banglijian models are slimmer and rechargeable as well. Judging by the user manual, the Enrich is an afterthought for the Lucid Hearing company itself, too. That’s a no all around.
Frequently asked questions about the Lucid Hearing Enrich
On the company website, the Enrich is $199 a pair before tax.
On other models, Lucid Hearing offers payment options, but the Enrich doesn’t have those options. You can use an HSA or FSA card.
There’s the option not to buy them. The pair comes with the usual accessories to adjust the tip and clean the device, but there are no other accessories or color options.