Up until late 2021, Bose hearing aids used to be a very popular choice among the non-prescription hearing aids. Developed by a world-renowned sound technology company, these hearing aids also introduced an easy self-fitting program.
This self-fitting technology allowed users to set up their devices using their smartphone, which helped to automatically pick the right settings to optimize hearing. This also gave these hearing aids their official name: Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids. Add to that technology an attractive price tag, and you might understand the popularity for these Bose hearing aids.
Aside from technology and price, the name Bose itself might have helped, too. BOSE was founded as a company coming from MIT, and based on the idea that better research would result in better sound. Research is still at the heart of Bose, which also helped create the SoundControl technology.
Where are these hearing aids now?
That all sounds nice, but what if you’re interested in buying these hearing aids? Well, you’re in luck. Although the Bose SoundControl is no longer available, the Lexie Lumen hearing aid is the exact same model.
HearingX, the company responsible for the Lexie Lumen and other Lexie models, started working together with Bose in 2019. HearX develops hearing tests, Bose had a hearing aid model that featured a hearing test, and therefore working together made sense. This collaboration started the Lexie brand, which now offers three models.
Aside from the Lexie Lumen, which has replaced the old Bose hearing aids, Lexie now offers the Lexie B1 and the Lexie B2. Both names include the suffix ‘powered by Bose’, which is still a hint to the collaboration. It also means that these two models also feature the old SoundControl technology. With the success of the Lexie hearing aids and a price tag of under $1,000, I believe the old Bose hearing aids have found a worthy successor.