Our audiologists researched all of the best iPhone hearing aids on the market and narrowed down the list to their top picks for seniors.
When choosing which hearing aids to purchase, there’s a lot to consider, like price and style. And, if you’re a senior with an iPhone, you should also factor in smartphone compatibility. After all, wouldn’t it be nice if you could take a phone call, listen to an audiobook, and adjust hearing aid settings with the same devices that help you hear better? Being able to connect your hearing aids to your iPhone truly enhances your hearing experience, giving you access to Bluetooth streaming, mobile app adjustments, and more.
Below, we’ll take a look at our top picks for iPhone-compatible hearing aids as well as provide some helpful tips for hearing aid wearers and iPhone users.
FYI: Before purchasing any of the hearing aids below, double-check compatibility with your specific iPhone model. You can do this on the providers’ websites or by speaking with your audiologist or hearing specialist in the office.
The Best iPhone Compatible Hearing Aids for 2023
Unlike many other hearing aid providers, Jabra Enhance is transparent with their pricing. The Jabra Enhance 50 costs $1,395 per pair, the Jabra Enhance 100 costs $1,695 per pair, and the Jabra Enhance Select 200 costs $1,995 per pair. Comparable technology from other leading brands can easily cost double. Plus, with Jabra Enhance, the purchase price for a premium package includes the hearing aids, a charging case (a one-year supply of batteries with Jabra Enhance Select 50), a three-year warranty, three-year loss and damage protection, and three years of virtual audiologist care.
Jabra Enhance is a great choice for seniors with iPhones who are interested in streaming media or fielding hands-free calls with their hearing aids. Plus, you can’t beat their affordable prices and discreet design. And, you can try Jabra Enhance risk-free thanks to a 100-day money-back guarantee. To learn more about Jabra Enhance, head to our Jabra Enhance review.
Did You Know? Jabra Enhance made the cut for our 2023 best hearing aids list, winning the accolade of best bang for your buck.
The MDHearing VOLT MAX costs $699.98 per pair. However, it’s easy to find sales and other promotions that bring the cost down. The VOLT MAX is often on sale for half off or more. Even at the regular cost, MDHearing is one of the most affordable providers on this list. Plus, the company offers a 45-day risk-free trial, which is plenty of time to see if these hearing aids are right for you.
MDHearing’s range of low-cost BTE and in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids works great for older adults with iPhones who are on a limited budget. The VOLT MAX model and its compatible app give older adults with mild to moderate hearing loss the technology they need to hear better without any audiology appointments. Just remember that you won’t be able to stream phone calls or audio directly to these hearing aids like you can with options from other providers. For our full thoughts on MDHearing, check out our 2023 MDHearing review.
Eargo lists pricing directly on their website, which you won’t find with every provider. Prices for Eargo hearing aids range from $1,450 to $2,950 per pair, but you can often find sales to knock off a few hundred dollars. Eargo also lets buyers make monthly payments. For the features and support you get, Eargo offers truly exceptional value.
You may not be able to stream audio from your iPhone directly to your Eargo hearing aids, but we think that’s a worthwhile trade-off. After all, you’re getting discreet hearing support that won’t interfere with glasses or a mask. Plus, you can make any adjustments you need to with the Eargo mobile app and the Bluetooth technology in the charging case. To learn more about Eargo and the company’s four hearing aid models, check out our latest Eargo review.
A pair of Lexie hearing aids costs $799 to $999, which is thousands of dollars cheaper than those from some other providers. The upfront price includes the devices, batteries, accessories, a one-year warranty, and unlimited video and voice support from a hearing expert. If you’re on a tight budget, you can also choose the monthly subscription plan, which includes regular shipments of additional accessories and batteries. Simply pay $42 to $49 per month for 24 months, plus a one-time start-up fee. You can cancel your subscription at any time by simply returning the hearing aids.
Lexie may not deliver all the bells and whistles offered by other companies, but that’s not their focus. The company aimed to create BTE and RIC hearing aids with only the necessary features and to make it accessible to as many people as possible. We love that their mobile app makes it easy to adjust settings on the go so that older adults can hear better in any environment. Learn more about Lexie by reading this year’s Lexie hearing aid review.
The cost of Otofonix hearing aids ranges from $790 to $1,590 per pair. Of course, those are list prices, not the sales prices we always see on their website. On sale, you can get a pair of iPhone-compatible Groove hearing aids for just $795. They offer excellent value for the price — just don’t expect the fancy features you’d find with more expensive hearing aids.
Otofonix hearing aids aren’t the fanciest or most advanced, but they’re a great option for seniors on a tight budget. We like that the Groove model offers an iPhone app with personalized controls and a built-in hearing test. Just know that you can’t stream audiobooks, calls, or other media from your iPhone to these hearing aids. For that feature, you’ll need to look elsewhere.
Want more information on Otofonix? Check out our 2023 Otofonix hearing aid review.
Did You Know? A common myth many patients with hearing loss believe is that hearing aids are difficult to use.2 With providers like Otofonix, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Otofonix hearing aids are ready to go the second they arrive at your doorstep.
Widex pricing information isn’t available online, and devices need to be purchased in person. Visit your audiologist or local hearing aid specialist to discuss the cost and to learn which Widex model best meets your needs.
With Widex, you’re getting some of the best technology the industry has to offer with apps that make using it as simple as possible. You will pay more for all of this advanced technology, so be sure to ask about insurance coverage and financing options when you meet with your audiologist. Remember that you will need a prescription or waiver to purchase Widex hearing aids. Go check out our Widex review to learn more.
Oticon doesn’t disclose pricing on their website. However, you can expect to pay top dollar for Oticon hearing aids due to their innovative technology. Visit your audiologist or a local hearing aid specialist to learn about pricing and insurance coverage.
Wireless connectivity, advanced BrainHearing technology, and an abundance of style options give Oticon’s product line an edge over those of other providers. And not only does Oticon deliver all the bells and whistles, but their seamless connectivity with iPhones and iPads and IFTTT integration are major benefits for tech-savvy seniors. No matter your level of hearing loss, Oticon devices can help you hear clearly throughout your day.
Learn about Oticon’s full product line and other features we like in our Oticon hearing aid review.
Even if you’re looking at iPhone-compatible hearing aids only, you still have many options to choose from. To save you time, we’ve narrowed down the choices to our top hearing aids with iPhone compatibility. We did this by evaluating criteria like price, features, mobile apps, user-friendliness, and reputation.
When you’re shopping for hearing aids, you may come across the phrase “Made for iPhone” or the abbreviation “MFI.” But what exactly does that mean? It means that the hearing aids will directly connect via Bluetooth and/or via the manufacturer’s app to your iPhone. You won’t need a separate device to make the connection for you.
Apple advertises that all MFI hearing devices are compatible with the following devices: 3
Even with that assurance from Apple, you should still verify iPhone compatibility with the hearing aid you’re interested in. Features may be limited if you connect your hearing to an older device, even if it’s compatible. For example, the Jabra Enhance Select 200 offers hands-free phone calls only when using an iPhone 11 or newer and iOS 15.1.
Choosing a pair of hearing aids that connects to your iPhone gives you access to features and benefits that you would otherwise miss out on. Some of these features may even make you more likely to want hearing aids in the first place, which is important because the majority of older adults who need hearing aids have never used them.4
iPhones are compatible with select hearing aid models. It all depends on the company, the specific hearing aid, and which iPhone you have. If you want to purchase hearing aids that are compatible with your specific iPhone model, confirm compatibility online or with your audiologist before purchasing.
Pair your hearing aids through the iPhone’s “Hearing Devices” option under “Accessibility” in the settings menu or by using the hearing aid manufacturer’s app. For more detailed instructions, visit our iPhone pairing guide.
More than 80 hearing aid manufacturers sell MFI-compatible hearing devices. This includes Oticon, Jabra Enhance, and Widex. You can visit the Apple website for a complete list of Made for iPhone hearing aids.
AirPods do not meet the FDA’s definition of a hearing aid, but thanks to Apple’s Live Listen function, you can use AirPods as assistive listening devices. It’s important to note, though, that AirPods were not designed to offer the same benefits of true hearing aids and do not offer anywhere near the same level of support.
Ruth Reisman, AuD MBA, is a licensed audiologist and hearing aid dispenser in New York state and is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association. After serving as an audiologist in the New York downstate hospital system, Dr. Reisman led the… Learn More About Dr. Ruth Reisman
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