What Are Some Hearing Aids That Are Highly Rated by Consumers?

What Are Some Hearing Aids That Are Highly Rated by Consumers?

Hearing aids that are highly rated by consumers include those from Miracle-Ear, Zounds and Oticon, all receiving a consumer rating of 3 out of five stars or higher, reports ConsumerAffairs. Miracle-Ear and Zounds receive ratings over four out of five stars, as of 2015. Miracle-Ear ranks highly due to the ready access to over 1,200 locations and a standard three-year warranty on its products.

Hearing aids with notable features typically rank highly, explains Consumer Reports. These features include digital noise reduction, a low-battery indicator, wax guard, automatic volume control, vents and manual volume control.

Purchasers of Miracle-Ear hearing aids praise the availability of programmable features and note the value of buying from a recognizable brand name with 65 years of experience, according to ConsumerAffairs. Positive in-store experiences and user-friendliness also appear on positive consumer reports. However, some consumers report unnecessary up-selling from Miracle-Ear sales representatives.

Zounds offers four different hearing aid models, as of October 2015, and the company receives just under a five-star rating from over 170 reviews, notes ConsumerAffairs. Beltone ranks as a well-known and large distributor of hearing aids, however, the company receives only a 1.5 star rating from consumers. Oticon ranks as a global distributor of hearing aids, receiving a three-star rating from consumers and offering hearing aids for all ages.