Empower Personal Hearing Amplifier Review


Rating: 7.6 / 10 (Very good)
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Empower Hearing Solutions is a Michigan-based provider of personal sound amplification devices. The company offers the PSAP products that were formerly marketed by LifeEar as BOOST and ACTIVE. The two devices are audiologist-designed and easily adjustable to accommodate nearly any noise environment.

How is Empower rated?

Breakdown

8/10
Product Offerings
7/10
Additional Services
8/10
Pricing
8/10
After-Sale Service
7/10
Reputation

Overall Rating: 7.6 / 10 (Very good)

Empower's personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) come with an excellent list of features that helps users easily adjust their settings according to their hearing needs. As amplification devices go, they are both comfortable and discreet. But like all over-the-counter amplification devices they are not meant to replace professionally fitted hearing aids, especially for those with severe hearing loss. But for most who suffer some degree of hearing difficulty, LifeEar BOOST can be an inexpensive and quick solution.

Empower Product Offerings

Product Offerings - 8 / 10

Empower BOOST and ACTIVE feature digital technology and layered noise reduction. BOOST is similar to a behind the ear (BTE) hearing aid as it sits behind the ear, is nearly invisible, and can easily blend with various hair colors and skin tones. ACTIVE is more or less an in the canal (ITC) model where the entire device sits within the bowl of the ear. Both offerings have adjustable amplification and sound level program settings that can be changed with a single switch.

Both of Empower's products are amplification devices and not true hearing aids. They help improve speech intelligibility, enhance sound discreetly, and reduce fatigue associated with the inability to focus on certain sounds. Hearing amplifiers feature 12-band processing and digital amplification to boost the audibility of conversations. Amplifiers also work as noise blockers and amplify frequencies while canceling out background noises.
Product Type
PSAP
Types of Hearing Aids
ITC
BTE
Battery Life
5-7 days
Accessories
Cleaning Kit
Bag
Mobile Phone Compatibility
None

Features

  • Digital Noise Reduction
  • Digital Feedback Reduction

Empower Additional Services

Additional Services - 7 / 10

LifeEar BOOST comes with LifeEar device, tubing, cleaning brush and wire, LifeEar tip, LifeEar Power tip, 8 size 10 batteries and carrying case. It weighs 1.6 ounces with product dimensions of 1 x 0.5 x 0.2 inches. LifeEar BOOST uses the latest in mini technology that is as thin as a pencil and can hardly be recognized when you’re wearing it.
Financing Available
No
Trial Offer
Yes
Trial Offer Period
30 Days
Free Shipping
Yes
Online Hearing Test
No
Modes of Contact
Phone
Email

Empower Pricing

Pricing - 8 / 10

Empower's PSAPs can be purchased by pair, or left or right ear only. Both devices are substantially less expensive than traditional hearing aids. The BOOST model costs $299.99 per ear, and the ACTIVE model is $379.99 per ear. All devices comes with 6 batteries. Batteries usually last for 5-7 days.

Lowest Price (1 unit)

$299.99

Highest Price (1 unit)

$379.99

Empower After-Sale Service

After-Sale Service - 8 / 10

Empower BOOST and ACTIVE come with a 12 month warranty which covers defects in workmanship and materials from the date of purchase. Physical shock, malfunction due to unusual wear and tear, damage from excessive wax build-up, moisture or sweat, and mistreatment are not covered.
Warranty Length
12 months
Warranty Extendable?
No
Text of Warranty
Deductible/Copay
No

Empower Reputation

Reputation - 7 / 10

Empower's products were originally marketed through LifeEar. As a new company, Empower Hearing Solutions has no BBB presence or Trustpilot score. A survey of online reviews reveals that customers are mostly satisfied with Empower's products, citing mainly value for their price.

Company Profile

Full Name
Empower Personal Hearing Amplifier
Company Website
Headquarters
24151 Telegraph Rd., STE 140, Southfield, MI, 48033

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