LifeEar Hearing Aids Review


Rating: 9 / 10 (Excellent)
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Founded in 2008, LifeEar Corporation is a leading supplier of hearing devices which include the LifeEar CORE, BOOST, and LifeEar Active. Products are created with the help of doctors and audiologists and are designed to help 96% of the most common hearing issues without medical evaluation or prescription required.    

How is LifeEar rated?

Breakdown

9/10
Product Offerings
10/10
Additional Services
10/10
Pricing
8/10
After-Sale Service
8/10
Reputation

Overall Rating: 9 / 10 (Excellent)

LifeEar CORE costs less than most traditional hearing aids of both inside-the-ear and behind-the-ear varieties. This is because customers buy their units directly from the company and program their unique specifications with their Android of iOS smart devices at home. LifeEar's product is appropriate for those with mild to moderately severe hearing loss. Some of the product's upsides are that it comes the great MDShield™ Protection Plan and a year's supply of batteries. Also, it is relatively inexpensive with the financing options that are available. The downside is that, although it is a convenient process, some users may want customized fitting services and ongoing adjustments from a hearing professional or audiologist. After-purchase support with LifeEar CORE is only available over the phone.

LifeEar Product Offerings

Product Offerings - 9 / 10

LifeEar's BOOST and ACTIVE personal amplification products are now marketed under the mantle of Empower Hearing Solutions. The company's CORE device (which we are covering here) is a behind the ear (BTE) hearing aid of the mini-BTE style. This type of device has the volume control, microphone, and speaker sitting in a small casing behind the ear. Sound is picked up and amplified through a tube that leads to a "ComfortTIP" that fits inside the ear. One of the standout features of this design is that the earpiece is less intrusive than most, allowing for airflow and unamplified background noise. Also of note is the device comes with a year's supply of batteries.
Product Type
True Hearing Aid
Types of Hearing Aids
Mini BTE
Battery Life
Four to eight days
Accessories
Cleaning Kit
Bag
Mobile App
Mobile Phone Compatibility
iOS
Android

Features

  • Directional Mics
  • Digital Noise Reduction
  • Digital Feedback Reduction
  • Bluetooth & Internet Connectivity
  • Telecoil
  • Wind Noise Reduction

LifeEar Additional Services

Additional Services - 9.5 / 10

As previously mentioned, LifeEar offers financing for one or two of its CORE devices. What's more, standard shipping is free in the USA. Orders are shipped USPS First Class Mail with delivery confirmation. CORE also comes with a 45 day risk free trial. If you decide it is not right for you, you can turn it back in for a full refund.
Financing Available
Yes
Trial Offer
Yes
Trial Offer Period
45 Days
Free Shipping
Yes
Online Hearing Test
Yes
Modes of Contact
Phone
Email
Web Form

LifeEar Pricing

Pricing - 10 / 10

LifeEar CORE is a reasonably priced hearing aid option. The pair only costs $1,599, which is quite inexpensive considering other hearing aids can go as high as $6,000. Additionally, under certain stipulations, the company offers 0% financing which can lead to payments as low as $135 a month.

Lowest Price (1 unit)

$799.50

LifeEar After-Sale Service

After-Sale Service - 8 / 10

LifeEar CORE comes with a 90-day warranty that cover material and workmanship defects from the moment you receive your order. If you have a problem with the device(s) and the company considers it is the result of malfunctioning parts and materials or bad workmanship, they will repair or replace it for free. CORE products bought through MDHearingAid come with the option of the MDShield™ Protection Plan at additional cost. This package protects your LifeEar CORE from all types of unexpected or accidental damage and can be added during checkout.
Warranty Length
90 Days
Text of Warranty
Deductible/Copay
No

LifeEar Reputation

Reputation - 8 / 10

LifeEar is marketed through MDHearingAid, a company that has an A+ with the BBB. Customer reviews are largely positive, and negative reviews seem to be focused more on MDHearingAid's other products and not LifeEar CORE. Users of the product are mostly happy with the quality for the price, as hearing aid products have gotten significantly more expensive in recent years.
BBB Rating
A+
BBB Composite Score
4.42
Number of BBB Positive Reviews
4
Number of BBB Negative Reviews
3
Date Collected
2018-03-01
Year Founded
2008

Company Profile

Full Name
LifeEar Hearing Aids
Company Website
Headquarters
150 N. Michigan Ave #440, Chicago, IL, 60601

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