The 8 Best Hearing Amplifiers

Updated June 09, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

8 Best Hearing Amplifiers
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We spent 23 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Can you hear me now? CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? No? Then it may be time you invested in one of these nifty hearing amplifiers. They come in discreet designs and can deliver sound amplification and quality as good as (or better than) prescription hearing aids. Plus, they can be a lot cheaper, too. You'll be able to hear every word of your favorite TV show or participate in conversations easily. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best hearing amplifier on Amazon.

8. NewEar Digital

The NewEar Digital isn't going to win any awards for usability, but if you just need a cheap knockoff it can get the job done. It doesn't have any noise filters, though, and speech can often get overwhelmed by background sounds so it's not great for busy situations.
  • costs less than 50 dollars
  • high powered amplification
  • there is some annoying feedback
Brand NewEar
Model No Model
Weight 5.6 ounces
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

7. William Sound Pocketalker Ultra

The William Sound Pocketalker Ultra gives users the noise-blocking benefits of full headphones or the discreetness of a mini earpiece, both of which offer 20 to 40dB of acoustic gain. Note that it's intended for periodic use rather than full-time wearing.
  • comes with a 12-foot tv cord
  • can be used with hearing aids
  • large and bulky to carry around
Brand Williams Sound
Model PKT D1 EH
Weight 2.2 pounds
Rating 5.0 / 5.0

6. iHear Max

The iHear Max is one of the smallest options you can find that really works. It's sound can be customized at home, albeit with the somewhat expensive purchase of an additional kit, but it is made in the USA so you'll be supporting American workers.
  • also available with a petite wire
  • complimentary technical support
  • four preset sound profiles
Brand iHEAR
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

5. Britzgo BHA-220S

The Britzgo BHA-220S might be a low-cost option, but you would never know that once it is in your ear. It can differentiate frequencies for various settings and offers a lot of amplification. It isn't as discreet as some other models, though.
  • three earpiece sizes
  • feels sturdy and well built
  • includes a carrying case
Brand Britzgo
Model pending
Weight 9.6 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

4. Otofonix Personal

The Otofonix Personal has 10 volume levels, for whether you need slight sound enhancements or true amplification. It used digital technology to reduce unnecessary noises so that you can focus on what you really need to hear.
  • can adjust settings while wearing it
  • doesn't have that earplug feeling
  • comes with a cleaning brush
Brand Otofonix
Model pending
Weight 8.8 ounces
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

3. Tweak Hearing Focus

The Tweak Hearing Focus can be used to assist in a variety of situations, from social gatherings to watching TV. To ensure you never get caught unaware without a device to enhance your hearing, it features a low battery alert tone.
  • dual mics for optimal sound pickup
  • directional settings
  • background noise cancellation
Brand Tweak
Model twfocus
Weight 5.6 ounces
Rating 5.0 / 5.0

2. Walker's Pro Elite HD

The Walker's Pro Elite HD has a liquid-repelling coating on the interior and exterior so you can use it in all weather conditions worry-free. It features four distinct settings for different environments, including crowds, nature, and more.
  • up to 50db of hearing amplification
  • eq for adjusting bass and treble
  • stays securely in the ear
Brand Walker's Game Ear
Weight 2.4 ounces
Rating 5.0 / 5.0

1. LifeEar Digital

Those looking for a discreet solution to aid in hearing will appreciate the LifeEar Digital. It is just as thin as a pencil, has a slim, clear tube, and comes in three shades to match different skin tones to minimize the possibility of others seeing it.
  • can adjust the frequency
  • easy to use controls
  • separates speech from other noises
Brand LifeEar
Model pending
Weight 0.8 ounces
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

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Last updated on June 09, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as behind the computer screen, Brett can either be found hacking furiously away at the keyboard or perhaps enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He hopes to one day become a modern day renaissance man.

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