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Introducing the NEW Bose OTC Hearing Aid: Lexie B2 – Powered by BOSE

The brand new @Bose listening to assist, “Lexie B2, Powered by Bose”, has lastly landed. The brand new listening to assist delivers lithium-ion rechargeability and comes with a smooth new charging case. However there are some sought-after options which can be nonetheless lacking, like wi-fi audio streaming, hands-free calling, and telecoil performance. Try my preliminary ideas on this product launch, and you’ll want to subscribe to see my full hands-on assessment.

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  • Matthew you are exactly right. A telecoil is a missing sought-after feature in these OTC hearing aids. Telecoils are ABSOLUTELY necessary to hear clearly in theaters, places of worship, and cinema. Why? If you're in a large room, your hearing aids will pick up ALL the noisy background clatter AND what you're trying to hear. It's difficult, if not impossible, to understand. Instead with a telecoil you can directly connect to the sound system, via an ADA Assistive listening system, like a hearing loop.

  • I've had my Bose hearing aids for about a year and like them for the most part. I think Lexi should of waited to launch the new iteration until bluetooth streaming was included. For me, even those new features wouldn't get me to upgrade as long as my current ones are doing what I need. I have moderate/severe conductive loss in one ear with mild/moderate loss in the higher frequencies on both sides along with bilateral tinnitus I've had since early childhood. I like being able to manually adjust the settings although I have no idea if I'm anywhere near what my prescriptive target should be. It's so wonderful having balanced hearing again. In background noise situations I used to have to turn my better ear towards the person speaking to try to understand them. I can just have the forward mics on and it really does help in noisier situations. I've been able to turn my TV volume down a third of the way. Looking forward to see what new products that will be coming available in the near future. I think the OTC aids will be a more affordable way to find out what a person has been missing in their everyday life. I bet a person would be more likely to seek an audiologists help if and when the OTC no longer is able to help. I know I will. I do believe though that everyone should have their hearing health evaluated before they make a OTC purchase as to see if there are any underlying problems that need addressed. I hit the like button and am now subscribed. Thanks Matthew!

  • Surprised these don't stream or do phone calls. Are there earbuds or OTC aids that would be good for streaming during exercise and good for sound during phone calls? My current Phonak Audeo P70-R aids are great except they disconnect during exercise/walking and have poor mic sound quality for the caller during phone calls.

  • Great preview video - hope you'll jump on the Oct. 17 release date with something with more/better content!!

    I believe there's an unfortunate "verbal typo" at the end - looks like the rechargeable IMPROVEMENT will cost $100-$150 extra, not the "$1,000" you mentioned at the close.

  • I own the original BOSE hearing aids now known as B1s. I really like them. I prefer if they were rechargeable but for now it is not worth $1000 for just that. But this means hope for the future of the OTCs. If more improvements are made then who knows.

  • I've been dealing with hearing loss since I was a child, before age 10. Now I'm over 40. I remember being told(as a child) that I had a hole in my right eardrum(likely from the tubes they put in more than once), and my right ear definitely has the most severe case of hearing loss. My left ear still has an amount of hearing loss, but not nearly as bad as the right ear. I'm looking forward to finding an OTC hearing aid at some point.

  • I have zero interest in "rechargeable" hearing aids. When my aid power signals "low", I want to replenish power NOW and not three hours later. With "rechargeable" aids, I would have to carry TWO sets of to listen to/with and one "on charge". NO THANKS!

  • I purchased the Lexie B2 hearing aids, and have been using them for a few days. Besides the obvious disadvantages of no t-coil or bluetooth conneciton to devices, as you mentioned, the sound quality is terrible. But before I discuss that, Lexie congifured my hearing aids incorrectly from the factory, meaning that the Lexie app controls for my right hearing aid control the left hearing aid and visa-versa. I called the Lexie help line, and got the typical foreign soil support from a technician that was not technically capable of fixing or diagnosing the problem, nor could they understand common english well enough to provide any answer outside of a script. The sound quality is terrible, like hearing through shards of glass. I tried to balance out the massive treble by setting the Lexie app to deep bass. It did not help. I also wore them while running an online tone hearing test at various frequencies. As the frequencies increased from 1000 hz through 6000 hz, there was a noticible warbling distortion that was not present when I removed the hearing aids. Try it. Also, the Lexie app disconnects from Bluetooth almost every time you use the app, which requires you to go to your bluetooth settings on your phone and forget the devices, and restart the app. Also, these hearing aids feedback, which my expensive hearing aids never did. I can see why Bose dropped them to Lexie to sell their inventory. Complete garbage. JD