HearClear HCX Review

Overview

The HearClear HCX is a very basic, affordable hearing aid model sold by Advanced Affordable Hearing. It costs less than $350 per ear, but it contains technology that is advanced enough that it will help most people’s hearing loss. This is a great option if you don’t want to spend a lot of money, but want a good quality hearing aid that has all the features you need to help you hear clearly.

Design and Size

The HearClear HCX is very difficult to see when it is being worn due to its small size. The clear tubing is quite thin and it comes with a soft medical-grade tip that most users find to be extremely comfortable. It has a volume control and a program button that you use to change to the different settings for different environments. The dimensions are 1.18 inches in height, .39 inches in thickness and .62 inches in width. They come in beige, taupe or gray.

Speech Understanding

TheHearClear HCX is pre-programmed to the most common hearing loss levels. The technology it uses includes a 12-band digital processor for better sound quality (it only amplifies the high frequency sounds that you are missing). It also uses 10 bands of layered noise reduction that will help you to hear voices in noisy hearing situations. It has a manual volume control wheel, and a program button that lets you adjust the program modes.

Quality

This is one of the cheaper options that is available if you are looking for an OTC hearing aid. Despite not having all of the features that more expensive brands have, it will work well for most people who have hearing loss and just want something that will help them hear without breaking the bank.

Comfort

Most users find the HearClear HCX very comfortable to wear, some people find them so comfortable that they forget they are wearing them. The ear tips are an open-fit design which is generally regarded as the most comfortable ear tip because it doesn’t block the entire canal and does let some air flow through. Open fit feel more natural than a design where the entire canal is blocked.

Ease of Use

Since this is a fairly basic model it isn’t hard to use. You can pretty much put it on right out of the box, adjust the volume and the mode and you should be hearing more clearly almost right away. Users also report having no problem changing between the three preset settings for different hearing situations (normal everyday, noise reduction and significant noise reduction).

Customer Service/Support

Advanced Affordable Hearing have a reputation of being helpful and professional and will try to correct any problems that you run into. You can contact them at  1-888-570-2740 | Fax: 1-877-308-1820 or through email at support@advancedaffordablehearing.com.

Price

The cost for the HearClear HCX is $329 per ear, or you can buy the pair for $598. If you are looking to save money, they also sell refurbished models (although it looks like you only get around $30 off if you get the refurbished devices). If you don’t want to buy the device outright, you can rent the hearing aid for $29 a month.

Warranty/Return Policy

The HearClear HCX  comes with a 6 month limited warranty and 30 day money back guarantee.

Available from AdvancedAffordableHearing.com