Lively offers two different hearing aid models that start at $1,850 per pair. While this may seem expensive compared to the other providers on this list, this cost pales to that of traditional hearing aids, and Lively’s models boast exceptional quality and a great customer service package.
Best Budget Model: The battery-powered Lively Bundle gives you everything you’ll need to start hearing better. This package includes one pair of professionally programmed hearing aids, a year’s supply of batteries, and –– most importantly –– three years of free follow-up care from one of Lively’s audiologists. These professionals can help you fine-tune the performance of your hearing aids for optimal hearing restoration. What’s more, these behind-the-ear hearing aids have Bluetooth capabilities, allowing you to stream music, make calls, or watch TV with the augmented capabilities of your hearing aids.
Pricing: Lively’s battery-powered option costs $1,850 per pair, and the rechargeable model goes for $2,400 per pair. With that said, either of these devices can be purchased through financing plans, bringing your cost to under $100 per month.
Type of Hearing Loss: Lively’s hearing aids are suitable for people with a range of hearing losses, from mild to severe.
Batteries: Lively offers devices powered by either disposable batteries or rechargeable ones. In our testing, the rechargeable units lasted for nearly 28 hours on a single charge.
Evaluation Period: Both of Lively’s models come with an impressive 100-day money-back guarantee. Additionally, they’re covered by both a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty and a 3-year loss and damage protection program, allowing you to replace your devices for free in the event that something happens to them.
Support: Lively really shines when it comes to customer support. When you purchase a pair of their hearing aids, you can use their free smartphone app to have 24-hour access to licensed audiologists. For example, with my pair of Lively aids, I was able to speak to a professional who then made remote adjustments to my hearing aids, reducing a whistling sound I heard in noisy environments.
What We Loved: These devices are so easy to use and adjust. Considering their impressive range of features, they’re a lot more budget-friendly than devices with comparable feature sets.
What We Didn’t: The only caveat of Lively’s aids would have to be the pricing, well over that of MDHearingAid’s devices. Still, you won’t find this quality of hearing aid at the same price as Lively.
Ideal For: Lively hearing aids are ideal for users with all types of hearing loss, especially for those who want high-tech features like Bluetooth streaming and remote customizations through their smartphone app.