BioMed Research International / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids: A Lost Decade for Change

Table 1

Summary of the characteristics of the ten OTC hearing aids.

ModelsStyleCost ($US)Country of manufacturerVolume rangeSpecial featuresOperation manualTechnical specificationBattery

ALingYin HA 611BBW 41China1–52 tone controls (N; H)Yes (Chinese)YesAAA
BHopewell HAP-40BW 22UnknownNo markingYes (English and Spanish)NoAAA
CAxwa EX-12DBW 49China1–83 tone controls (N; H; L)Yes (English)YesAA
DJNC-MHA-BTE130BTE47Korea1–3Yes (Chinese and English)Yes675
EUP-6411BTE52Japan#1–6Yes (English)Yes675
FShengDe V-163BTE51China1–4Yes (Chinese)Yes675
GAxwa OM-188BTE55China1–4Yes (English)Yes675
HPowertone HAP-F883ITE114Unknown1–5Yes (English)Yes13
IJNC-MHA-ITE 110ITE47KoreaNo markingYes (Chinese and English)Yes312
JAxon K-80ITE37 UnknownNo markingYes (English)Yes312

Note. #: no information of manufacturer is printed on packaging, but the salesperson claimed that it was a Japanese brand; BW: body-worn; BTE: behind-the-ear; ITE: in-the-ear; N: normal; H: high; L: low; technical specification: manufacturer’s information on electroacoustic characteristics of the hearing aid.