So much has been improved upon in the last decade when it comes to hearing aid technology, and yet 28.8 million Americans still delay or neglect the hearing care they need.

Which is why President Biden included the provision of over-the-counter (OTC) low-cost, self-fitting hearing aids in his executive order last summer, causing big name manufacturers to rush to meet future demand.

Bose was first to the plate with their SoundControl lifestyle hearing device, and now we have the Jabra Enhance Plus to add to the mix.

How Is The Enhance Plus Different To Bose SoundControl?

The biggest difference is that Jabra is only selling these through hearing specialists and recommends a professional hearing evaluation before purchase to see if you are a good candidate for the earbuds.

Not to mention the dangers of a self-diagnosis. We’ve seen too many people miss an important medical diagnosis or buy something that won’t serve them by skipping this vital step.

How Is The Enhance Plus Different To A Prescription Hearing Aid?

The Jabra Enhance Plus is more of an entry-level type of hearing device that is an excellent first step to later seeking prescription hearing aids.

Why is this important? Because the only way to treat a hearing loss properly is to have the loss assessed accurately.

As such, it is best suited for those with a mild to moderate hearing loss and for those who need a little extra hearing help in noisy environments.

This new lifestyle hearing device combines Jabra’s well-known consumer electronics with hearing technology, and it’s different to a prescription hearing aid in the following ways:

How Is The Enhance Plus Different To A Prescription Hearing Aid?

The Jabra Enhance Plus is more of an entry-level type of hearing device that is an excellent first step to later seeking prescription hearing aids.

As such, it is best suited for those with a mild to moderate hearing loss and for those who need a little extra hearing help in noisy environments.

This new lifestyle hearing device combines Jabra’s well-known consumer electronics with hearing technology, and it’s different to a prescription hearing aid in the following ways:

Additional features of the Jabra Enhance Plus include:

  • Up to ten hours of battery charge
  • Three domes or ear canal tips for a better fit
  • Guided personalization and support via the app
  • Ability to switch between Adaptive, Surround Listen, and Focus modes on the app
  • Portable charging case
  • Available in gold beige or dark gray

Who Is A Good Candidate For The Jabra Enhance Plus?

Here at Gold Country Hearing and Balance, we have a lot of younger patients who shy away from starting hearing treatment when their hearing loss is mild because they don’t want to be seen wearing a hearing aid and because they can turn up the volume on their electronics to hear better.

The Enhance Plus addresses both of these issues by:

  1. Looking like a high-tech earbud.
  2. Streaming all their existing audio straight to the earbuds.

And then some – it has the added hearing technology to fine-tune speech and provide greater clarity to all conversations.

When you have a mild hearing loss and only need help in certain scenarios, the Enhance Plus could be a good device to meet that need, as it’s small enough to carry with you throughout the day and pop in when needed.

For our patients with a mild hearing loss, we are satisfied with the hearing help the Jabra Enhance Plus provides, and we see the earbuds as a great intro to the full-time prescription hearing aids they might consider later.

How Much Do The Jabra Enhance Plus Earbuds Cost?

The introductory price on these 3-in-1 earbuds is $799.

We agree with the opinion that more people will treat their hearing loss now these devices are available. While they are only useful for a certain type of candidate, they bridge the gap between mild to moderate hearing loss help well.

Would I Recommend These Hearing Earbuds?

I would recommend these as a starting point to full-time hearing treatment as long as the person has had a professional hearing evaluation first to rule out any medical issues or earwax buildup.

They enhance sounds and speech, they look modern, the cost is low, and their streaming features are very helpful and easy to use.

However, they don’t help anyone with a moderate to severe hearing loss, so buying them for this degree of hearing loss would be a waste of money and could worsen a hearing loss.

Where To Buy The Enhance Plus Earbuds?

Until the FDA regulations come into effect, these 3-in-1 earbuds with hearing aid technology can only be bought through an audiologist to ensure you get the right hearing assessment and have all the guidance and support you need.

The first step is to book a hearing evaluation, and we can tell you if you are a good candidate for the Jabra Enhance Plus and go over everything with you after the test.

Or if you have more questions first, call or email us. We’re happy to help.

The earlier you treat your hearing loss, the better the long-term outcome, and we look forward to helping you do just that if it’s needed.

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Camille Smith

Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist Camille Smith is dedicated to finding solutions to help people hear their very best. Her deep sense of compassion for the hearing-impaired community has inspired her to continue to learn about how to best to serve our patients.