Make the most of every moment with first-of-their-kind, direct-to-consumer hearing aids that you can personalize to your needs. SoundControl Hearing Aids pair with the Bose Hear app, the first self-tuning mobile app that’s clinically proven to provide audiologist-quality customization for individuals 18 or older with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss.
SoundControl™ Hearing Aids do not stream music or take calls. Details in the FAQs.
Diminished hearing, or not trusting your hearing, keeps you from being your best and getting the best out of life. That’s why our team of scientists, audiologists, and engineers leveraged decades of expertise to create the first FDA-cleared direct-to-consumer hearing aids you can easily fit and tune yourself with the app for audiologist-quality results.
Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids let you enjoy high-quality audio to hear more of what you want with natural, lifelike sound — even in noisy environments.
Easy to purchase and easy to use. We provide everything you need to ensure a proper fit — including multiple sizes of eartips, a fitting tool, and batteries. Download the self-tuning app for simple step-by-step instructions, then start customizing your sound. Need help? Our Hear Product Experts are available to help you every step of the way.
World Volume turns up the sounds around you so you can hear better. As World Volume is increased, quiet sounds are amplified more than loud sounds so you can hear what’s around you more comfortably.
Microphones in each hearing aid work together with the Focus setting in the Bose Hear app to choose the direction you want to hear. Select the Front feature on the app to focus in front of you, which is ideal for conversations, especially in noisy environments. The Everywhere feature lets you listen all around you, which is best for general listening, like walking outdoors.
A favorite restaurant. Popular walking trails. Watching TV with your family. Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids let you store your preferred settings as modes for those places and situations. Once set up, it’s a quick and effortless way to instantly adjust your hearing aids, so nothing gets in the way of engaging in the moment.
You can also learn more about how to choose a hearing aid.
Eartips are provided in three sizes and two designs so you can enjoy high-quality sound and a comfortable, all-day fit that’s right for you. Open tips allow more external sound into your ears, which can help your voice sound more natural. Closed tips are designed to provide more sound from the hearing aid when you need higher World Volume or prefer more bass.
SoundControl™ Hearing Aids use replaceable batteries designed for all-day use to keep the conversation going. Each set of zinc-air batteries allows up to 56 hours of runtime with typical usage.
Fitting and tuning Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids is simple, but of course, there is some adjustment needed to get used to a hearing aid. That’s why we offer comprehensive, complimentary product support, from first-time setup to everyday use. Our Hear Product Experts are here to help you every step of the way.
The Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids are intended to amplify sound for individuals 18 years of age or older with perceived mild to moderate hearing impairment. They are adjusted by the user to meet the user's hearing needs. No pre-programming or hearing test is necessary. The device is intended for direct-to-consumer sale and use without the assistance of a hearing care professional.
- Have mild-to-moderate hearing loss
- Strain to follow conversations when others don’t, especially in noisy places
- Have trouble understanding the TV
- Have severe or profound hearing loss
- Consistently experience feedback (whistling) of the hearing aid when you turn up World Volume to a level that is comfortable for you, even after you have followed the suggestions in these Instructions for Use to make sure your hearing aid fits properly
- Feel the hearing aid is not providing enough amplification even at the highest World Volume setting
A hearing health care professional may be able to help you select a different hearing aid solution to meet your needs.
- Have a visible deformity of the ear
- Have a current ear infection or a history of active discharge from one or both ears within the past 90 days
- Have sudden or rapid progression of hearing loss within the past 90 days in one or both ears
- Have acute or chronic dizziness, poor dexterity, poor vision, or significant dementia
- Suspect that you have significant ear wax accumulation or a foreign object in the ear canal. Symptoms of significant ear wax accumulation can include itching in your ear, a feeling of fullness in your ear, and/or reduced hearing
- Experience pain or discomfort in the ear
- Have a noticeable difference in hearing between ears
- Have sudden onset or rapid worsening of tinnitus (ringing in the ear) in one or both ears within the past 90 days
This product will not restore normal hearing and will not prevent or improve a hearing impairment resulting from organic conditions. This product is designed to help you make greater use of your remaining hearing ability. You should keep in mind that it can take time to become accustomed to hearing new sounds. For best results, practice using the hearing aids as much as possible. In most cases, infrequent use of the hearing aids doesn’t permit you to attain full benefit from them. The use of a hearing aid is only part of hearing habilitation and may need to be supplemented by auditory training and instruction in lipreading. It is good health practice for a person with hearing loss to have a medical evaluation by a licensed physician (preferably a physician who specializes in diseases of the ear). Licensed physicians who specialize in diseases of the ear are often referred to as otolaryngologists, otologists, or otorhinolaryngologists. The purpose of a medical evaluation is to assure that all medically treatable conditions that may affect hearing are identified and treated.
Can I purchase Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids from my location?
SoundControl™ Hearing Aids are available in the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. Currently, we are unable to ship to Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, and APO/FPO military bases.
Can I pay with my FSA or HSA account?
Yes, Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids are eligible for FSA/HSA reimbursement. However, we are unable to directly accept FSA/HSA cards at this time. Please choose one of the existing payment options at checkout, then submit your order confirmation for reimbursement following your provider’s guidelines.
I have more severe hearing loss. Will SoundControl™ Hearing Aids work for me?
No. Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids are intended for individuals 18 years and older with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss.
Can Bose SoundControl™ Hearings Aids stream music? Can I take phone calls?
Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids cannot stream music nor take phone calls directly from your device. To take calls, try holding the phone speaker slightly above and behind the ear so that it is in closer proximity to the microphones. Please note when used like this, phone audio will be heard in one hearing aid only.
Can I just use one hearing aid?
Yes. First, the hearing aids must initially be paired to the phone as a pair. Then, a single hearing aid can be used. Adjustments can be made in the app or on the device.
Do I have to use the app with the hearing aids?
For first time setup and fine-tuning adjustments, the Bose Hear app is required. Buttons on the hearing aid control World Volume and provide a convenient way to make adjustments without the app.
Will sounds be different when using Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids?
Yes. Better hearing requires getting used to new (typically higher frequency) sound, which can make some sounds annoying. For example, squeaky environment sounds, water sprays, or spoken consonants (/s/, /sh/, etc.). You may need to practice listening to new sounds on your own before relying on them for conversation. Some people may not wish to make large adjustments to the World Volume and Bass & Treble adjustments, in which case, the sounds won’t be much different at all.
What are the buttons on the hearing aid?
The buttons on each hearing aid control World Volume. A single press up increases World Volume by 5 steps. And a single press down decreases World Volume by 5 steps. Pressing the buttons on one hearing aid will adjust the World Volume levels of both hearing aids.
What are Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids?
Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids with CustomTune™ technology are the first self-fit hearing aids you can purchase, fit, program, and control on your own, without assistance from a health care professional. Their lightweight behind-the-ear design is discrete and comfortable to wear all day. Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids use CustomTune™ technology to offer clinically proven audiologist-quality customization to help adults 18 years and older with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss hear better.
Do Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids stream TV audio directly to the hearing aids? Would they work with a Bluetooth transmitter?
No. Sounds from the TV are amplified like other environmental sounds. Depending on your environment, it may be helpful to sit in front of the television and change the Focus mode to Front.
What is Bluetooth technology and how do Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids use it?
Bluetooth technology is a wireless standard used in mobile devices to wirelessly connect them to the hearing aids. Unlike headphones, Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids use Bluetooth Low Energy only. This standard allows for commands to be transmitted wirelessly from the mobile device to the hearing aids. Adjustments from the Bose Hear app are transmitted to the hearing aids via Bluetooth Low Energy.
What tablets or smartphones are compatible with Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids?
Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids are compatible with any iOS and Android devices that use Bluetooth 4.2 or later. Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids are set up and controlled by the Bose Hear app and use Bluetooth Low Energy to communicate with the app.
Can Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids be connected to multiple devices?
Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids can connect and remember up to 20 devices. However, it can only connect to one mobile device at a time.
Will my own voice sound different when using Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids?
Yes. The sound of your own voice may sound louder when wearing Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids. You may prefer the open tips over the closed tips if you’re sensitive to the volume of your own voice. Practice speaking with a trusted partner in a familiar environment to adjust to the new sound with low pressure before moving to higher-pressure social situations.
What are Modes?
Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids let you store your preferred settings as modes for your favorite places and situations. It’s a quick and effortless way to adjust your hearing aids to your favorite settings of World Volume, Treble & Bass, and Focus.
What is the Focus feature?
The Focus feature allows you to hear the direction you want to hear. There are 2 settings available for the Focus feature: Front and Everywhere. In Front mode, the microphones in the hearing aids focus on sounds in front of you. This setting can help you hear better in occasions like group conversations at a table in a restaurant. In the Everywhere setting, the microphones are not just focused on sounds in front of you, but all around you as well. This setting is ideal for occasions like walking on a busy street or at a park.
What type of data is collected through the Bose Hear App?
What is CustomTune™ technology?
Bose CustomTune™ technology lets you customize your hearing aids with audiologist quality results. The clinically proven technology helps you adjust your hearing parameters within the Bose Hear App using two simple controls: World Volume and Treble & Bass. This technology offers hundreds of options to customize your hearing.
What is Left and Right Balance?
Left and Right Balance enables different levels of World Volume in each ear. Adjustments can be controlled in the Bose Hear app.
What is the typical battery life?
With typical usage, Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids will get up to 56 hours of runtime. Each battery can provide up to 4 days of use, assuming you use both hearing aids for 14 hours per day. Battery life may vary by battery brand, age, frequency of use or if you only use a single hearing aid. When a replacement is needed, use only size 312 zinc-air batteries.
Can the battery in Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids be replaced?
Yes. Bose SoundControl™ Hearing Aids will play a “Low Battery” voice prompt indicating that the batteries should be replaced soon. They use size 312 zinc-air batteries.
Are SoundControl™ Hearing Aids water resistant?
Yes. SoundControl™ Hearing Aids are resistant to water and able to survive light exposure to rain or water. However, we recommend you keep the hearing aids dry and protected from prolonged exposure. Prolonged exposure to water may damage the hearing aids. Water exposure may necessitate a 24-hour drying period before resumed use.
How often should I replace parts? How do I get the most from my hearing aids?
It is recommended to replace the eartips and wax guards every three months. The cables should be replaced once a year. The replacement time may vary depending on usage.
Please note: The information provided through this website, our marketing, or by any Bose representative, whether by phone, video, chat, email, or other form of communication, is for informational purposes and is not a substitute for and does not constitute medical or professional advice. Hearing loss may result from conditions that could be serious or life-threatening, and which are best evaluated by a health care professional. Never disregard or delay seeking professional or medical advice because of information you have received from Bose.
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