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Are Apple AirPods Pro an alternative to pricey hearing aids? – Fox News

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For older Americans, a hearing aid can be super expensive. The average cost of a doctor-prescribed pair can range from a whopping $2,000 to $7,000. 

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The National Council on Aging recently revealed that only 20% of people needing a hearing aid use them, almost entirely because they can’t afford them. However, a new study concludes that Apple AirPods Pro, which cost $249, are almost as good as hearing aids and a fraction of the cost. 

A new study concludes that Apple AirPods Pro, which cost $249, are almost as good as hearing aids and a fraction of the cost. 
(Apple)

Apple AirPods Pro vs. traditional hearing aid

In a recent study at the Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 21 people suffering from mild to moderate hearing loss were tested using a basic hearing aid, a premium hearing aid, Apple AirPods 2nd Gen, and Apple AirPods Pro. 

It was shown that using the Live Listen feature with Apple AirPods Pro proved to be as effective as basic hearing aids in a quiet environment and only slightly less effective than premium hearing aids. Live Listen with Apple AirPods Pro proved more effective than premium hearing aids when the noise came from the sides. 

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The most astonishing discovery from the study was that AirPods Pro met four out of five ANSI/CTA-2051 standards, the electro-acoustic criteria for all hearing aids.

With all this in mind, should people in need of hearing aids invest in a pair of Apple AirPods Pro? Here’s a side-by-side comparison of some stats:

  • Hearing aids are placed in the ear canal, sometimes invisible to the eye vs. AirPods Pro are earphones that are not only visible yet easily knocked out and vulnerable to the elements
  • A good hearing aid has a battery life of about 30 hours vs. AirPods Pro usually last around 6 hours before needing to be charged
  • Hearing aids usually come with a full warranty of 2 to 3 years vs. AirPods Pro come with a limited one-year warranty

The most astonishing discovery from the study was that AirPods Pro met four out of five ANSI/CTA-2051 standards, the electro-acoustic criteria for all hearing aids.
(Kurt Knutsson)

Can AirPods Pro be used instead of hearing aids?

The fact that AirPods Pro performed so well in comparison to hearing aids likely proves an enticing prospect to the hearing-impaired community. However, you should always listen to what your doctor has to say first and foremost.

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