Sony announces its first over-the-counter hearing aids

Sony Over the counter hearing aids
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Sony Electronics and WS Audiology have collaborated to bring over-the-counter hearing aids to the US market. Hearing aids can now be purchased in the States without a prescription thanks to a new FDA regulation. Sony’s first two hearing aids will be the CRE-C10 and CRE-E10. Here, we will look at the specs, features, expected price, and availability of Sony hearing aids in Nepal.

Sony Hearing Aids Overview:

The CRE-C10 and CRE-E10 hearing aids from Sony are designed to fit a variety of people based on their unique needs, situations, and lives. Via Sony‘s app, users can easily set up their hearing aids to adapt to their speech and surroundings. The Sony Hearing Control app also has a ‘self-fit’ feature via which the device self-adjusted to the most favorable pre-defined hearing profiles.

CREE10 Self-Fitting OTC Hearing Aids

The Sony CRE-E10 is designed for everyday wear and looks more like earbuds than hearing aids. It is fitted with a rechargeable battery that offers up to 26 hours of usage. It supports wireless charging and has an IP68 rating.

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The new hearing aids from Sony are also capable of streaming music but the feature is iOS-exclusive for now. Moreover, it has two mics on each earbud for effective sound amplification and cancellation.

CREC10 Self-Fitting OTC Hearing Aids

The Sony CRE-C10 hearing aid is touted as one of the smallest hearing aid on the market. With its sleek design, the device is barely visible when worn. Sony also promises “prescription-grade sound quality” with its CRE-C10 hearing aids. Unlike the E10, the C10 does not have any sort of IP rating.

It ships with four soft ear tips of different sizes for a comfortable fit. The hearing aids are capable of adjusting the sound based on the surroundings and offer effective noise cancellation. Rated for up to 70 hours of continuous usage, the Sony CRE-C10 is powered by replaceable Size 10 Air (RP536) batteries.

Sony Hearing Aids Price in Nepal and Availability

The Sony CRE-E10 and CRE-C10 will retail for USD 1300 and USD 1000 respectively. The C10 will go on sale starting this month, whereas the E10 will arrive this winter. We expect the two Sony hearing aids to retail for NPR 193,999 and NPR 148,999 respectively if they launch in Nepal.

Sony Hearing Aids Price in the US Price in Nepal (Expected)
CRE-E10 USD 1,300 NPR 193,999
CRE-C10 USD 1,000 NPR 148,999
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