Man holding Lexie Lumen after being shown how to use hearing aids

Study Finds That Lexie Over the Counter Hearing Aids Show Similar Outcomes to Prescription Hearing Aids

Published: March 7, 2023

Updated: March 7, 2023

A recent study in the American Journal of Audiology compared outcomes reported by wearers of Lexie Lumen over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids and conventional hearing care professional (HCP) service delivery models, providing important evidence for the use of OTC hearing aids. The study, led by Dr. De Wet Swanepoel, Professor at the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, and the University of Pretoria, South Africa, appeared in the early online edition of the Journal.

The study showed wearers of Lexie hearing aids reported similar levels of satisfaction and benefit as traditional prescription hearing aid users. Notably, Lexie hearing aid users reported significantly less difficulty hearing in situations where they most wanted to hear better. This is welcome news for the millions of people who struggle with hearing loss but cannot afford the high cost of traditional hearing aids.

These findings are particularly significant as they represent the first real-world comparison of hearing aid outcomes between prescription and over-the-counter users. They highlight the potential for OTC hearing aids as a viable cost-effective alternative to prescription hearing aids without sacrificing quality or satisfaction.

Man holding one hearing aid and charging case

The study also suggests that Lexie Hearing’s unique OTC service delivery model should be investigated for its potential impact on improving hearing aid outcomes. This includes features like self-fitting devices, acclimatization programs, remote support, behavioral incentivization, and payment options. 

“This new study from real-world users reinforces that advances in hearing aid technology allow us to provide high-quality solutions for mild- to moderate hearing loss at a fraction of the cost of prescription products,” said Nic Klopper, CEO of Lexie Hearing. “We believe that everyone, everywhere deserves access to high-quality, affordable hearing care, and this study provides further proof that OTC hearing aids can play a crucial role in making that a reality.”

For more information about Lexie’s suite of OTC hearing aids, including hearing aids powered by Bose, visit or call (800) 499-1336 and speak to a Lexie ExpertTM

About Lexie Hearing 

Lexie Hearing (, an innovative game-changer in the U.S. hearing aid market, is on a mission to make better hearing affordable and accessible to everyone. The team at Lexie is passionately committed to helping people enjoy healthy hearing without having to spend thousands of dollars, recognizing that too many people do not wear hearing aids because they are so expensive. That’s why Lexie Hearing is changing the industry. They’re bringing a great experience to customers with high-quality hearing aids, a customer care program that proves that people with hearing loss are at the heart of everything they do, and smart technology that gives customers control of their hearing experience.

Lexie was developed by hearX Group, an impact-driven company that has provided over 2 million hearing tests in 191 countries globally. hearX takes pride in providing an entirely new way to overcome traditional barriers to the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disabling hearing loss.

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