Last year, MDHearing made waves when we announced the release of our NEO hearing aid. The NEO was a major step forward for MDHearing, revolutionizing our product offerings. Whereas our other models (such as the AIR and the VOLT) are behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids, the NEO was our smallest hearing aid to date and our very first ITE (in-the-ear) model.
Now we’re even more excited to announce a further innovation to our NEO product line: the NEO XS. The NEO XS is a completely-in-the-canal (CIC) hearing aid that’s even smaller than the NEO, representing the ultimate in discretion and comfort.
ITE vs. BTE Hearing Aids
If you’re not familiar with the different types of hearing aids, here’s a quick refresher:
BTE (behind-the-ear) hearing aids are the most “traditional,” and likely what you think of when you hear the words “hearing aid.” They have two parts connected by a thin tube: the hearing aid itself is in a case behind your ear, while the earpiece sits inside your ear canal. MDHearing’s BTE models include the AIR, VOLT, and VOLT MAX.
ITE (in-the-ear) hearing aids are smaller and more discreet than BTE models. These devices fit entirely inside the ear, with nothing resting behind the ear. MDHearing now offers two styles of in-the-ear hearing aids:
ITC (in-the-canal) hearing aids have a small, inconspicuous design that fits inside the ear canal, sitting at the opening of the canal. The NEO is MDHearing’s ITC offering.
CIC (completely-in-the-canal) hearing aids are the smallest and most discreet type of hearing aid. As the name suggests, they reside entirely within the ear canal and sit deeper in the canal than an ITC hearing aid. This makes them virtually invisible and often more comfortable to use.
The NEO XS is a CIC model, sitting further within the ear canal than the NEO. The NEO XS is also roughly half the size of the NEO, making it the smallest hearing aid that MDHearing has to offer.
CIC hearing aids like the NEO XS are ideally suited for those who prefer a more discreet hearing aid style. With nothing behind the ear, the NEO XS is also a smart choice for people who use devices such as eyeglasses and oxygen breathing tubes.
Size Matters: MDHearing’s Smallest Hearing Aid Model
The NIH has estimated that more than 28 million people in the United States do not currently wear hearing aids, but could benefit from doing so. High costs and feelings of being stigmatized or judged are both among the most common reasons why people with hearing loss say they don’t use hearing aids.
The NEO XS helps solve both of these problems. While the NEO was already smaller than our BTE models, the NEO XS cuts these dimensions in half: it has a length of 15 millimeters, and a vertical diameter of just 11 millimeters. This makes the NEO XS by far our smallest and most inconspicuous hearing aid, virtually invisible to anyone except the wearer.
In fact, the NEO XS is the smallest CIC hearing aid that’s available over-the-counter (OTC) for less than $1,000 (more information on the cost below). These low prices make it easier to get high-quality, discreet, affordable hearing aids to those who need them.
The NEO XS arrives at your door with comfortable, medium-sized flexible silicone domes attached to the tip. You can also swap these out for smaller or larger domes (included with a NEO XS purchase) for the most accurate fit.
Despite its tiny footprint, the NEO XS is easy to remove. When the device needs to be cleaned or charged, it can be safely withdrawn from the ear with an attached removal string.
Rechargeable Hearing Aids When You’re on the Go
Like its cousin the NEO, the NEO XS is a rechargeable hearing aid. Rechargeable hearing aids are a highly popular option that help solve many of the problems with disposable batteries, including dexterity issues, the cost of replacing them, and the need to carry them around with you.
When fully charged, the NEO XS offers you a full day of hearing, with an average of 18 hours of battery life. With such a long battery life, you can use the NEO XS over the course of the day, charge the device while you sleep, and wake up with another full day of clear hearing. The NEO XS also comes with a portable charging case that can charge the device up to 6 times without needing to be plugged in—making it simple to charge your hearing aids on the go.
NEO XS Features and Functionality
While it may be small, the NEO XS punches above its weight in terms of the features and functionality it has to offer. A simple push button on the device serves as both the volume control and program control. The NEO XS comes with 9 volume settings (increasing 3 decibels with each step) and 4 program settings (quiet, social, noisy, and restaurant).
The NEO XS is designed for users with mild to moderate hearing loss. It decreases background noise and helps you enjoy crisper audio in multiple ways:
The device’s background noise reduction technology minimizes background noise and helps you focus on speech.
Built-in feedback cancellation technology identifies and eliminates whistling and feedback.
As a CIC hearing aid, the NEO XS uses your own pinna (the visible part of your ear) to funnel speech into your ear canal.
Affordable Over-the-Counter CIC Hearing Aids
As a special offer to celebrate this landmark release, the NEO XS is currently available at the low cost of $397 per pair. This price includes a set of two NEO XS hearing aids, as well as a portable charging case, cleaning tool, three sizes of silicone dome tips, and wax guards to protect the device from damage and moisture.
When this offer ends, the NEO XS will be listed at $1499.98 per pair (or a single device for $749.99). This means that by ordering now, you’ll save more than $1100 on a pair of these revolutionary CIC hearing aids.
The NEO XS comes with free shipping, a 45-day risk-free trial, and a 100% money-back guarantee, like all of our affordable hearing aid products. There’s no risk in trying the NEO XS out for yourself—if you aren’t completely satisfied, you can exchange for a different model or send the device back for a full refund.
While the NEO XS is easy to use, you might have questions or issues with your new device. That’s why we also offer free lifetime support from our team of friendly U.S.-based licensed hearing professionals, who are available via phone, email, or web chat.
MDHearing: FDA-Registered Hearing Aids You Can Trust
Since we were founded more than a decade ago by a Chicago ENT (ear, nose, throat) doctor, MDHearing has provided more than 750,000 Americans with FDA-registered, medical-grade, affordable hearing aids. You can buy all of our products online and have them sent right to your doorstep, saving you the hassle of visiting an in-person hearing clinic.
By cutting out the middleman, MDHearing can offer over-the-counter hearing aids with the same advanced hearing aid technology as prescription devices—but at a fraction of the price. Ready to get started? Take our free online hearing test to assess your level of hearing loss and receive your results within minutes.
Start a 45-day trial on the brand-new, virtually invisible MDHearing NEO XS today!