Otofonix Encore Hearing Amplifier

$399.00$798.00

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The Otofonix Encore hearing amplifier for adults is our most powerful, advanced hearing amplifier. Our Dual Directional Microphone hearing device delivers superior noise canceling and has a Telecoil feature for use with hearing loop systems (theaters, conference centers, churches). Uses Wide Dynamic Range Compression (WDRC) which makes soft sounds more audible.

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Description

Otofonix Encore hearing amplifier for adults is our most powerful, advanced hearing amplifier. Our personal sound amplification products use the same technology found in some of the most expensive prescription hearing aids.

Our Dual Directional Microphone hearing device delivers superior noise canceling and has a Telecoil feature for use with hearing loop systems (theaters, conference centers, churches). Uses Wide Dynamic Range Compression (WDRC) which makes soft sounds more audible.

The Otofonix Encore has been rigorously tested by leaders in the hearing field (ENT Physicians and Audiologists) who have unanimously agreed that the sound quality and output is incredibly accurate.

The Otofonix Encore Hearing amplifier has 100% Digital Circuitry, 4 Channels, and 12 Band Digital Sound Processing. The hearing amplifiers come with 4 Preconfigured Programs to allow for an optimal listening experience in a variety of environments. It has adaptive, Layered Noise Reduction to Reduce Background Noise, and comes preassembled with Hybrid, Vented Ear Domes (Magic Ear Domes) which Eliminate the Sensation of Ear Plugs.

Otofonix Encore hearing has 10 Digital Volume Levels, designed for comfort, performance and have a Long Battery Life (5-7 days)

Here at Otofonix, we want our customers to enjoy the best sound quality and comfort that our brand has become renowned for. That’s why Otofonix doesn’t just offer fantastic value hearing amplifier devices!

Otofonix also gives customers the opportunity to protect their devices against loss or accidental damage. Available for Elite, Encore and Apex hearing amplifiers, cover starts from as little as 19 cents per day. This is ideal for an additional peace of mind. This also complements the 12-month factory warranty. It covers your device for product failures, but gives you extra protection against accidental loss or breakages. Get in touch with a friendly member of the Otofonix customer service team today to learn more about protection plans.

Additional information

Weight0.1 oz
Dimensions1.0 × 0.5 × 0.28 in
Select Ear

Both Ears, Right Ear, Left Ear

Select Color

Slate Grey, Cream Beige

Features

The Adaptive Directional Microphones employ a front and rear microphone to improve your ability to focus on the conversation in front of you and selectively reduce or eliminate background noise around you.

Smartphone user will like the new Telecoil feature. The telecoil inside your Encore picks-up the electromagnetic signal from your phone and directs it to the hearing amplifier’s processor without using the microphone.  Because the microphone is turned off in this setting, you hear clear sound, free of any distracting noise around you.

The Otofonix Encore comes with an “Earhook kit” that enables you to increase the volume output of your devise for those with a more severe hearing loss. The installed Earhook provides up to 53 dB of gain.

  • Pre-programmed all digital circuit
  • 4 Channel Multi Memory Amplifier
  • Advanced Feedback Cancellation
  • 10 Bands Layered Noise Reduction
  • Adaptive Dual Directional Microphones
  • Digital Rocker Switch easily controls 10 volume levels
  • Telecoil function
  • 4 Programs
  • Quiet setting – every day use with Low noise reduction
  • Noisy Setting – Medium noise reduction (restaurant, wind noise)
  • Extreme Noisy Setting – High noise reduction setting
  • Telecoil Setting – clear phone conversation free of background noise.
  • Open Fit thin tube BTE with 42 dB gain for mild to moderate loss
  • Included Earhook design with 53 dB gain for those with a severe loss
  • Output limiting to prevent possible damage to your hearing

What's Included

  • Ready to Wear Amplifier with #2 sized sound tube and medium magic dome
  • Size #1 sound tube
  • Assortment of open and closed domes to insure perfect fit
  • High volume Earhook kit
  • Cleaning tools – brush and monofilament cleaning wire
  • Protective carrying case
  • 1 pack (6 batteries) of size 312 batteries
  • English User Manual

30 reviews for Otofonix Encore Hearing Amplifier

  1. Amazon Customer (verified owner)

    I had the other unit and this is a great I improvement. The loudness is about twice louder, I have to turn down the volume most of the time. It’s a improvement in hearing so speech, I can hear speech much better in talking clearly. I am very impressed. They are very nice on refunding on refunds, No hassle!.

  2. Iwk (verified owner)

    The item was delivered to my daughter living in the US. I just received the item on 25 Feb 2018 in Singapore. I’m currently using Signia hearing aids. The left ear has severe hearing loss, Signia is not able to resolve. Apparently Otofonix Encore is ok and working fine esp in noisy environment. Because Signia operating details is similar to Otofonix, hence I don’t need assistance in using Otofonix so far. BTW the user manual is also easily comprehensible. That’s my feedback so far

  3. Jacqueline T (verified owner)

    Bought this for my 88 year old mother. She fought and fought against a hearing device, Then she saw an ad on TV and wanted to try one. I read all the review and decided to order this one. From the first time she put it in her ear she was amazed what the world sounded like! And, now I can actually enjoy watching TV with her again because the TV is now at a level less that loud enough for the whole neighborhood to hear! So happy she loves this amplifier!

  4. Bambi (verified owner)

    This item was not comfortable for me but I was quite impressed with the consideration afforded me by the Otofonix staff. They made no attempt to convince me that I should not return them ad my payment was promptly refunded. I would recommend this product even though it was not comfortable for me personally.

  5. Pam N (verified owner)

    I have had this hearing amplifier for 2 – 3 weeks and am so happy with it. I usually wait for Amazon to send their request for a review — this time I came looking to write one. I have been working with an audiiologist since January (as well as having to make a visit to an ENT specialist to make sure that there was no medical issue causing my lack of hearing — luckily not). They told me I have a ‘reverse slope’ loss (probably since I was born) which is hard to successfully fit with a hearing aid that actually helps. Figured it wouldn’t be a problem for me — but about a month ago and I don’t even remember how many hearing aids ago, I told the audiologist ‘I give up’. Went home and thought well, maybe one of those devices you hear about on TV might be a less expensive alternative since nothing seems to fix it very well anyway. So I startd researching., and found Otofonix. Read about all of the other options I could find and finally decided that they seemed my best option. When it came I took it out of the box (read the instructions a bit :-), tried it on and immediately realized it was allowing me to hear much better. Amazed. Since then it has continued to astound me. I am so happy. The controls allow me to adjust both the volume and the surrounding noise level. The ‘magic’ hybrid dome lets in enough of the low frequencies (of which I have little) and ampliefies all frequencies based on my chosen settings. Since I had never worn a hearing device before, I had quite a few questions — and the customer service reps have been so patient and wonderfully well-informed. And the price is reasonable — even though this is their high end model amplifier. It is 1/6th the price of the hearing aids that I had to keep on trying and that only minimally helped. I will update this over time since it has only been a short time, but I am not expecting it to change! Thank you, Otofonix.

  6. Pam N

    I have had this hearing amplifier for 2 – 3 weeks and am so happy with it. I usually wait for Amazon to send their request for a review — this time I came looking to write one. I have been working with an audiiologist since January (as well as having to make a visit to an ENT specialist to make sure that there was no medical issue causing my lack of hearing — luckily not). They told me I have a ‘reverse slope’ loss (probably since I was born) which is hard to successfully fit with a hearing aid that actually helps. Figured it wouldn’t be a problem for me — but about a month ago and I don’t even remember how many hearing aids ago, I told the audiologist ‘I give up’. Went home and thought well, maybe one of those devices you hear about on TV might be a less expensive alternative since nothing seems to fix it very well anyway. So I startd researching., and found Otofonix. Read about all of the other options I could find and finally decided that they seemed my best option. When it came I took it out of the box (read the instructions a bit :-), tried it on and immediately realized it was allowing me to hear much better. Amazed. Since then it has continued to astound me. I am so happy. The controls allow me to adjust both the volume and the surrounding noise level. The ‘magic’ hybrid dome lets in enough of the low frequencies (of which I have little) and ampliefies all frequencies based on my chosen settings. Since I had never worn a hearing device before, I had quite a few questions — and the customer service reps have been so patient and wonderfully well-informed. And the price is reasonable — even though this is their high end model amplifier. It is 1/6th the price of the hearing aids that I had to keep on trying and that only minimally helped. I will update this over time since it has only been a short time, but I am not expecting it to change! Thank you, Otofonix.

  7. John O. McCauley (verified owner)

    Way better than my old brain-plug aid.

  8. Sam Adams (verified owner)

    The delivery was unusually fast. Ordered the device on Sunday afternoon and it was delivered Tuesday morning. This was normal order with a standard delivery.
    The device came with all items and i was able to use in in less than two minutes. In my opinion this devise is as good as Starky’ Xeno, the device i have been using until now. I had to get an authorization letter from an ENT to obtain a new device and i did not want to wait a month for an my appointment with an ENT. So i ordered this and i can not tell how surprised i was. I did not notice any significant functional difference between this unit and the device i was using previously!. I am pleasantly surpriseed with its quality and performance. My Starky Xeno had to be replaced as it was damaged due to an accidental water exposure. I had moved to California about a year ago so i could not go to the place where i had originally bought the Starky.
    This unit is $2500 cheaper. It is essentially comparable to what i was using. I actually like this device more because it has 10 levels of volume adjustment of 5 dcb each as opposed to only three in my Starky. This offers a greater flexibility and control.

    I would strongly recommend that everybody on a tight budget should try this device before going to very expensive brand name hearing aids that are available on the market.
    If you are not satisfied fully you are entitled to return it in 30 days for a full refund . This is a federal law. The company gives a generous 45 day return policy.

  9. Gilbert Zimmerman (verified owner)

    This is a preliminary review less than 24 hours after delivery of a pair of these devices. The Encore comes well packaged and with good instructions. It arrived with the “hybrid” ear tip installed. I initially found the sound quality rather unnatural. Perhaps it was the partial occlusion of the ear canal. I’m much happier with the open ear piece. My hearing loss is mild to moderate and is limited to the higher frequencies, apparently better suited to the open ear piece. Conversation and TV listening are improved. I’m wearing only one amplifier. The second was dead on arrival. Customer service was responsive. The defective unit is en route back to Otofonix. A prepaid Priority Mail and envelope came with the order. I’ll try to update when I’m able to use both amplifiers. I’m hoping that my problem was an isolated manufacturing glitch.

    I’m updating a few days later. Their customer service has been excellent. I received a replacement only four days after mailing the defective unit. I really like the amplifiers. I still prefer the open ear tips. I canceled an appointment for fitting of a costly pair of hearing aids. I experience some itching of the ear canals while wearing them, guess it takes time to become accustomed to any device.

  10. Linda (verified owner)

    I just put them in tonight and WOW! I can hear better than I could in years. No strange sounds. Everything sounds like normal hearing!! I feel young again!!!!! I could not believe how small they are. No one will notice you have anything in your ear unless you tell them!!

  11. Diogenes (verified owner)

    The Otofonix Encore performed as advertised, and the company bent over backward to be helpful. They give clear guidance on how to use and maintain the device. on Although I returned it, I’d order it again — and may well do that if my situation changes. I’m satisfied that Otofonix is at or near the top of the line, and I can’t imagine paying five to 10 times as much for something the FDA recognizes as a “hearing aid.”

    My hearing isn’t seriously impaired, and I function well without a hearing aid except in noisy settings — which I try to avoid just because I don’t like them. I had hoped that the directional mike would help that. Long story short, there was some improvement but not enough to convince me to accept the added nuisance of a hearing aid — any hearing aid, not this one in particular. The Encore is inconspicuous and comfortable. But I decided that I don’t want to bother at present with keeping track of one more little gadget having to fiddle with little batteries. Almost at the end of the 45-day trial period I returned it.

    One other point. I should add that I had purchased the one-year, no-fault guarantee to replace the device if returned damaged, even if I had stepped on it. The policy clearly stated that the fee would be non-refundable, but Otofonix voluntarily gave a refund because I had returned the Encore in near-new condition during the trial period. They recognized that no one was at risk of my returning to replace a device I’d already returned. (If I had it to do over and planned to keep the device, I’d wait until near the end of the trial period to insure it.) Circumstances differ, so I’d advise other buyers not to assume that the company will necessarily do in every case what they did in mine. I mention this simply as an indication of Otofonix sensitivity to customers — or, in my case, a once-and-maybe-future customer.

  12. James H Green (verified owner)

    I purchased these hearing aids for my wife, who has a hearing problem but doesn’t want to admit it. I’ve worn hearing aids for more than twenty years, so I’m an experienced user. I felt that once she gave these a good try she would realize that she’s been missing a lot and would warm to them. I was wrong about that. Nothing I could do would persuade her to try them long enough to get used to them, so I’m returning them, but felt my experience would be useful to others who are considering Otofonix. I wore them for several days to assess their quality compared to my hearing aids, which cost about $5,000. I find I can hear just about as well with these. The main difference is in features that don’t have much effect on listening quality. My hearing aids are in-the-canal, which means they are fitted, so they lack the feeling of presence that open units such as the Otofonix provides. Try sticking your fingers in your ears and imagine that the sound is coming directly into your ear drums to understand what I mean about presence. My hearing aids can be adjusted with a remote, which is more effective than using the rocker switch on the Otofonix. They are connected wirelessly and adjusted synchronously instead of one at a time while counting beeps. Feedback is less of a problem, and the audiologist can tweak them with a computer. With the Otofonix feedback can be a problem. put your hand to your ear and they may squeal, alerting everyone in the room. Setting the configuration for telephone compatibility is cumbersome, but I generally use the speakerphone anyway. The question is whether the features are worth the extra cost. I believe that depends on whether you can afford it. I’d give them five stars for value, and four stars for overall convenience and usability. These hearing aids remind me of Pareto’s Law, aka the 80/20 rule. You get 80% of the benefits for 20% of the cost.

  13. Kindle Customer

    We tried several of the rechargeable type aids and they were ok. This one comes the closest to the quality offered by high dollar brands like miracle ear. Batteries life is excellent, quality of sound is excellent and very easy to customize.

  14. Angel

    This is the most advanced hearing amplifier on the market.
    I have been wearing hearing aids for the last 50 years!
    Spent thousands of dollars trying all different types. In the ear behind the ear, cross over. ( I have severe hearing loss on both ears. Had multiple surgeries on the right ear trying to restore some hearing.
    I gave up trying plus I am retired and can’t afford anymore expensive hearing aids. Then Otofonix came along! Did my research and was surprised at the number of features available and at 1/3 the price of similar hearing aids.
    I am happy so say that after one week of testing THIS is the product I needed all along!
    I needed to hear people talking near me, not surrounding noises. This unit does just that, and I love that I can control the loudness in inclement.
    I really recommend folks who are in my same shoes to give this product a try, you will be amazed!
    Their service is outstanding, I called once to get more information and to help me “tune” my hearing amplifier to my satisfaction. The representative was very helpful and stayed in touch via email.
    I strongly believe this product works .

  15. Jean Green

    I actually lost a pair of hearing aids that I had purchased through doctor’s office, but thankfully they were quite a few years old anyway. Because I wanted to get a pair quickly, I decided to try this company after reading the reviews online. They were shipped quickly and I was amazed at how well they worked, and also how comfortable they felt….actually a lot better than the $5,000 pair I had. I am sure the technology has gotten better since anyway, but because I didn’t go through a doctor’S office , I wasn’t sure if they would be very good. Well I like them a lot better than my older pair, so I consider it a “blessing” that I lost them now. Another pleasant surprise for me was that because I ordered online, I didn’t think my insurance would cover the portion that they cover when I go through the doctor, but I called, and yes, they were able to be submitted to insurance. That means I will pay a fraction of what I would have paid if I had visited audiologist, making these a winner all around! I also must add that I did have a couple of questions, and the customer service rep was fantastic! So glad I dcid3d to give thes3 a try…it was a winner hands down!

  16. AnnieStarr55

    I would recommend this device to everyone. It works as described. After having it a month, I no longer even noticed it was in my ear and had to create a habit of removing it before showering. It comes with extra parts so you can get the size correct for your specific ear and situation. It’s easy to get batteries for as well as replacement parts. It also appeals to naughty cats, so be sure to keep it away from them. On the other hand, if one does chew-up the sound tube, you can order and receive a new one in a couple days. I love it. It has definitely improved the quality of my life.

  17. Philippa

    Good value, not as good as my old hearing aids which cost $4800.00 dollars.

  18. GLB

    I am very happy my Otofonix hearing aids. They are essentially the same as the higher-priced appliances sold at the big boxes and the even higher-priced sold by audiologists. So worth the price. And Otofonix customer service is great. Further, MADE IN AMERICA!

  19. CraftedGrams

    I purchased this item for my 87 year old grandmother with severe hearing loss. Her capability of hearing individual conversation in a crowded restaurant or room has improved. Before this hearing aid, she had difficulty hearing a person standing behind her. This aid has certainly enhanced her ability enough to hear sound coming from different directions. I am very pleased with the overall process from customer service to the apparatus itself. I recommend the product

  20. R. Shank

    I had mixed feelings when my doctor told me I had a 10 dB loss of hearing in my right ear and provided me with a prescription for a hearing aid. I then moved to having very strong, negative feelings after seeing an audiologist and being told that none of their “basic quality” $4000-$5000 two-ear hearing aids would work directly with my Android Pixel phone. It was time to Google hearing aids to see if I could purchase one on the internet and save some money. I learned that up to 60% of the cost of hearing aids purchased at a brick-and-mortar store is the overhead paid to the audiologist. Then I Googled California hearing aid law and discovered that catalog/direct mail sellers must be licensed hearing aid dispensers. And those merchants charged almost as much for their products as the stores did. Then it was time to shop Amazon and see what the alternatives were. I found that many sellers called their products “hearing amplifiers”, and that several sellers offered a range of products from mild to severe hearing loss. I selected the best (and most expensive) Otofonix model, the Encore, because it had more features and the ability to digitally amplify sounds to 53 dB. I have been very pleased with the Encore, it helps me to hear much better in all environments, fits my ear, doesn’t fall out, is unobtrusive, and has several programs of sound enhancement, including one that allows me to use my headphones without feedback “squeal”. I still use my blue-tooth microphone/speaker in my left ear for my Android Pixel phone, and the world of sound seems much better for me.

  21. J.RUFO

    It works! That’s all I wanted.
    Saved a ton of money!
    Hearing aids cost $1800 to $3500.

  22. AkRascal

    I had a previous model from Otofonix, I wore it begrudgingly to humor my wife. It worked, it was certainly better than nothing, but I wore it for her, not for me. The problem was that, in many situations, I could hear the conversation going on behind me better than the one I was having. Not so with the directional microphones on this model. It is really so much better, I wear it for me. The case sits next to the car keys, not in the medicine cabinet, when I go out the aid goes in.

  23. dave71203

    I have only had the one device for right ear about two weeks. Still trying to get the right ear parts to fit comfortable so this review is not my final one for this product. Since I have about 80-90 percent hearing loss of the right ear, this product maybe my answer to at least some hearing gain, but only time will tell. From what I have learned so far is, that I may have to employ the larger tube ie. power kit to really improve performance. Right now I am still experimenting with the default setup as received. I will edit, update this review when I am more comfortable with the device.

  24. Amazon Customer

    Sound quality not as good as the $5000 pair but one should not expect that. Very helpful while I’m waiting for a reputable company to come out with a pair that connects to my android phone. A little bulky but good sound.

  25. Susan Green

    I purchased this hearing device for my 93 year old mother. As soon as we out it on the was amazed how well she could hear! She can now here her great granddaughter chatted away! I would recommend this device to those who have a significant hearing loss as my mother has! Thank you! I also cut one of the tubes too short. I contacted customer service and they sent new tubes. I received them in two days! I am very impressed. I don’t normally write reviews, but I am so impressed with the unit and customer support, I had to submit this review. Thanks to you so very much. My mom is back into the hearing world again!

  26. Laurel T.

    Very good product and better than the expensive ones by the ear companies.

  27. chuck

    I have extensive hearing loss in right ear, moderate loss in the left.
    I tried to follow the script and bit on an add offering two aides for $995.
    The numbers for the aids suggested turned out to be $9000 !
    How could I go wrong spending $848 if I could get relief.
    Wow, I now hear far more than I want. TV has been turned way down.
    I have not needed dealer support, instructions are basic and concise. I have only used mode one, it has sufficed.
    Your request for feedback does not allow for enough time for thorough analysis but, so far so good.

  28. D W

    Good for volume. Did not meet my needs as a “hearing aid”, but wasn’t intended to function as such and I returned it for that reason. If all you need is volume, it works fine.

  29. Guy Gold

    It was so easy to put into action, such as finding the most comfortable earpiece and turn on the volume to the most comfortable adjustment. Also, they use battery size 312 which is the same as the $7,000 pair I own. This pair was less than $1,000 which I am greatful.

  30. Jim V (verified owner)

    On-line research on improving my hearing loss led me to the highly rated Encore. I decided to try a hearing amplifier instead of going the traditional hearing-aid route with its associated major purchase price and complex purchase process. The Encore’s cost at 1/5 to 1/10 that of a hearing-aid and Otofonix’s 45 day trial period with satisfaction guaranteed or a purchase refund were major considerations. I have been using an Encore with my right ear for about a week now and am extremely happy. It just works. My hearing loss, while not severe, was frustrating when participating in large group settings, noisy environments, and talking with people who spoke softly or did not speak directly towards me. The Encore greatly improved my hearing in these situations. Also, I no longer need to watch TV at elevated volumes. It is comfortable to wear, easy to control and took very little time to get used to,. The design and manufacturing quality are excellent. The customer phone support with the people at Otofonix has been absolutely outstanding and the company is great to do business with. I just ordered a second Encore for my left ear.

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