Bluetooth hearing aids provide the same benefits as traditional hearing aids with enhanced audio streaming, helping people with hearing loss enjoy clearer sound.

How do you decide which is the best Bluetooth hearing aid for you? We’ve researched a wide variety of brands and models to find the top hearing aids with Bluetooth technology for various needs. Read on to see which models earned a spot in our list.

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Lively MDHearingAid CORE Audicus Wave Oticon More Starkey Livio Edge AI
Cost (per pair) $1,195-$1,595 $1,599.99 $1,798–$2,398 $2,500–$7,000 $2,596–$7,116
Type of Hearing Aid Behind-the-ear Behind-the-ear Receiver-in-canal Receiver-in-canal Receiver-in-canal, behind-the-ear, in-the-ear, in-the-canal
Type of Hearing Loss Mild to moderately severe Mild to moderately severe Mild to severe Mild to moderate Mild to profound
Rechargeable? Yes, or traditional battery No Yes, or traditional battery Yes, or traditional battery Yes, or traditional battery
Trial Period 100 days 45 days 45 days Varies by dealer 30 days
Warranty 3 years 90 days 1 year Varies by dealer 3 years
Financing Available through Bread Available through Affirm Available through Affirm or monthly lease Available through dealer Available through dealer

Editor’s Choice

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  • Cost: $1,195-$1,595/pair
  • Type of Hearing Aid: Behind-the-ear
  • Type of Hearing Loss: Mild to moderately severe

Lively creates some of the most affordable high-end Bluetooth hearing aids. At $1,595/pair for rechargeable hearing aids—Lively 2 Plus—and $1,195/pair for traditional battery hearing aids—Lively 2 Lite—Lively is an excellent choice for budget shoppers wanting direct audio streaming.

You can connect directly to most Apple and Android devices and can purchase the TV Streamer accessory to connect to your computer, stereo, TV, or other audio devices. And, if you go with the rechargeable model, one charge yields 30 hours of sound, which is longer than most other brands (with average charging times of around 24 hours).

Lively has a direct-to-consumer model, so you do everything remotely. To get started, you’ll submit a recent audiogram or take an online hearing test. Experts at Lively use your results to program new hearing aids, which you should receive in just a few business days. Once they arrive, you’ll have a video call with a hearing specialist for fitting and for help learning how to use and maintain your Lively hearing aids.

Lively’s trial period and warranty are much longer than most of its competitors. You have 100 days to try out your hearing aids risk-free, and then three years of warranty coverage for defects, loss, and damage. Most hearing aid brands charge a monthly fee for warranties that cover hearing aid loss.

See our full Lively Hearing Aid Review.

Best for Ongoing Care:

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Audicus Wave
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  • Cost: $1,798–$2,398/pair
  • Type of Hearing Aid: Receiver-in-canal
  • Type of Hearing Loss: Mild to severe

Audicus is a direct-to-consumer brand that offers a unique monthly membership option. Rather than pay upfront for your hearing aids or use financing to buy them, the Audicus membership is an all-inclusive hearing aid rental program. When you opt for the monthly plan with Audicus Wave Bluetooth hearing aids, you pay $59/hearing aid per month for traditional batteries or $69/hearing aid for rechargeable batteries.

After a $100 set-up fee, you receive your Wave hearing aids with Audicus Protect and Care plans. With Care, Audicus mails you everything you need to care for your hearing aids, including batteries, earwax guards, domes, wipes, and more. And Protect covers repairs, cleaning services, and one loss replacement every 24 months. Additionally, with this plan, you receive a new pair of hearing aids every 18 months.

What we love about the monthly subscription plan is that you can cancel at any time, allowing you to try out hearing aids for a longer period with little financial risk. The plan saves you money by bundling everything together, although you pay less if you buy your hearing aids upfront and don’t add the Care or Protect coverage. Whether you choose to try the monthly plan or pay outright, Audicus offers a 45-day risk-free trial.

See our full Audicus Hearing Aid Review.

Most Advanced

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Starkey Livio Edge AI
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  • Cost: $2,596–$7,116/pair (MSRP)
  • Type of Hearing Aid: Receiver-in-canal, behind-the-ear, in-the-ear, or in-the-canal
  • Type of Hearing Loss: Mild to profound

The Starkey Livio Edge AI uses artificial intelligence to bring unique features to anyone looking for a cutting-edge hearing aid. These features include automatic language translation, fall detection, phone locator, advanced tinnitus relief, mask mode, and activity tracking. The Livio Edge AI automatically adapts to different environments and saves geotag memories for places you frequently visit, like a coffee shop or office.

The Starkey Livio Edge AI comes with two apps, one designed for the user and the other for caregivers. The Thrive Hearing Control app allows you to adjust your settings and volume, schedule medication and appointment reminders, and work with an expert to make remote adjustments. And, if you want help from a caregiver or family member, the Thrive Care app gives your approved contact access to things like your hearing aid usage and activity level.

With four technology levels and various hearing aid styles, the Livio Edge AI works for people with mild to profound hearing loss. There are both traditional and rechargeable battery versions, with the rechargeable hearing aids lasting up to 24 hours per charge. The custom rechargeable models are one of the only custom hearing aids with rechargeable batteries.

Starkey doesn’t sell its products directly, so you’ll need to visit a hearing aid center that carries Starkey products. And with such advanced technology and options that suit most adults, these hearing aids are on the more expensive side. The exact price varies depending upon your level of hearing loss and where you buy your hearing aids.

See our full Starkey Hearing Aid Review.

Most Affordable

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MDHearingAid CORE
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  • Cost: $1,599.99/pair
  • Type of Hearing Aid: Behind-the-ear
  • Type of Hearing Loss: Mild to moderately severe

MDHearingAid is one of the most affordable hearing aid companies, but don’t expect many frills. The CORE hearing aid is Bluetooth-compatible, allowing you to personalize your hearing aids within the MDHearing app for tablets and smartphones. When you receive your hearing aids, you create a personal profile for each ear. You can then use the app to adjust the volume, select different environment settings, and monitor battery life.

However, unlike most Bluetooth hearing aids, you can’t stream audio to the CORE. This means that the Bluetooth capabilities of the CORE are only for remote hearing aid control and personalization, not for accepting phone calls, listening to music, or connecting directly to your stereo or television. So, if you want a more advanced hearing aid, MDHeadingAid may not be the right pick. There’s also no rechargeable option.

Additionally, MDHearingAid products don’t come with a very extensive warranty. You have 90-day coverage for defects, but if you want longer coverage for damage protection, you’ll need to pay $14.99/month for the MDShield Protection Plan. Although the warranty isn’t generous, the 45-day risk-free trial is, and you receive lifetime support. Plus, the CORE hearing aids are often steeply discounted, making them a great deal.

See our full MDHeaering Hearing Aid Review.

Best for Tinnitus

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Oticon More
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  • Cost: $2,500–$7,000/pair
  • Type of Hearing Aid: Receiver-in-canal
  • Type of Hearing Loss: Mild to moderate

The Oticon More is an advanced custom hearing aid with Tinnitus SoundSupportTM, a technology that provides customizable and discrete tinnitus relief with many soothing sounds to choose from to cover up and distract from the ringing. You may alternatively play music, podcasts, audiobooks, or other streaming audio from your phone.

Oticon’s proprietary BrainHearing technology helps improve speech understanding. By training a chip to 12 million real-life sounds, Oticon created a hearing aid that supports the way our brains process sound. And to further improve conversational hearing, Oticon added a microphone to the ConnectClip that you can give to others when you visit. You can also use the ConnectClip on your laptop for enhanced audio streaming.

Another unique feature of Oticon More hearing aids is that they can pair with other smart devices via the Oticon On app. So if you have things like a smart doorbell or washing machine, you can receive an alert when someone comes to the door or when your clothes are ready. The same app can notify you when your hearing aid batteries are low.

Oticon doesn’t sell its hearing aids directly, so you must contact an authorized Oticon hearing clinic if you want to try the More hearing aids. The third-party retailer sets the price, warranty, and trial period, so these vary depending upon where you buy your Oticon hearing aids.

See our full Oticon Hearing Aid Review.