Digital Hearing Amplifier by Britzgo BHA-220

PROS:

  • Inexpensive
  • Great battery life (500 + hours)
  • Comfortable

CONS:

  • Small buttons may be hard to use if you have hand dexterity problems.
  • Amplifies everything, doesn’t have noise cancelling technology

 

SUMMARY:

If you are looking for an inexpensive hearing amplifier, this is a great option to consider. It only costs around $60 but many people are finding it helpful to hear the TV and to have conversations with friends and family. It has 4 different frequency modes, an on/off button and volume control. You can wear it in either ear.

Britzgo are an American company that operates out of Nevada. They have a number of different amplifier models that are sold on their website and through Amazon. The BHA-220 is one of their most popular and well-reviewed products.

Comfort

Many reviewers find this to be an extremely comfortable amplifier. It is lightweight and is able to sit comfortably behind the ear. Since it comes with a rotatable ear piece, you have the option to use this amplifier for either ear. Some users find that dome piece doesn’t fit well in their ear canal, but it does come with 3 sizes of domes (small, medium, or large), so most users should be able to find a dome that fits their ear canal.

Sound Quality

For a device in this price range the sound quality is generally reported as being quite good. Some users have noted that they get a whistling sound when the ear piece is inserted. If the ear piece fits correctly the whistling sound should stop after a short amount of time. The decibel level of the BHA-220 is 36-41dB, so that is a pretty high amount of amplification that should suit most users’ needs.

If this is your first time wearing a hearing amplifier, you will have to give your brain a little bit of time to get used to the device. When using any type of hearing device it will take a few days for your ears and your brain to adjust to the new sounds.

Warranty

The BHA-220 comes with a 30 money back guarantee if you find that this amplifier isn’t working well for you and your type of hearing loss. It also has a one year manufacturer’s warranty against defects.

Help and Support

You can get support for your Britzgo amplifier by contacting the company at Support@HearingAmplifier.com or through the contact link on their website. Their website also offers a FAQ and a link to user manuals.

Sound Customization

Generally, lower cost hearing amplifiers don’t really let you customize the sound too much. You can usually adjust the volume and the tone a little bit, but not much beyond that. This model has a decent amount of customization for a product in this price range. Customization is important because it gives you a better chance of having the product work for different types of hearing loss, since everyone’s hearing issues are a little different. This unit has 4 present modes that you can access by pushing down on the “M” button on the unit. The modes are: Program 1 – Wide Frequency (1-6 KHz); Program 2 – Low Frequency (0.3 – 2 KHz); Program 3 – High Frequency (0.8 – 4 KHz); Program 4 – Medium Frequency (0.5 KHz – 3 KHz).

Battery Life

The BHA-220 has a very long battery life of 500 + hours. It uses a Power One P675 battery, and one of the great things about this design is that you do not have to open the battery door when it isn’t in use since the amplifier has an off switch. If you have used hearing aids or some of the higher end amplifiers in the past you may have seen that it is often recommended that you open the battery compartment when it isn’t in use to extend the life of the battery. This can become slightly annoying over time.

Overall

If you need a bit of help hearing in certain situations but are not interested in exorbitantly priced hearing aids or higher end amplifiers, the BHA-220 is well worth a look. This amplifier will give you a moderate amount of amplification in a device that is well made with a very long battery life.  If you decide this isn’t the right device for your type of hearing loss, the company offers a 30 day no hassle money back guarantee as well as a 1 year warranty for defects in the device.

 

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