Otofonix was co-founded by a retired Board-Certified Otolaryngologist (ENT Physician) who practiced medicine in Michigan for over 25 years. During this time he saw and treated many patients with hearing losses who would benefit from but who were unable to afford the thousands of dollars needed to purchase hearing aids.
Affordable “over-the-counter” hearing aids were not available at that time.
Shortly after his retirement he noticed the worsening of a personal lifelong hearing problem and was seen by a colleague. Unfortunately, there was no treatment for his hereditary nerve loss and he was stunned to find that the only help available to him was the purchase of a pair of brand name hearing aids for $7000. He quickly understood the obstacle faced by his former patients.
In 2009 a circuit court decision allowed for the sale of “over-the-counter” hearing aids also known as personal sound amplifiers, PSAP. With the help of other hearing specialist, audiologists and manufacturers he designed an affordable, high-quality personal sound amplifier, which he personally wears, that would meet the hearing loss profile of more than 85% of these patients. This “behind-the-ear” device offers a comfortable, discreet, high-tech, digital amplifier at a fraction of the cost of the brand names.
Otofonix is headquartered in Huntersville, NC. Using world-class components from both the United States and European markets, Otofonix operates a manufacturing base in China, as do most of the major hearing aid manufacturers, with a focus on manufacturing high quality, affordable hearing instruments.
Address: 20484 Chartwell Center Dr, Suite I, Cornelius, NC 28031, USA
Evie Mabe Talbot
My grandmother wears her Otofonix amplifier everyday. She truly misses it when she doesn't have it on. It is cost effective and the spare parts are easy to order when I need to order more for her. I would recommend the company and great customer service they provide. More...
My daughter bought one for me and it changed my life! Found this company very easy to work with - no complaints about the product or the service! All 5*s!
I ordered an amplifier for my 94 yr old father and before it arrived he passed away. Otofonix was very understanding and waited for the item to get back to them and issued a full refund. Thank you for your compassion and professionalism. I will recommend Otofonix to friends and family l! More...
Bought these a few weeks ago for our 33 year anniversary. Kathy has been telling me for years that I needed hearing aids but I could not justify spending thousands of dollars for something that only had an expected lifespan of three to five years. So began researching these personal hearing amplifiers/aids. Decided on Otofonix Elites for features, recommendations from medical research and price. Bought them on Amazon on Prime day and saved a bunch. They work great and Kathy no longer has to raise her voice for me to hear and all other aspects of being able to hear in church, restaurants etc are great. So the blessing is two fold. I can hear sounds that I haven't heard in years and Kathy doesn't have to yell, so conversations are much more civil! If you have mild to moderate hearing loss you should definitely check these out. They have many easy to use settings for volume and modes for blocking out background noises etc. If you have questions please feel to respond to this post or PM me. Also you can ask Kathy Hinchee Purdy and she will tell you how these have benefitted both of us at home. PS Now the kitties don't run out of the room when I turn on the TV. Before I had the volume up so loud that it hurt their ears along with Kathy. Now everyone can coexist when Daddy is watching TV or listening to tunes! More...
The Otofonix Elite Hearing Amplifier is a great alternative to a hearing aid. Very easy to use, great customer service if you need it.
Affordable, simple to use, discrete excellent customer support and superior sound quality. What else can you say.