The Jabra Enhance Plus appeared on our radar last summer. As the most trusted doctor of audiology in the Florida Keys, I always ensure to stay up to date with the latest technology advancements to better serve the local people in South Florida.

The Jabra Enhance Plus is being sold as a 3-in-1 device that can help improve your hearing and connect to your phone for calls as well as your TV for entertainment purposes. While this isn’t the first product to do those things, it is the first of its kind at this size and price.

This signifies a change in the entire hearing healthcare industry as tech companies that don’t specialize in hearing healthcare look to assist those with hearing loss.

Companies are beginning to understand the lifestyle needs of people with hearing challenges, although this doesn’t necessarily mean they understand the complexity of professional hearing healthcare – just the need for a more casual, tech-savvy solution.

The Jabra Enhance Plus vs. A Prescription Hearing Aid

In a nutshell, the Jabra Enhance Plus is not as powerful as a prescription hearing aid. Due to this, it does not have the same functions and customizable options.

It still has noise-canceling features that help those in noisy environments, but it is not as effective.

The size of the Jabra is an advantage, though, since these are very small and fit into your ear the same as earbud headphones would. They also have a carrying case capable of charging them for up to 30 hours.

This is great for those on the go who can make use of them throughout the day. They are not meant to be worn full time like prescription hearing aids. Simply use them when you need to and keep them in the case when you don’t.

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Who Is A Good Candidate For The Jabra Enhance Plus?

Many people who have a hearing loss are just not ready to commit to prescription hearing aids. Believe it or not, I understand that.

Since most people recognize wireless Bluetooth headsets as the norm for communication, the Jabra Enhance Plus is a discrete way to enhance hearing in those situations where understanding speech may be difficult (like at dinner or a meeting).

Keep in mind that it’s essential to determine if this temporary solution is for you. It’s not intended for hearing loss beyond mild or moderate. If you have concerns regarding hearing, the best place to start is to consult with us, and we can determine the exact status of your hearing.

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The Jabra Enhance Plus Is Self-Fitting

Although the device is limited to assisting mild hearing losses, self-fitting means that through an application, you can set up the device so that it works and sounds well in the situations you need to use it in.

As they do with wireless headsets, the end-user will have controls to modify their hearing and listen in different situations.

The suggested limitations of the self-fitted device include the failure to identify pathologies. Conditions such as impacted wax, active infection, and otalgia are counterintuitive to hearing aid fitting. The risk of the user not adhering to the self-fitting protocol could result in inappropriate gain-frequency responses and output.

On the positive side, they also come with EarGel inserts that conform to the unique shape of your ear. After a couple of uses, they will feel comfortable and will be much easier to put in and take out.

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Why Are These Gaining Popularity So Quickly?

Many factors make this product attractive to those confronted with situational hearing difficulties. One is cost – these devices will eventually become purchasable via an online store and won’t require the services of an audiologist.

Currently, you must get the devices through a Certified Jabra Enhance Plus Center – this is in line with the current FDA regulations on OTC hearing aids that are set to change in the summer of this year.

Another is commercial acceptability – these devices look like wireless Bluetooth headsets worn by people everywhere. They do not look like prescription hearing aids.

A hearing aid requires significant commitment. If you are not ready for that commitment and want situational hearing enhancement while enjoying high-quality streaming, the Jabra Enhance Plus may be good for you.

What Is The First Step To Getting The Jabra Enhance Plus?

It is not required to have a hearing assessment done before purchasing a Jabra Enhance Plus, but I highly recommend it. If your mild hearing loss is caused by wax or fluid buildup, this product won’t help you.

We are happy to recommend a Jabra if your assessment results support it. After we have collected the data, we can make an informed suggestion and diagnosis on your hearing.

You can schedule a comprehensive hearing assessment online. I’m always standing by to answer any of your questions as well, so give me a call anytime.

Your hearing is too important to neglect, and with all the options available these days, we want to see everyone in South Florida enjoying the healthiest hearing possible.

Why Are These Gaining Popularity So Quickly?

Many factors make this product attractive to those confronted with situational hearing difficulties. One is cost – these devices will eventually become purchasable via an online store and won’t require the services of an audiologist.

Currently, you must get the devices through a Certified Jabra Enhance Plus Center – this is in line with the current FDA regulations on OTC hearing aids that are set to change in the summer of this year.

Another is commercial acceptability – these devices look like wireless Bluetooth headsets worn by people everywhere. They do not look like prescription hearing aids.

A hearing aid requires significant commitment. If you are not ready for that commitment and want situational hearing enhancement while enjoying high-quality streaming, the Jabra Enhance Plus may be good for you.

What Is The First Step To Getting The Jabra Enhance Plus?

It is not required to have a hearing assessment done before purchasing a Jabra Enhance Plus, but I highly recommend it. If your mild hearing loss is caused by wax or fluid buildup, this product won’t help you.

We are happy to recommend a Jabra if your assessment results support it. After we have collected the data, we can make an informed suggestion and diagnosis on your hearing.

You can schedule a comprehensive hearing assessment online. I’m always standing by to answer any of your questions as well, so give me a call anytime.

Your hearing is too important to neglect, and with all the options available these days, we want to see everyone in South Florida enjoying the healthiest hearing possible.

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Dr. Michelle Couture-Souvenir, Au.D

Dr. Michelle Couture-Souvenir, Au.D., is Florida’s leading doctor of audiology and has over 25 years of experience in this dynamic industry. Before setting up her own business in Florida & Central America, she served as a pediatric audiologist and rehabilitative services manager at the Miami Children’s Hospital. She has worked with patients of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds during her long and diverse career, and she is still heavily involved in international humanitarian projects, helping hearing-impaired children globally.