earVenture reVel Hearing Aid | Product Info, Reviews, Prices, Videos, and More

earVenture reVel Hearing Aid

Product Info, Reviews, Prices, Videos, and More

75% score based on 1 review

About the earVenture reVel

The earVenture "reVel" is a low-cost behind-the-ear hearing aid that is sold exclusively by licensed audiologists and hearing aid dispensers, and which is not available for purchase online.

The reVel is equipped with feedback cancellation, four customizable audio programs, digital noise suppression, fixed directional microphones, a telecoil, and more (see below). The devices lack support for direct-audio-input (DAI), and do not have Bluetooth (or any other) wireless connectivity. The devices could be used in conjunction with telecoil-neckloop wireless systems, but audio connections to wireless devices - without a neckloop system - would not be possible. The reVel devices are not compatible with a remote control, but do have volume buttons built in (as opposed to the earVenture faVor). At this stage, we are unsure of whether the hearing aids automatically switch into the telecoil mode (when the telephone is detected), but we are curious if that is implied by the word "active" in active telecoil.

When compared to the faVor, the reVel is a slightly larger hearing aid, but does have a larger battery, and longer operating time per battery. The reVel also sports volume control buttons, as mentioned above, and "Dynamic Speech Enhancement," which presumably helps enhance speech clarity in difficult listening situations. Lastly, the reVel provides a broader frequency range (7500Hz, in comparison to the faVor's 5700Hz bandwidth). 

earVenture hearing aids are manufactured by IntriCon, the manufacturer of United Healthcare’s hi HealthInnovations’ line of hearing aids. For some background information on the earVenture initiative (partnership between the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and IntriCon) please refer to this news story.

UPDATE

We received some clarification from earVenture on the meaning of "active telecoil." See below

The term "active" telecoil means that we incorporate an independent amplifier on our telecoils to reduce inherent noise and other technical issues when tied directly to the main amplifier. Both models, the reVel and faVor, offer 4 memories (independently programmable) which can have telecoil functionality. There is no need for a magnet to activate (or keep active) the telecoil and you can configure as telecoil only (on faVor) or a mix of telecoil only or telecoil/microphone (on reVel). The telecoil response is determined based on the link to the primary program (audiogram) but can be independently programmed as necessary (more gain). 

 

earVenture reVel Model Details

Professionally-fitted hearing aid

earVenture reVel BTE

1 review

Release Date: 14 September 2015

The earVenture reVel BTE has a telecoil, a dedicated volume control, a push button, and uses size 10 hearing aid batteries.

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earVenture reVel Physical Specifications

earVenture reVel BTE
Rating
75%

1 review

Disposable Batteries Battery Size
10
Push Button
Telecoil
Volume Control

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earVenture reVel Technology Details

earVenture reVel
Price $
Rating
75%

1 review

Directionality

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earVenture reVel Videos

Introducing earVenture
earVenture reVel Video

Introducing earVenture

11 September 2015

earVenture's mission is to deliver innovative resources and technology to audiologists, so that they can employ the model of care of their choice...

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earVenture reVel Reviews

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Overall Ratings

Hearing Tracker uses a ten-question survey to assess consumer feedback on hearing aids. The percentage bars below reflect the average ratings provided per question.
Note: Original answers provided in star rating format.

Benefit in Quiet
Benefit in Noise
Benefit on the Phone
Clear and Natural
Music Improvement
Physical Comfort
Reliability
Feedback
Hearing Improvement
Value
Member 16 November 2016

My audiologist offered these hearing aids to me after I told her I couldn't afford to purchase hearing aids, and the price was much more reasonable than I expected. I was using a sound hawk before that, but she convinced me that hearing through both of my ears would be better for me in restaurants, where I was struggling a lot. Having the hearing aids has definitely helped me more than the sound hawk and I would have just done this first if I would have known about it.

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Member 26 April 2016
I am surprised that for, EarVenture Revel, a product that was rolled out in September, 2015, that there are no independent product reviews posted at this site, seven months after the fact. Please direct me to any reviews, here or elsewhere, that have value to the consumer.
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