Oticon Alta Hearing Aids | Models, Reviews, Prices, and More

Oticon Alta Hearing Aids

Models, Reviews, Prices, and More

73% score based on 31 reviews

About Oticon Alta

The Oticon Alta is a family of hearing aids that includes at least 9 unique models and 2 unique technology levels . Models include the Alta miniRITE, the Alta RITE, the Alta miniBTE, the Alta CIC, the Alta BTE, the Alta ITC, the Alta HS, the Alta FS, and the Alta designRITE. Technology levels include the Alta Pro and the Alta .

Oticon Alta Models

Professionally-fitted hearing aid

Oticon Alta miniRITE

9 reviews

Release Date: 22 January 2013

The Oticon Alta miniRITE has a push button, an ingress protection rating of IP57, and uses size 312 hearing aid batteries.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating: IP57

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Oticon Alta RITE

8 reviews

Release Date: 22 January 2013

The Oticon Alta RITE has a telecoil, a dedicated volume control, a push button, an ingress protection rating of IP57, and uses size 312 hearing aid batteries.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating: IP57

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Oticon Alta miniBTE

1 review

Release Date: 22 January 2013

The Oticon Alta miniBTE has a push button, an ingress protection rating of IP57, and uses size 312 hearing aid batteries.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating: IP57

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Oticon Alta CIC

5 reviews

Release Date: 22 January 2013

The Oticon Alta CIC has a push button and uses size 10 hearing aid batteries.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating:

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Oticon Alta BTE

4 reviews

Release Date: 22 January 2013

The Oticon Alta BTE has a telecoil, a dedicated volume control, a push button, an ingress protection rating of IP57, and uses size 13 hearing aid batteries.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating: IP57

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Oticon Alta ITC

1 review

Release Date: 22 January 2013

The Oticon Alta ITC has a telecoil, a dedicated volume control, a push button, and uses size 312 hearing aid batteries.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating:

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Oticon Alta HS

2 reviews

Release Date: 22 January 2013

The Oticon Alta HS has a telecoil, a dedicated volume control, a push button, and uses size 312 hearing aid batteries.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating:

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Oticon Alta FS

0 reviews

Release Date: 22 January 2013

The Oticon Alta FS has a telecoil, a dedicated volume control, a push button, and uses size 13 hearing aid batteries.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating:

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Oticon Alta designRITE

1 review

Release Date: 22 January 2013

The Oticon Alta designRITE uses size 10 hearing aid batteries.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating:

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Oticon Alta Model Comparison

Oticon Alta miniRITE Oticon Alta RITE Oticon Alta miniBTE Oticon Alta CIC Oticon Alta BTE Oticon Alta ITC Oticon Alta HS Oticon Alta FS Oticon Alta designRITE
Rating
72%

9 reviews

76%

8 reviews

95%

1 review

55%

5 reviews

88%

4 reviews

50%

1 review

76%

2 reviews

0%

0 reviews

80%

1 review

Disposable Batteries Battery Size
312
Battery Size
312
Battery Size
312
Battery Size
10
Battery Size
13
Battery Size
312
Battery Size
312
Battery Size
13
Battery Size
10
IP Rating (Liquid) 7 7 7 7
IP Rating (Solid) 5 5 5 5
Push Button
Telecoil
Volume Control
Accessories

Model details listed above may be incomplete or inaccurate. For full specifications please refer to product specifications published by the original equipment manufacturer. To suggest a correction to the details listed, please email info@hearingtracker.com.

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Oticon Alta Technology Level Comparison

Oticon Alta Oticon Alta Pro
Price $ $$
Rating
84%

7 reviews

70%

24 reviews

Directionality
Unavailable for CIC
Adjustment Synchronization
Unavailable for CIC

Technology specifications listed above may be incomplete or inaccurate. For full specifications please refer to product specifications published by the original equipment manufacturer. To suggest a correction to the details listed, please email info@hearingtracker.com.

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Oticon Alta Accessories

ConnectLine App

Functions

  • Smartphone App

Compatible Aids

ConnectLine Microphone

Functions

  • Remote Microphone

Compatible Aids

ConnectLine Phone 2.0

Functions

  • Landline to Streaming

Compatible Aids

ConnectLine Streamer Pro

Functions

Compatible Aids

ConnectLine TV 2.0

Functions

  • TV Streamer

Compatible Aids

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Oticon Alta Reviews

Hearing aid reviews are fundamentally different from reviews for most other consumer electronic products. The reason is because individual factors, like degree of hearing loss, have a profound effect one's success and overall satisfaction with the product. When purchasing a hearing aid, you'll need to consider more than just your hearing outcome. Hearing aids are manufactured with varying levels of quality; some hearing aids are extremely durable, while others suffer frequent breakage. Battery life also varies between models, and manufacturer predictions of battery life are often optimistic. By collecting feedback from consumers, we can get a better idea of real world product durability and battery life... Continue reading

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, averaged across all hearing aids belonging to this family of devices.
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 14 August 2018

First pair of HA's. 5 year warranty period is almost up and based on recent check-up the HA's are working perfectly but I am starting to experience decreased battery life. I used to get 8 - 9 days out of a battery now it's more like 7. I have only had to send one HA to be repaired, about 2 1/2 years ago. The only other issues I have had has been occasional issues with moisture blocking the sound.

Member 13 September 2018

Best that they can do. It's my brain having trouble processing that is the problem.

Member 14 August 2018

Not very well. I still cannot hear conversation in noisy environments

Member 14 August 2018

Bought the hearing aids off eBay, programmed myself with the Oticon Genie program, to the recommended settings for my hearing loss. I'm buying replacement receivers of the internet also. Receivers are the weak point, seem to break or fail every 4-6 months. Using 100db receivers due to my severe hearing loss. Doing it myself due to the high pricing of the local audiologists, plus a pain to set up and wait on appointments.

Member 14 August 2018

Always wear them Do not leave them in the drawer. Im ready for new ones now as the 4 year guarantee has expired and the hearing aids that connect automatically with the iPhone via Bluetooth are on the market. Up till now I've used a Streamer on a daily basis.

Eth H. 14 August 2018

I recently trialed the Costco Brio 2 for two months and have now ordered the Resound Forte 8 RIE with the size 13 battery. My Oticon Altas were not good in noisy environment and had minor feedback issues.

Kathleen J. 14 August 2018

It has improved the overall quality of my life. Thank you

John W. 14 August 2018

The hearing aids choice that I made was, not only because I had bad hearing, but also because I wanted small hearing aids that virtually were invisible to others. My choice meets bot my expectations perfectly.

Member 14 August 2018

Great for the first 18 months Since then, lots of repairs, Very poor in noisy settings. Send back to manufacturer twice. Very expensive initially. Bought because I have Mennieres and speech tones are my greatest loss. Quite disappointed

Ron W. 15 December 2016

They feel great in my ears and took very little time to get used to. They are absolutely undetectable. Unless I tell people I am wearing them they have no idea. Easy to put in and take out and clean. Very reliable. Great for conversations and TV etc. Very disappointed for loud noisy areas like restaurants, bars, concerts, receptions. Actually I take them out as it is slightly better without them. Other than this I wear them about 14 hours every day.

Jonathan Y. 26 September 2016

I've been wearing these hearing aids for about 4 years now. They've been fantastic. Before, I had a pair of Phonak Naidas, which were considered "ultra-powered" hearing aids, but these Alta Pros are less powered and have a significantly smaller profile so that they aren't as noticeable, but they perform much better than my Naidas. I found that these provided more clarity, which was much more helpful for me. Before, I could not use speakerphone and now I can actually understand what people are saying through video chats as well. In terms of my level of hearing loss, I have a severe-to-profound loss, mostly in the higher frequencies. I think the Alta Pro has been excellent in compensating for my loss. On the phone, I actually don't use these too much though. Most of the time, I find myself taking off my hearing aid and then pressing my iPhone as close to my ear as possible, and cranking up the volume all the way.

Anonymous (verified) 05 March 2015

Yes. Absolutely!

Remington S. 03 January 2018

Firstly, I am a longtime user with a moderate-severe loss, and have previously worn both Phonak and high-end Oticon BTEs. I wanted to switch to CICs not because of vanity or anything, but because of sweat. I've always found that whenever I work out, or play sports I have to take the BTEs out do to sweat running down my head. With these new CICs that is not a problem at all. I originally stuck to the high-end, with the Alta Pros, but unfortunately I had to send them back because of some performance issues with the left one. In that time, my Aud encouraged me to try the slightly less advanced, but considerably cheaper Altas. I did notice some difference, especially the adjustments made in loud environments. However as a young (early 20s) user, this wasn't enough to push me to spend the extra money on the Alta Pros. For an older user though, I can definitely see the benefits of the Alta Pro's programming. Unfortunately, I had to send the Streamer back. I previously had the older generation Streamer with my Epoq pros, and while it generally worked ok, the negatives (poor battery life, long delay to turn on and off, size, necessity of being in ridiculously close proximity to the HAs) prevented me from using it all that much. All of those problems still exist with the new Streamer, plus others. The new CIC line is the first to be wireless and able to use the Streamer, but its almost like Oticon did no real world testing whatsoever. If i connect my streamer and play music through my phone to my HAs (the iPhone app is pretty decent, except it can only play through Music, no Spotify or anything), it works only if my head is perfectly still. If you move your head to look at something, or even just lift your head from reading, the sound cuts out momentarily and drives you mad. Very disappointing, and I know that others have had that same problem. TL;DR Oticon's new Alta and Alta Pro CICs are pretty great, but the gimmicky Streamer's performance does not make it worth purchasing at all. Other notes: -if you ask your Aud, you can get a black faceplate on the CICs, instead of the awful flesh colour -the battery life on these is better than advertised. I usually get 6 days out of them -once you're used to them, the CIC is far more comfortable than molds or RIC domes -you have to have a fair bit of dexterity to handle these little guys comfortable, however I've seen a lot of older people with BTEs that don't fit properly or aren't worn properly. So while that may be something to consider, I don't think it should throw older HA wearers off automatically.

Member 03 January 2018
I doubt you'll respond being that your review is three years old but are you still wearing the Oticon Alta's? My husband is the one who wears hearing aids and he swears by Oticon. He tried another brand before the Oticon's he has now and was miserable. He is in the market for another pair as his are 7 years old but it doesn't seem like Oticon has release anything since the Alta and Alta Pro. Anyways, I just wanted to know if you're still wearing your Alta's and how they have held up? Thanks!
Anonymous (verified) 18 December 2014

Everyone in my family is glad they don't have to talk so loud to me or notice whether I'm facing them when they speak to me.

Anonymous (verified) 18 December 2014

Everything went well and I haven't had any of the problems I heard about from other people with hearing aids.

Rebecca C. 18 December 2014

Generally, a robust, nice hearing aid that works very reliably and well. I cannot hear human voice without hearing aids. These aids work great at enabling me to have a pretty regular hearing experience at work and home. So that is impressive power! One other brand I tried recently, Phonak, did not work for me: human voices (mine included) sounded like aliens and not human voices for some reason. I have been very satisfied with Resound analog hearing aids in the past. These Oticon hearing aids enable me to hear better in noisy environments than folks without hearing aids. Music quality is so-so. A little annoying: the sound cancellation that occurs after a sudden (clapping, key clinking, leaf rustling) sound occurs. I think my old Resound analog hearing aids worked about as well and did not have this annoying feature of digital noise reduction programming. On the plus side, the noise reduction feature is helpful for preserving hearing! I find that radio intelligibility can be improved by turning down volume of hearing aids and increasing volume of radio.

Member (verified) 17 November 2014

I didn"t know what I was missing until I purchased them and wore them for a few months.

Anonymous (verified) 07 October 2014

I am very satisfied with my new Oticon Alta hearing aids. I do a lot of volunteer work so am on the phone quite a lot and attend meetings throughout the month. In the past several months I have had difficulty hearing, both on the phone and in the meetings, but with the Oticon Alta, this has all improved and I am very comfortable at these meetings. Also, I dance once a week and I find that the music is neither too soft or too loud and am able to carry on a conversation with others when the music is playing.

Member 07 October 2014

I believe that the hearing aids work well for my high frequency deafness. I have not had them long and I am still learning how to use them.

Member 07 October 2014

I just purchased new aids (less than a month ago) and regret it has been ten years since I have purchased new ones. They already show great differences from the old ones and I am hearing on my cell phone for the first time! It is important to realize that aids are technology and technology has improved greatly over time. My advice to others is to always advocate and be on the look out for new and better devices to help you hear.

Anonymous (verified) 07 October 2014

Worthwhile alters your lifestyle.

Member 07 October 2014

These hearing aids are an improvement over my last set (Oticon Agil) because I can get more distinct speech, and less of the whistling sound. Not perfect in a noisy room, but a little better than before. The battery life is what I expected.

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Member 11 May 2016
please advice me about otican alta cic right 63 left 62 db which is best fore me precent I using phonek extera !! cic /mc
Member 10 August 2016
One of my wife's Alta Pro's periodically and spontaneously plays a seven-tone tune and, also, periodically just doesn't function at all. That must be a signal but she doesn't know what it is. Any Suggestions?
Member 10 August 2016
These hearing aids are my first, at 68 years of age. I really didn't realize how many sounds I wasn't hearing until I started using my new Oticon Alta 2 Pro aids. Plus, all my friends and family don't sound like they are "mumbling" anymore!
Member 07 June 2017
I had Oticon Vigo BTE hearing aids with multiple problems before I got my Alta2 Pro miniRITE. Imhave profound hearing loss so I have receivers molded to my ear canal. The plastic on both receivers has cracked. They were sent to the factory and repaired. Now the left side cracked again after 7 months. The right side has lost volume two times. It is being returned to the factory for repairs. I have had Siemans and another brand I have forgotten the name with zero problems. My Alta Pros are just one year old. I will never buy Oticon again.
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