Audicus alto

Audicus Oro (Previously Alto) RIC Receiver In The Ear Hearing Aid

  • Water
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Water Resistant Coating
Push Button
Disposable Batteries
Volume Control
Adjustment Synchronization
Environmental Adaptation
Feedback Suppression
Noise Reduction
Processing Channels
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Release Date: 03 January 2017

Audicus Oro (Previously Alto) RIC Product Information

Update: The Audicus Alto is known as the Audicus Oro as of January 3rd, 2017. The name "Alto" has not been changed in the text below, but description still applies as the product is the same. 
The Audicus Alto is the newest hearing aid on offer from internet-only hearing aid company Audicus. The company is best known for offering Audicus-branded Hansaton hearing aids for a fraction of the typical price. The Alto is priced at $699 per device with a Bluetooth remote offered for $299 or regular remote control for $99. The hearing aids are offered with a 45-day money-back trial period, and one-year warranty that covers manufacturing defects. The whole package (two hearing aids and a Bluetooth Remote) comes in at around $1,697. For comparison, the Costco Kirkland Signature™ 7.0 hearing aids cost about $3 more and come with built-in Bluetooth connectivity (no remote necessary), a six-month money-back trial period, a 2-year loss and damage warranty, and unlimited face-to-face professional support.
The Alto comes in three different power levels, with a maximum output of 127dB SPL. Audicus claims that the Alto is suitable for consumers with up-to severe hearing loss. However, Alto is only available with open or closed speaker domes (custom earmolds are not offered). While it's possible that the Alto is capable of working for some consumers with severe hearing loss, it may be a stretch for others. Custom earmolds are often needed for hearing aid users with severe to profound hearing loss to help facilitate louder volumes and reduce the likelihood of audible feedback. 
The Alto comes with directional microphones and an environmental classification system which helps the hearing aid to automatically adjust to "changing acoustic environments." The documentation also lists a feedback suppression system, a noise reduction system, and a speech detection algorithm. Detailed feature descriptions were not available in the one-page spec sheet. Audicus' website also lists a "tinnitus-masking element" that may be of some value to chronic tinnitus sufferers. 
Before attempting to purchase the Alto's, you'll need to obtain a copy of your most recent hearing test (cannot be older than one year). Audicus will use the hearing test to pre-program your hearing aids to your "hearing profile." Once your hearing aids are delivered, you're free to utilize Audicus' phone, email, and chat support to resolve any issues. Unfortunately, Audicus has no way of adjusting the programming on your hearing aids remotely, so you'll need to ship them back and forth if further adjustments are needed. If you decide to purchase a remote after receiving your hearing aids, you'll need to send the hearing aids back to Audicus, so the aids may be paired with your new remote.
Note: Hansaton was acquired by Sonova in April 2015. 

Audicus Oro (Previously Alto) RIC Purchase Options


Price: $799 each
Warranty: 1 year
Return Period: 45 days
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Remote Care:

Audicus Oro (Previously Alto) RIC Videos

Welcome to Audicus

Audicus produced this video to introduce consumers to their brand, hearing aids, and process. The video shows some of their products and a glimpse into their customer service center. Audicus, if you see this message, please upload a closed-caption transcript to correct the poor auto-captioning on this video. 

The Oro Hearing Aid: The Basics

In your package from Audicus, you will have your Oro hearing aid including one size-312 battery per aid, your variety pack of domes, a pack of six batteries (for each hearing aid), an additional earwax guard replacement tool for each hearing aid, and one cleaning ... Source: Audicus 

Setting Up Your Oro Hearing Aid

Now, you’re ready to use your hearing aid. First you'll need to put in a battery. Prepare your 312 battery by first removing the sticker, indicating the positive side is facing up. Place the size 312 battery into the battery compartment, as you can see is being done here ... Source: Audicus 

Changing Volume on Your Oro Hearing Aid

Your Oro hearing aid comes with a Smart Program, a program that is suitable for all environments. This program features auto-adapt and will detect your environment and adjust accordingly with the appropriate directional amplification. For example ... Source: Audicus 

Changing the Parts on Your Oro Hearing Aid

In your package from Audicus, you will have your Oro hearing aid including one size-312 battery per aid, your variety pack of domes, a pack of six batteries (for each hearing aid), an additional earwax guard replacement tool for each hearing aid ... Source: Audicus 

Cleaning Your Oro Hearing Aid

Keeping your hearing aid clean is essential to extending the lifetime of your product. Plus, it’s easy! You can clean your hearing aid with the cleaning brush that we included in your original shipment, as well as a dry cloth of your own. First, take the dry cloth ... Source: Audicus 

Audicus Oro (Previously Alto) RIC Downloads

Audicus Oro (Previously Alto) RIC Accessories

Oro Bluetooth Remote
Remote Control

Audicus Oro (Previously Alto) RIC Colors


Audicus Oro (Previously Alto) RIC Features

The Audicus Oro (Previously Alto) RIC has water resistant coating, push button, disposable batteries, volume control, directionality, tinnitus relief, feedback suppression, processing channels, noise reduction, adjustment synchronization, and environmental adaptation.

Hardware Features

Water Resistant Coating

Nano Coating

Push Button

Push Button: Volume Control

Disposable Batteries

Battery Size: 312

Volume Control

Software Features

Adjustment Synchronization

Binural synchronization


Environmental Adaptation

Auto-Adaptive Program

Feedback Suppression

Noise Reduction

Processing Channels


Tinnitus Relief

Audicus Oro (Previously Alto) RIC Average Ratings

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