MDHearing Neo XS
Expert
Choice

MDHearing Neo XS Expert Review

Released 
2023
Budget OTC
Summary
The MDHearing Neo XS is a budget OTC hearing aid that fits invisibly in the ear and uses rechargeable batteries. It achieved a fair SoundScore of 2.5 which makes it the 35th best (out of 39) in its category and the 59th best (out of 69) of all devices tested.
In the initial fit condition, the MDHearing Neo XS performed below average on speech in quiet, well below average on speech in noise, above average on feedback handling, above average on occlusion results, and below average on music streaming quality. The overall fit score in the initial condition for the MDHearing Neo XS was below average.
In the tuned fit condition, the MDHearing Neo XS performed well below average on speech in quiet, well below average on speech in noise, above average on feedback handling, above average on occlusion results, and below average on music streaming quality. The overall fit score in the tuned condition for the MDHearing Neo XS was well below average.

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Score
C
SoundGrade
Initial Score
2.5
Tuned Score
2.5
Expert
Choice
Speech in quiet

Speech intelligibility improvement in quiet and moderate environments

best
1
Top score
5.0
Own voice

Does your voice feel natural and not “boomy”

best
3.2
Top score
5.0
Speech in noise

Speech intelligibility improvement in loud environments

best
-0.2
Top score
5.0
Music streaming

Streaming music provides a full range of bass and treble

best
0
Top score
5.0
Feedback handling

How well the device limits feedback / squealing – even when your hand is near your ear

best
5
Top score
5.0
Speech in quiet

Speech intelligibility improvement in quiet and moderate environments

best
1
Top score
5.0
Own voice

Does your voice feel natural and not “boomy”

best
3.2
Top score
5.0
Speech in noise

Speech intelligibility improvement in loud environments

best
-0.2
Top score
5.0
Music streaming

Streaming music provides a full range of bass and treble

best
0
Top score
5.0
Feedback handling

How well the device limits feedback / squealing – even when your hand is near your ear

best
5
Top score
5.0
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Specs
Invisible in Ear
Invisible in Ear
Rechargeable Batteries
Rechargeable Batteries