Olive Hearing Aid Reviews
About Olive Hearing Aid
The Olive Hearing Aid, found online at Indiegogo.com, is a new health and wellness product for people who are experiencing hearing loss and are looking for an effective and affordable solution.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, the creators of the Olive Hearing Aid were looking for a way to create “the next generation of hearing aids” with a goal of solving two of the biggest problems with hearing impairment solutions: price and social perception.
Their website says that most hearing aids are so expensive they are financially prohibitive for many customers, and many of these same customers do not feel like it is worthwhile to extend themselves financially when they feel there is such a negative social perception when it comes to wearing hearing aids.
To solve these problems, the Olive Hearing Aid was designed to look distinctively different from regular hearing aids so that they are not immediately identifiable as a medical device. They also worked hard to keep their design and production margins as low as possible so that their product is more accessible to their customers.
They also designed their hearing device to work together with a mobile application, so customers will able to perform their own hearing test and have the device adjusted appropriately to their results, and customers will be able to adapt the devices functions as they need depending on the circumstances they are in.
This company says that their free downloadable mobile application will be available for both iOS and Android devices in July of 2017 and will be updated regularly as their design process continues.
The Indiegogo webpage indicates that the pre-order price for this product is currently $100 which provides customers with one Olive hearing aid and one sticker set. Though this website does not publish the eventual retail price, the prices customers pay during the crowdfunding session is generally cheaper.
The website also says that this product is estimated to begin shipping to crowdfunding customers in July of 2017, though newer orders will likely not ship until fall or winter of 2017, and shipping dates may change over time.
Unfortunately because this company is still in their crowdfunding stage they do not have a published Refund or Return Policy available for their customers at this time. If you are concerned about possibly needing a refund of the money you pay during this pre-order stage, or after your product arrives, you will need to contact their Customer Service team to see what policies may be in place.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by using the social media links this company has posted on their Indiegogo page.
Unfortunately this product is not yet sold on the open market so there are no customer reviews available at this time. However, some reviewers have pointed out that this product is intended to be sold as single ear pieces, so customers who are experiencing hearing loss in both ears will need to order two Olive Hearing Aids.
Competitors and Alternatives?
As this company itself has mentioned, there are many different hearing aids and hearing amplification devices available on the market at this time in a wide variety of price points. Customers will want to really understand the extent of their hearing issues before they can determine the best device for their needs.
If you have any experience with this company or their products, please leave your Olive Hearing Aid reviews below.
7 ‘Olive Hearing Aid’ Reviews
I just want to say that these people don't seem to really have any professionalism in regard to design, manufacture, or customer service.
Makes very little hearing improvement and almost impossible to maintain connection. Awful product
Ordered Dec. 2016 and still don’t have it even though they say they have shipped them all. It is now Sept. 30th, 2018l
I waited well over a year to receive my Olive, but I was willing to wait because I wanted to support the ambitious goals of this start-up. I finally received it about a week ago and immediately went to work setting it up for my husband, who has pretty bad hearing loss. The Olive pretty much completely failed to work for him. More frustrating still, I received no response from the company when I tried to contact them about determining how to address the problem we were experiencing.
There are some really neat features on these, such as the recharging case and the accompanying smartphone app, which provides a hearing test so you can tune your device(s).
The downside to their bluetooth connectivity is that even though you can pair two Olives with your phone, only one unit plays sound from the phone.
And like I said - these things are HUGE. It's like wearing a sign saying "Hard of Hearing."