Compare Kite 2 with Other Hearing Devices
Kite 2 is a smart personal sound amplifier. It provides top-of-the-line hearing assistance capabilities and works as a pair of Bluetooth earphones. Patented Intelligent Noise Reduction technology and a stylish neckband design allow you to hear comfortably and feel comfortable.
Traditional Hearing Aids
The name says it all: they’re traditional. Despite an offputting appearance and an eyebrow-raising price tag, they remain the go-to choice for treating the most severe cases of hearing loss.
They amplify all sounds, including your own voice and background noise, which may overwhelm the voices you want to hear. Their low price comes with a high cost to you as a user: because you cannot personalize them, using them puts you at risk of further noise-induced hearing damage.
How Do They Differ?
|Kite 2||Traditional hearing aid||Amplifier|
|Hearing loss treated||Mild - moderately severe||Moderate - profound||None|
|Noise reduction||Patented Intelligent Noise Reduction technology automatically reduces background noise and enhances human speech||Comes with noise reduction features, but tend to struggle in environments with a lot of background noise||No|
|Hearing test and sound personalization||Hearing test and personalization in the comfort of your home via smartphone app||Requires multiple onsite visits for device setup and adjustments||No, amplifier does not offer personalization|
|Time required to prepare the personalized device||Setup within 3 minutes||Weeks - months||No personalization|
|Bluetooth audio streaming||Yes||Premium charged for models with Bluetooth||No|
|Updates||Free over-the-air updates||None||None|
|Appearance||Stylish and user-friendly neckband design||Stereotypical medical look||Square and boxy|
|Price||HK$ 2,399||HK$ 2,000-70,000||HK$ 300-1000+|