Summary: Jabra Enhance has launched the Enhance Select 500, the company’s most compact and technologically advanced over-the-counter hearing aid.


  1. The Enhance Select 500 OTC hearing aid boasts a “Micro RIE” design that is significantly smaller than traditional models, offering increased comfort and stability during use.
  2. Equipped with SoundScape technology, the device prioritizes speech while reducing background noise, enhancing the quality of conversations in various environments.
  3. The hearing aid includes Bluetooth LE Audio and Auracast broadcasting capabilities, ensuring compatibility with upcoming enhancements in wireless audio and live broadcast transmissions in various public venues.

Jabra Enhance, a provider in the direct-to-consumer hearing care space, launched Jabra Enhance Select 500, its smallest and most advanced hearing aid, according to the company. 

The Enhance Select 500 is the new flagship model in Jabra Enhance’s lineup of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. It delivers the latest in hearing technology with SoundScape proprietary speech clarity technology for improved listening and advanced Bluetooth features including Bluetooth LE Audio and Auracast for future-ready connectivity.

A Much Smaller OTC Hearing Aid

The Enhance Select 500 features a “Micro RIE (receiver-in-ear)” design that is 25% smaller than standard receiver-in-ear hearing aids and 15% smaller than its predecessor, Jabra Enhance Select 300. Their ergonomic shape makes them as comfortable as they are small, and their low center of gravity prevents unwanted movement on the go, according to Jabra.

Improved Speech-Clarity Technology

The hearing aids are designed to emulate the natural hearing process as closely as possible with SoundScape technology. SoundScape prioritizes speech and reduces background noise, for more natural, immersive sound in one-on-one conversations, even in the most complex listening situations. The Enhance Select 500 also offers an added layer of uniquely tailored programming for difficult listening situations like restaurants, one-on-one conversations, and loud environments.

Additional Features of the Enhance Select 500

The Enhance Select 500 is complete with key features for convenience, including hands-free phone calls when using a compatible Apple or Android device. With TapControl, users can answer calls by double-tapping their ear or hearing aid. The Jabra Enhance Select app makes it easy to adjust your own settings such as modifying bass and treble settings or choosing environment programs to better suit your situation. A single charge powers the Enhance Select 500 for a full day. For on-the-go power, the included charging case holds up to three full charges before having to be plugged in to recharge, the company says.

Bluetooth LE and Auracast

Bluetooth LE Audio is the new standard in connectivity that improves audio quality, battery life, and enables more stable connections. The hearing aids support Bluetooth LE Audio streaming for calls, music and media when using a compatible Apple or Android device. The Enhance Select 500 is also ready for the future with Bluetooth Auracast. Many concert venues, event spaces, and transit stations are expected to offer support for live broadcast audio transmission to an unlimited number of Auracast devices. With Auracast capability built-in, the Enhance Select 500 will support these direct audio transmissions*.

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“Jabra Enhance Select 500 was designed to enable more people to reach their full hearing potential – now and in the future,” says Steve Jacobs, president of Jabra Hearing. “With the Select 500, we are providing consumers with our most advanced hearing technology and design today that’s ready for the connectivity experiences to come.”

*With compatible iOS and Android devices.

Photo: Jabra Enhance