If you’ve been diagnosed with hearing loss, you may now be considering the wide range of hearing aids that are available to you from several top brands. Today’s hearing aids are discreet, powerful and come complete with an impressive array of features to help you turn up the volume in a noisy world. Styles, features and functionality vary slightly depending on the manufacturer, and you can be sure that the race to make hearing aids better than ever, in every price range, is on!
The first step is to work closely with your audiologist or hearing health care provider to determine your personalized needs. This includes your diagnosis as well as your overall lifestyle to determine which type of hearing aid and hearing aid features best fit your needs. There are several established and reputable companies manufacturing hearing aids. Your provider can give you additional insight into the companies and their products, but here’s a glimpse at the hearing aid companies that are on the cutting edge of hearing aid technology and currently dominate the hearing aid market.
This hearing aid company has been in the business of helping people hear better since 1904 and continues to make an impact. The company markets the fact that their hearing aids are designed with BrainHearing™ technology to make hearing easier and more natural. Like many other brands, the hearing aids are also rechargeable, include tinnitus maskers, offer wireless connectivity and more. The company’s promise is “to empower people to communicate freely, interact naturally and participate actively.”
This hearing aid giant manufactures a range of hearing aids designed for everyone from the first time user to experienced power users. It has been in business since 1947 and aims to remove hearing limitations to keep people connected. One of the company’s newest offerings is a hearing aid that is compatible with any iOS, Android or any other cell phone to help make communication seamless.
Formerly Siemens, this hearing aid brand promises natural sound from a variety of discreet hearing aid styles. The company’s hearing aids are also designed with Own Voice Processing (OVP™) giving users “a natural sounding own voice combined with optimal perception of all other sounds for the most pleasant, natural listening experience.”
Starkey offers a wide range of hearing aid styles including invisible, behind-the-ear in-the-ear, tinnitus devices and even iPhone compatible models. Their newest technology, Acuity™ Immersion Directionality, is “designed to restore natural benefits provided by the ear and improve speech audibility in difficult listening situations,” and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to available features. The company began producing and marketing hearing aids in the 1970’s and has continued to be a leader in the industry.
This top hearing aid company, founded in 1956, delivers several types of high-quality hearing aids designed to help users hear in the most full and natural way possible. The company prides itself on design, promising that “every aspect of a Widex hearing aid is designed to work, perform and sound as close to perfect as possible.”
When you’re ready to invest in hearing aids, know that you have several high-quality options to choose from. These are just some of the top hearing aid companies currently dominating the market. Work with your hearing care provider to learn more about these and other manufacturers and the solutions they offer for your unique hearing loss.