Which Hearing Aid Brand Is the Best?
Buying hearing aids is not like buying an appliance or a car–there aren’t “most reliable” awards. The best pair of hearing aids for you will depend on the results of your hearing evaluation and an assessment of how you’ll want to use them. We’ll happily walk you through the options—just schedule an appointment to get started.
Once we determine whether hearing aids are a good fit for you, we’ll explore different styles and options from the top brands. Here are just a few of the most popular brands we carry.
Widex is one of the largest manufacturers of hearing aids and takes pride in having remained a family-owned company since its inception. The company has a large selection of traditional hearing aids and offers niche products for conditions such as tinnitus. Widex aims to create the best sound quality possible for their customers by continuing to develop their product line. Their research and development has been responsible for countless breakthroughs in hearing aid technology.
Starkey Hearing Technologies understands the human element of audiology. For over 50 years, they’ve been able to restore rich, full lives to those with hearing loss through their technology. The company recognizes what a life changing event hearing well again can be — not only for those with hearing loss, but for their families as well. Starkey has a wide variety of hearing aid styles and specialized hearing devices, so every patient can be fitted to meet their needs.
Phonak is a globally trusted distributor of hearing aids. They are well known for their wireless and rechargeable products as well as their new dust and water-resistant hearing aids. Phonak also funds a charity called Hear the World, aimed at providing disadvantaged people with hearing loss the ability to hear again.
Lyric Hearing Aids
Lyric hearing aids are considered “extended wear” hearing aids and you can wear them comfortably around the clock for months at a time. The devices don’t require batteries and are completely invisible when placed inside your ear. Thanks to their unique design there is minimal signal processing and great sound quality.
Unitron is an award-winning manufacturer of hearing aids. They have a unique design approach that focuses on simplicity and appeals to many hearing aid shoppers. With this mindset they’ve been able to create the world’s smallest hearing aid, among other products.
Signia is a world-leader in hearing aid technology. They’ve developed and perfected countless hearing aids that have been clinically proven to work better than natural hearing. They operate in over 120 countries worldwide and provide millions of people with custom-fit hearing devices.
Siemens is one of the most well-known hearing aid brands under the Signia umbrella. Siemens has been a trusted name in audiology for over a century. With the resources of Signia behind them, they’re able to offer a wider selection of products and styles, while continuing to innovate hearing technology through their superior understanding of hearing loss.
Oticon is a global leader in hearing science and technology. Oticon wants to ensure that customers are comfortable with their hearing aids so they can get back to enjoying an active lifestyle without interruptions. Each year the company honors their slogan to “put people first” by recognizing those with hearing loss who have positively impacted their local communities.
Resound’s hearing aid styles for adults and children are some of the most varied on the market, including models that are among the smallest and most powerful available. In addition, the company offers sophisticated digital technology to meet the specific needs of military veterans and others with special hearing needs.
Optional Features and Accessories
Many hearing aids we offer come with optional features like directional microphones, listening programs and Bluetooth® compatibility as well as accessories to help with TV watching and hands-free cell phone connection. Assistive listening devices are available when hearing aids are not enough or not an option.
Patients with hearing loss may be eligible for a free amplified, captioned telephone to help you communicate with others easily and effortlessly. The CaptionCall phone features a transcript of each conversation and an amplified handset that provides loud, clear sound. To qualify for a phone, call us and schedule an appointment for a hearing evaluation and we will verify your hearing loss. During your hearing consultation, we will be happy to discuss additional options for improving your communication abilities and reconnecting with friends and loved ones.
Patients who find it difficult to communicate with others over the phone may be eligible for a free CapTel phone. This is a specialty phone that amplifies and reduces noise on calls while providing captions and a call transcript of every discussion. There are no monthly service fees and no hidden charges. To see if you qualify for a free phone, schedule an appointment with our office so that we can provide you with a hearing evaluation and confirm your hearing loss. During the consultation we’d be happy to assist you with any other hearing problems discuss solutions to help you stay connected to colleagues, friends and family.