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—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.
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.
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.
Cochlear understands that hearing connects us to the world. Since 1981, Cochlear has created more than 550,000 devices for patients with severe hearing loss. Cochlear is committed to research and development and offers patients access to technology upgrades. This Australian-based cochlear implant manufacturer has their US headquarters in Denver, CO.
Earlens corporation is a privately-held company located in Menio, California. Earlens has developed a new kind of hearing aid only available through ENTs and audiologists that uses light to transmit sound. Because it directly vibrates the eardrum, it offers a broader frequency range than traditional hearing aids.
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.