Some brands are better than others in certain segments of the market. They may be more kid-friendly, have the smallest super-power aid, the most fully-featured economy product, the coolest accessories, or breakthrough features—for the moment.
We technically offer eight brands (from the best-known companies), but it’s hard to keep up with the technology from more than two or three companies. We tend to use one brand most of the time, plus a couple other brands when the patient wants or needs a certain feature, accessory, or price point. Our primary brand has changed over the years. We look for really good technology at every price point, good product design, software that lets us adjust things as we see fit, and companies with good people and business practices.
All of our hearing aids are digital and most are Bluetooth enabled for iPhones and some Android phones. Many are rechargeable and/or have a version of tinnitus management/sound therapy. Currently we fit mostly Signia and Starkey, but we can fit others as needed.
Since 1847, this company has been known for their “German engineering” in pushing the boundaries of hearing aid design and technology to create products that offer patients the ability to hear easily and with the utmost discretion. Formerly known as Siemens Hearing Instruments, Signia’s parent company has German and Swedish roots, and have built upon Siemens technology to boast an extensive range of devices that fit nearly every budget.
Most recently, Signia’s introduction of their Augmented Xperience™ platform has once again revolutionized the way we use hearing aids. Featuring an two processors to help separate close sounds from background noise, plus an own voice processor for more natural sound, and an acoustic motion sensor, it helps you focus on speech around you even when you’re moving and has many options for speech-in-noise management in other situations. This advanced technology has Lithium-ion rechargeability, Bluetooth connectivity for streaming from iPhone and some Android phones, plus a smartphone app for remote control of many features including tele-health options
Signia wants you to hear what matters to you, to have discrete styling and ease of use–everything you’re looking for. Visit their website here to learn more about their products.
Founded in 1943 by Dr. Rodney Perkins at Stanford University, ReSound offers a range of hearing aids to meet every unique budget, lifestyle, and type of hearing loss. By combining breakthroughs in technology with common sense design, they’ve become a favorite of patients and hearing healthcare professionals alike.
Placing an emphasis on innovative products, ReSound knows that you depend on your devices each and every day. Their iSolate Nanotech™ coatings protect each hearing aid from moisture damage, and their rechargeable LiNX Quattro™ product eliminates the battery door which further protects the aids from moisture. The ability to charge your hearing aids on the go by charging the charger is so convenient!
Both the LiNX Quattro™ and the powerful new ENZO Q™ product lines include a variety of features and functions, including Bluetooth streaming from iOS and several Android smartphones, and a smartphone remote control/tele-health app that makes using your hearing aids easier than ever. To learn more about the options available from ReSound, visit their website here.
Completely revolutionizing the hearing aid industry in the 1990’s, Starkey’s technology has only continued to advance for the last several decades. Based out of Minnesota, their early success allowed the company to rapidly expand and pave the way for hearing aid advancements across the globe. With over 500 people in their Research & Development department, they work diligently to offer patients the latest options on the market.
Their latest innovation is the inclusion of artificial intelligence in some of their hearing aids, a world’s first, earning recognition as TIME magazine’s 100 Best Inventions of 2019. Monitoring brain and body activity, fall detection, translating languages and even a virtual assistant are some of the Livio Edge AI™ and Livio AI™ products’ remarkable features. Wireless connectivity is a feature of several of their products, with Made for iPhone® hearing aids (now made for some Android phones as well) allowing better engagement in phone conversations with friends and loved ones. A smartphone app allows remote control and tele-health settings adjustment. Several rechargeable models are available, including in-the-ear styles, and the charger can charge on the go!
Since each type of hearing loss requires a different solution, Starkey aims to create a wide range of products that enhance your hearing ability with ease. Whether you’re in a crowded room or want to stream music directly to your devices while at home, Starkey has a product that will work for you. Learn more about their hearing aids by visiting their website here.
Function and design are both seamlessly integrated in hearing aids manufactured by Widex. Two Danish families established the brand in 1956, and by 1995 they were the first in the market to release a completely digital hearing aid. Since then they have proven time and time again that innovative craftsmanship and a commitment to quality are essential when creating products that last. They have recently become a sister company to Signia. .
Offering a range of products, Widex now has the smallest RIC-style lithium-ion rechargeable product along with a several hearing aids that pair with wireless devices. Their Made for iPhone® hearing aids allow wearers to stream podcasts, music, and phone calls with ease. They’re also ready for future connections with select Android devices, and of course have a smartphone app for remote control and tele-health. Widex is known for their sound quality, and is a favorite of musicians. Their new MOMENT™ line features PureSound™ for the most pure and natural sound ever.
Widex not only takes care of our patients but makes huge strides toward improving our planet. With a carbon-neutral headquarters that runs from renewable energy sources, they are dedicated to making our world a better place. Visit their website to learn more about how they can help with hearing loss.
Selecting the best hearing aid for your lifestyle should be an easy choice, and with that goal in mind Rexton manufactures a variety of styles that meet the needs of patients around the world. Also a sister company to Signia, they focus on offering devices that give the user a natural hearing experience and make hearing easy again.
Priding themselves on their MyCore™ technology, their latest hearing aid technology provides a more relaxed listening experience by enhancing speech in every situation. It works with your environment to reduce echos, improve the quality of sound, and allow you to easily hear no matter where you are. Use your smartphone to adjust your settings with ease and enjoy their small and discreet designs that enhance the quality of your life.
Now available with a plethora of advanced features, Rexton’s products restore the richness of sound like never before. To learn more about their line of hearing aids, visit the Rexton website here.
Phonak is a household name that’s known for making quality and diverse products. Phonak’s line of hearing aids tackle even the most challenging hearing impairments. From utilizing the latest technology to creating devices that are fun for children to wear, they aim to offer a full array of hearing aids for everyone.
Phonak’s latest product line is called Marvel™ 2.0. This backwards-compatible technology introduced improvements in sound quality, speech understanding in noise, reduced listening effort in noise and streamed sound quality. Advanced features including a rechargeable version, Bluetooth connectivity to iOS, Android or other devices (up to two devices), and a remote control app.
Phonak continues to pave the way in hearing aid technology by offering robust features and intuitive design. To learn more about their products, visit the Phonak website here.
Winning multiple awards for their compact and user-friendly designs, Unitron is always looking to the future when developing their next products. A sister company to Phonak, they place a strong emphasis on creating hearing aids that patients will be proud to wear and that enhance the quality of their day to day lives.
Whether you have mild, moderate, or severe hearing loss, Unitron has a product to meet your needs. They’ve integrated rechargeable battery designs to make your experience even easier, and with the world’s smallest behind-the-ear device available, patients know they can get the power they need without having to worry about performance.
Several product lines are available to meet your specific hearing needs and with the option to connect to any smartphone, not just an iPhone®, you can enjoy wireless streaming anywhere, anytime! The newest addition to their Discover Next family, Moxi™ Move R – is their smallest lithium-ion RIC style product. To learn more about Unitron, visit their website here.
Oticon was founded over 100 years ago! They continuously develop new models that assist in making sounds clearer and allowing you to interpret what you’re hearing with ease.
Recently, Oticon has introduced BrainHearing™ and OpenSound Navigator™, two platforms that assess your surroundings 100 times per second to provide you with natural and balanced hearing. By taking on much of the work your brain tends to do, Oticon’s devices allow you to enjoy any activities you desire.
The Oticon More™ is designed to support your brain. It is the world’s first hearing aid with an on-board Deep Neural Network. Oticon More with BrainHearing™ technology is a revolutionary hearing aid that gives the brain more of the relevant information it needs to make better sense of sound, so you can get better speech understanding with less effort and the ability to remember more. Take better care of your brain, and your brain will take better care of you. The Oticon More miniRITE R rechargeable style takes just three hours to charge for a full day’s power.
We find that patients see immense success with Oticon products. To learn more about their full lineup of hearing aids, visit their website here.