Did you know that buying hearing aids is often one of the biggest consumer purchases? While hearing aids are historically expensive, they are fortunately beginning to drop in price in the wake of online retail and a growing market of competitors. In this article, we will give a run down on some of the top hearing aid brands currently on the market, including two top brands and three honorable mentions.
Here at Treble Health, we have an expert team of audiologists from some of the top hospitals in the country. Thus, we are brand agnostic and independent, and our only aim is to educate patients on the options that best suit their needs.
Top Brand #1: Phonak
Phonak is a Swiss-based company that accounts for 24% of global hearing aid sales. Phonak offers a comprehensive range of hearing aids for patients of all ages and types of hearing loss.
Phonak touts some of the best hearing aid technology and features. Some of their hearing aids come outfitted with remote microphone technology that allows for better hearing in settings with extensive background noise. They even recently introduced a waterproof hearing aid called the Phonak Life.
Phonak offers remote hearing aid programming, making it easy for telehealth audiologists to program hearing aids according to patient specifications. Phonak’s remote programming is seamlessly integrated through their smartphone app, allowing for immediate adjustments to be implemented over the course of a telehealth session.
Phonak’s hearing aids offer excellent tinnitus masking, including internal white noise or pink noise modes. The Bluetooth capability across Phonak’s line of products is also excellent—it’s strong, reliable, and easy to pair with phones, computers, and other accessories. Phonak also offers good rechargeability and battery life across their devices.
Top Brand #2: Oticon
Oticon is a Dutch-based company known for its sophisticated computer processing and good sound quality. They have a reputation for fast sound processing, with the rationale being that faster sound processing leads to clearer hearing aid output.
Oticon’s newest hearing aid, Oticon More, includes state-of-the-art deep neural network technology. Simply put, this sophisticated technology works to reduce unwanted sound and create clear amplification in the hearing aid.
Overall, Oticon’s sound quality is very comparable to Phonak’s. And like Phonak, Oticon offers good Bluetooth capability across many devices. Oticon also has a smartphone app that allows patients to easily change their hearing aid programs. The app even has a “Find My Hearing Aid” feature if hearing aids ever get misplaced.
Oticon’s hearing aids offer top rechargeability and battery life, and also come outfitted with good tinnitus masking features. Their hearing aids are also available in eight colorways.
Honorable Mention #1: Signia
Formerly owned by Siemens, Signia is a company that has been around for many years, and they are perhaps most well known for their uniquely styled hearing aids. For example, their Stiletto hearing aid has a very slim design that runs behind the ear, and their Silk hearing aid is designed in such a way as to not be seen from behind the ear.
Currently, the newest model is the Signia Pure Charge&Go AX. These rechargeable hearing aids include reliable Bluetooth capabilities and good tinnitus masking features, including a unique tinnitus mode called Notch Therapy. Signia’s hearing aids are also available in ten different colorways.
Honorable Mention #2: ReSound
ReSound is a Dutch-based company known for their ReSound One hearing aid, which comes outfitted with additional microphones for better hearing (according to internal studies). While this is a new kind of hearing aid design, some audiologists are beginning to prefer it.
ReSound offers reliable Bluetooth compatibility, as well as one of the more robust mobile apps. Within ReSound’s app, patients can make adjustments and also stream various kinds of sound therapy.
ReSound’s newest rechargeable hearing aid model boasts a charge of up to 30 hours, which might be an attractive feature for some patients. Their hearing aids are also available in a handful of colorways, including both glossier and matte variations.
Honorable Mention #3: Starkey
Starkey is an American company. Their newest hearing aid is called the Evolve AI, which uses artificial intelligence technology. Starkey also boasts some of the smallest hearing aid models, which require special clinical fitting. Overall, Starkey is considered an industry leader for custom hearing aids.
Starkey’s hearing aids offer remote programming via Bluetooth. Additionally, Starkey’s app (called the Thrive App) offers a setting that can detect if the patient has fallen, and that can then alert family members accordingly.
Starkey’s hearing aids offer good rechargeability and battery life, and also offer tinnitus masking features. Their hearing aids are also available in a handful of colorways.
That concludes our run-down of the best hearing aid brands—thank you for reading! If you are interested in learning more about any of the above hearing aid brands, then sign up for a free consultation through Treble Health. We would love to connect you with one of our audiologists and talk more about your hearing aid needs.
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