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Hearing aid manufacturers

If you are thinking about buying a hearing aid, it’s good to do a bit of market research to find out what’s available. After all, hearing aids are expensive items and you want to do everything you can to make sure you purchase the right one for you.

When you visit a hearing aid vendor / audiologist they will surely recommend certain makes and models to you. With a bit of market knowledge you will be better placed to ask why a certain aid is being recommended or why they don’t think another model is a good choice.

Below is a list of the big-name hearing aid manufacturers, the hearing aids they produce and some links to sites for more info.

  • Audio Controle
    Audio Controle produce the wide range of analog and digital hearing aids, including the Harmony, Solo, Duo, Vivo, Eligo and Maestro.
  • Beltone
    Beltone, part of GN Resound, produces a range of hearing aids, including the Corus, Mira and Edge.
  • Bernafon
    Bernafon produces a wide range of hearing aids, including the Symbio XT, Smile Plus, Neo, Flair, Win, Audioflex, Opus2 and Lexis.
  • Coselgi
    Coselgi, of Italy, produce a range of hearing aids, including various in-the-ear, behind-the-ear and eye glass models. 
  • Electone
    Electone produce a wide range of hearing instruments, such as various product lines with a variety of digital, programmable and conventional circuits.
  • Elkon
    In addition to supplying products from other manufacturers, Elkon of India produce their own range of hearing aids and audiometers for the Indian market.
  • Entific
    Entific produce bone anchored products including the BAHA System bone-anchored hearing aid.
  • General Hearing Instruments
    General Hearing manufactures a wide range of hearing aids, including open-ear, ready-to-wear, soft technology and high fidelity digital.
  • GN Resound
    GN Resound produce a range of hearing instruments, including the Canta, ResoundAiR, NewTone Plus and Aventa fitting software.
  • Hansaton
    Hansaton, a Germany company, produce digital hearing aids such as the Leonardo, Premio, Vital, Activo and Junior.
  • Interton
    Interton is a German manufacturer that produces a wide range of hearing instruments, including the Bionic that has artificial intelligence and the WirelessCROS that allows wireless signal transmission from one ear to the other.
  • Magnatone
    Magnatone produces a range of hearing aids, including the Claret, TruVoice and Monet.
  • Micro-Tech
    Micro-Tech produce a wide range of hearing instruments and products based on innovative technology. Products include the Alpine II and Touchless Telecoil.
  • Oticon
    Oticon produce a wide range of hearing instruments, including the Syncro, Adapto, Tego, Atlas, Go, Sumo and Swift.
  • Phonak
    Phonak produce a wide range of digital and analogue hearing devices and products. This includes the Savia digital range.
  • Puretone
    Puretone manufacture a range of hearing instruments, including the small Ultra CIC 2010, custom digital and the ESP II digitally programmable devices.
  • Rexton
    Rexon produce a wide variety of BTE and custom ITE digital and analog hearing devices.
  • Rion
    In addition to their other audiological equipment, Rion of Japan produce a wide range of hearing instruments.
  • Siemens
    Siemens produce a range of hearing instruments and products, including the Acuris, Triano and Prisma 2 devices.
  • SONIC innovations
    SONIC innovations produces digital hearing aids and hearing aid components, such as the Natura 2 SE and the Altair.
  • Sonovation
    Sonovation produce digital hearing instruments, such as the Nano Xp, ImpaCt Xp and the Logicom Xp.
  • Starkey Laboratories
    Starkey Laboratories produces a wide range of digital and analogue hearing instruments. These include the DaVinci PxP and other digital instruments that contain Precision Audio Imaging and Precision Directional Imaging technologies.
  • United Hearing Systems
    United Hearing Systems produces various custom hearing instruments. They also are licensed to manufacture and distribute the TransEar bone conduction hearing aid.
  • Unitron Hearing
    Unitron Hearing offers a feature-rich comprehensive digital product line, as well as programmable and analogue hearing instruments.
  • Widex
    Widex produces a range of digital hear instruments, including the élan, Senso, Bravo and A-series ranges.

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  1. Where do I find a Qualitone or Qualtone hearing aid nearest Fort Myers, FL.? I need a repair and can not find someone who carries or can repair my hearing aid.
    Thank you,
    Kathy Welsh

  2. There are many things I find wrong with HA manufacturers web sites, especially when it comes to finding information on their two or three year old HA’s that have been replaced by newer updated models.

    I’m a recent BTE HA owner/wearer. My BC-HIS specialist recommended a specific “well known manufactures brand name” BTE HA. While in the office I asked for a brochure (of which he didn’t have) on that make/model.

    The specific make/model I was looking for information on was a recent (still being manufactured and dispensed) model.. and had been on the market for the past two/three years or so. The “well known manufactures brand name” web site had exactly ONE piece of information on it.. and that was a downloadable PDF operators manual.

    Now I’m NOT a conspiracy theory type guy, but if other industry web sites (I’m not talking HA’s now) list and have information on products that are several years old (but no longer being manufactured).. why can’t the HA industry do it. As a example: Information on Western Digital computer hard drives that are many, many years old and no longer being sold (let alone in production) is still available on their web site. Not only does it have all the tech specs on them.. but pictorial information too.

    The only reason I could think of why my BTE HA wasn’t listen on the manufactures web site was for customer up grading purposes. After all, if you can’t find information on a particular item (but you can on it’s newer replacement) then it’s a good chance you might buy the newer model.. at a increased price of course.

    Shi-Ku Chishiki ShiKu.Chishiki@Gmail.com

  3. saya butuh alat bantu dengar untuk anak saya. saya butuh yang mempunyai kemampuan hingga 120 db. kalo bisa yag digital. sebaiknya pilih yang merek apa. ?

  4. mohon daftar harga alat bantu dengar merk widex maupun siemens, mohon dikirim ke email saya.
    thanks

  5. Strašno!!! Ko je prevodilac ili pisac stranice o proizvođačima slušnih aparata!? Koji je ovo jezik uopšte?! Ni gramatike ni pravopisa. Namjera očigledno nije loša,ali je pismenost strašna. Kao da je sastavljao neko ko je uzeo riječnik srpskog ili hrvatskog jezika i bukvalno “vadio” riječi.

  6. what the pest one ? or number or style of digital Behind-the-Ear ?
    i want bay new one . from Siemens..
    please help me or send me catalog about digital Behind-the-Ear.
    thanks
    mohamed siyam
    engsiyam@yahoo.com

  7. @mohamed

    I can’t see which hearing is best for you. I’d recommend that you get a hearing test from an audiologist and then use your audiogram from that to determine which aids are suitable for your hearing loss. Your audiologist will no doubt recommend some models. Your choice of behind or in the ear may depend on how bad your loss is.

    The best way to determine which aid is best for you is to try a few out and see which one suits you best.

    Good luck,
    Steve.

  8. Like commenter number 2, I am shocked that more complete and comprehensive information on all aspects of hearing aids is not available on the internet. Even your list of manufacturers seems lacking. I can not find anything other than self promotion on the Audibel brand. Can you or anyone out there offer any unbiased assistance?

  9. J Arrington,

    I’m in the same boat as you in that information is very hard to come by. I have tried to get information in the past from various sources but I only end up with the same stuff as you: promotion leaflets and PDF downloads from the manufacturer’s sites.

    I don’t have any information on Audibel, I’m afraid.

    I would absolutely love to be able to put extensive and in-depth information on every hearing aid on the market on this site – but, as you’ve found, information isn’t easy to come by. Hosting copies of all manufacturer’s PDF brochures may be good for posterity but I’m not sure of the legal aspect there.

    If you think think there’s something I could be doing to provide more and better information then please drop me an email – I’d love to hear from you.

    Cheers,
    Steve.

  10. FOR KATHY Welsh….. I believe Qualitone is no more but they were owned by Starkey, a major manufacturer and very good people. I would say if you could find a Starkey Dealer, they could get what you need or provide your help???? Good Luck!

  11. To Mohammed….take a close look at Seimens “PURE” line. Several models and awsome technology!

    RE: Audibel….Audibel is very big. Owned by Starkey and their dealer network is nationwide. I’ll bet if you look on line…(Google Audibel hearing Aids) you will find an 800 number and they will gladly help you with any info or questions.

    Good luck guys!

  12. Good day,

    I am keen to set up an agency to market and distribute Audiology and Audiometric devices and equipment in South Africa. Are there any manufacturers, dealers, etc who are keen to consider this offer?

  13. A group of American Hearing Aid Technicians presently working in South America; PERU We specialize in Manufacturing In The Ear and Micro BTE Hearing Aids, including theOpen Fit series. If your ever visiting Peru, and would like to purchase hearing aids for 80% lower than the name brands, please contact us. Our most popular selling hearing aid is an Open Fit 4 channel 12 band for $599 with an optional program at home kit for an additional $300. The second most popular is an open fit 8 channel 16 band fully directional and 4 memories for $799. All of our products are manufactured to FDA standards and come with a full 1 year international warranty.

  14. Hi, I am severely deaf and my audiologist has recently fitted me with the Naida 9 hearing instruments and would like to get other people who wear these hearing aids to post their comments on them. regards, Tania, Auckland New Zealand

  15. North American manufactures produce such rubbish is there any manufacturer that you are aware of
    that does produce a quality instrument that will out last it’s two year warranty?

  16. Hi Myrla,

    All the hearing aids I’ve ever had have outlasted their warranty by a long stretch. The only reason I’ve changed is because my hearing gets worse and I need more power. I’ve had aids from Starkey and Siemens and they’ve always been top quality.

  17. I need help. i wear a bone conductor hearing aid and the manufacture is Coselgi. Starkey stopped distributing them and The FDA has not approved Coselgi for sale in the USA. I have been unable to find any other manufacturers or distributors. Can somebody help me?

  18. I Want hearing looking Glass Type BAHA.

    LUNETTE A CONDUCTION OSSEUSE.

    Sinceres Salutations.
    Joseph Malkoun

  19. I am Lookin for Hearing Aid Looking Glass.

  20. While looking for a good product for my Mom (90 years old) I ended up seeking out a group of audiologist who are contracted by the school districts.

    Overwhelmingly they recommened the same companies of these they all agreed that Phonak offered the most options. With these hearing aids one can add FM units easily and other specific additional aids if needed

  21. Just a comment, I am an audiologist with an ENT group in Knoxville, TN and know that many audiologists stick with a few of their own tried and true brands. It is what they are comfortable fitting. It would be difficult to keep up on every single software upgrade, etc. It can be cumbersome reading through all of the research as a consumer, good audiologists will have reasons as to why they like a particular brand and will have hopefully read up on the competition/research. I worked for a cochlear implant manufacturer and can tell you that “marketing and cosmetic appeal” have a lot to do with what a person chooses. I have recently been fitting Resound Alera Mini BTE’s with a receiver in the ear (open fitting), and have been very pleased with the software, customer satisfaction, parts not breaking-no custom molds needed, does not whistle even for moderate to severe hearing losses.

  22. I’m Fredrick Smith owner of Edge lab.
    I specialize in custom hearing products.
    However as the industry is making big changes I am now interested in making a shift into the bte and ote market.
    I have a need for a newly developed casing for the ote which I would like to encapsulate my electronics into.
    I am available to talk and possibly venture with someone in the industry
    that can use my expertise so that we can start producing product.

    Thank you
    Fredrick Smith
    Edge Lab
    434-607-2459
    fredtomsmith@gmail.com
    edgelabing@gmail.com

  23. Just a comment, I am an audiologist with an ENT group in Knoxville, TN and know that many audiologists stick with a few of their own tried and true brands. It is what they are comfortable fitting. It would be difficult to keep up on every single software upgrade, etc. It can be cumbersome reading through all of the research as a consumer, good audiologists will have reasons as to why they like a particular brand and will have hopefully read up on the competition/research. I worked for a cochlear implant manufacturer and can tell you that “marketing and cosmetic appeal” have a lot to do with what a person chooses. I have recently been fitting Resound Alera Mini BTE’s with a receiver in the ear (open fitting), and have been very pleased with the software, customer satisfaction, parts not breaking-no custom molds needed, does not whistle even for moderate to severe hearing losses.

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