The Best Hearing Aids from the best Manufacturers in 2018
The Best Hearing Aids From The World's Best Hearing Aid Brands
Who Are The Best Hearing Aid Brands?
We have included the details below of the most significant hearing aid manufacturers brands that are dispensed across the world. Yes, there are more brands than this, but they are second brands or also-rans. These would be the predominant brands available privately and in many cases through the public health system as well. This is probably one of the most exciting times in hearing aids that I can remember. Innovations are coming thick and fast from the manufacturers. Phonak with rechargeable, Oticon with an internet connection, Resound with a new Made For iPhone and Remote Assistance, and Signia (Siemens/Sivantos) with both rechargeable and remote fine tuning. In just the recent past we have seen significant innovations that I think may well shape hearing aids for the next five years which you can read about here.
The Best Hearing Aids?
We get asked all the time, "what are the best hearing aids?", the answer to that question isn't simple, and I wish it was. I think a better question is what are the best hearing aids for me? Modern hearing aids have changed dramatically in the last five years and continue to do so. Hearing aids, in general, have reached a "Ronseal" Moment (Just does what it says on the tin! Those were great adverts). They work far better than ever before at their core job, helping people hear better in all sound environments. Each hearing aid brand offers something a little different; each brand brings something new to the table every few years. To answer the best hearing aids question is a complicated process. We need to understand a lot about you to make a recommendation.
To give you the short answer, most of the hearing aid brands have devices that can be called the best hearing aids, and we try to provide you with all the information you need on the pages of Hearing Aid Know. It will be interesting to see what is next for hearing aids, no matter what though, we will keep you updated. We always try to cover the very best hearing aids available here on Know. If however, you don't see something included that you are interested in, contact us.
Clear Understandable Language
We plan to provide as much information as possible in clear understandable language as you need to make good decisions about hearing aids. This page is a simple introduction to each of the larger hearing aid manufacturers. Follow the read more links for a deeper look at each hearing aid brand and the latest and best hearing aids they have to offer.
We have general details about Hearing Aids, their types and technologies in our hearing aid advice guide . It also details technology levels and features of hearing instruments in clear and easy to understand language. Throughout the pages on the site, we will talk about the best hearing aids from the best hearing aid brands. You can read about Made For iPhone hearing aids and the ranges available here. You can read about the best hearing aids for severe to profound hearing loss here.
Who are the main hearing aid brands?
- Phonak, Swiss hearing aid brand owned by Sonova
- Unitron, Canadian hearing aid brand also owned by Sonova
- Starkey, US hearing aid brand
- GN ReSound, Danish hearing aid brand now famous for Made For iPhone hearing aids
- Siemens (now Sivantos) which now uses the brand name Signia
- Widex, another Danish hearing aid manufacturer, famous for high quality sound
- Oticon, Danish again, owned by William Demant Holding (who also own Bernafon)
These accepted best hearing aid manufacturers are known as the big six, they would provide the bulk of the hearing aid market worldwide and pretty much everyone else is an also-ran. They are most definitely viewed as the best hearing aid brands available.
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ReSound Hearing Aids
GN ReSound is one of three Danish hearing aid manufacturers that have become some of the world's biggest suppliers of hearing aid technology. They were first to market with a made for iPhone hearing aid. Their latest offering is the LiNX 3D Made For iPhone hearing aids and they are already generating a lot of excitement.Find Out More
Widex Hearing Aids
Widex is the second of the three Danish hearing aid manufacturers we feature here. They are renowned for their sound quality and commonly seen as a premium brand hearing aid manufacturer. Their latest hearing aids are the Unique range and for the first time ever, a Made For iPhone hearing aid range called the Beyond.Find Out More
Phonak Hearing Aids
Phonak is a Swiss hearing aid manufacturer and one of the biggest in the world. They are renowned for providing high quality hearing aids and would also be seen as a premium brand hearing aid manufacturer. They have just recently introduced a titanium in the ear hearing aid new rechargeable hearing aid models.Find Out More
Helping You Understand Hearing Aid Technolgy Levels
We will explain clearly what the hearing aid technology levels are and what that really means to your day to day experience.
What is The Chipset & Why Does it matter?
Knowing the chipset of the hearing aids you are provided is important, because it will always allow you to identify the age of the technology.
Wireless Hearing aid technology, what's the advantage?
We vote wireless every time, but we will explain very clearly what the benefits of it is.
In The Ear or behind the ear hearing aids?
What are the pros and cons of ITE hearing solutions versus BTE and ITE hearing aids.
Automatic hearing aids, multi programmes?
Most hearing aids have some sort of automatic function, but what are the advantages of multi programmes>
What benefits will hearing aid features deliver for you everyday?
What are the hearing aid features and what will they actually do in plain language.
Learn more about Independent hearing aid professionals
Good professional hearing aid dispensers are imperative for your success, here is why.
Starkey Hearing Aids
Starkey is an American hearing aid manufacturer who are famous for their custom hearing aids. They offer Made For iPhone hearing aids and now rechargeable hearing aids as well. Their latest hearing aids are the Halo 2, the Muse range and the SoundLens Synergy Invisible in Canal hearing aids.Find Out More
Oticon Hearing Aids
Oticon is the third Danish hearing aid manufacturer in this list and is arguably the biggest hearing aid manufacturer in the world. Their focus is on allow people to live a life unhindered by hearing loss. Their latest hearing aids are the Opn range. Reviews from users and professionals are excelllent.Find Out More
Unitron Hearing Aids
Unitron are renowned for innovation and a strong focus on people, employees, partners and the people with hearing loss that they serve. They say that there true validation is the people they serve and their happiness. Their latest hearing aids are the Tempus range which includes their first rechargeable hearing aids.Find Out More
Siemens/Sivantos/Signia Hearing Aids
Superior German reliability and quality, Siemens now Sivantos aims to contribute to the quality of life of hearing impaired people by providing solutions for better hearing and understanding through empowerment of communication. They now brand their hearing aids Signia and they have both modern rechargeable hearing aids and a Made For iPhone range.Find Out More
Bernafon Hearing Aids
Bernafon is a Swiss hearing aid manufacturer and a stablemate of Oticon. While the hardware is shared with Oticon, the features and strategies used are a little different. Their latest hearing aid range is the Zerena which I have been impressed with.Find Out More
Hearing Aid Clean & Care
Your hearing aids are a costly and important investment in your life, they have been designed to be both reliable and durable. However, to keep them in tip-top shape involves some commitment from you, we have a guide that will help you to care for your hearing aids no matter which type they are.
Hearing Aid Technology & Features
We thought it would be nice if someone could explain hearing aid technology levels and features in the plain language that everyone could understand. So we did, if you want a plain speaking explanation, just click on the button below to see our guide.
Hearing Aid Types
Yes, you guessed it we thought we would do a plain-speaking guide to hearing aid type while we were at it. So if you want to know what the types of hearing aids are and what you really need to know about them, just click on the button below.
Independent Hearing Aid Centres
Independent hearing healthcare professionals
Finding the right hearing healthcare professional is important in your journey to hearing better. Hearing aids aren't like glasses, you will need strong support and aftercare.
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