Who Are The Big Hearing Aid Manufacturers?

We have included the details below of the largest hearing aid manufacturers brands that are dispensed across the world. These would be the predominant brands available privately. This is probably one of the most exciting times in hearing aids that I can remember. New innovations are coming thick and fast from the manufacturers. Phonak with rechargeable, Oticon with internet connection and Signia (Siemens/Sivantos) with both rechargeable and remote fine tuning. 

Hearing aids really 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. It will be interesting to see what is next for hearing aids, no matter what though, we will keep you updated. 

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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 company and what 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. 

The big six hearing aid manufacturers?

There are six hearing aid manufacturers that 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 as follows:

  • Starkey
  • GN ReSound
  • Siemens (now Sivantos)
  • Widex
  • William Demant Holding (owners of Oticon)
  • Sonova (best known for Phonak hearing aids)

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Resound hearing aids
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. 

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Widex hearing aids
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.

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Phonak Hearing Aids
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.

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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. 

Starkey Hearing Aids
Starkey Hearing Aids

Starkey is an American hearing aid manufacturer who are famous for their custom hearing aids. They are the only other manufacturer who offer Made For iPhone hearing aids. 

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Oticon Hearing Aids
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.

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Unitron Hearing Aids
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

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Siemens Hearing Aids
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

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