All Hearing aid manufacturers strive to deliver the best devices on the market to better our quality of hearing and quality of life. In this article, we look at some top hearing aid brands, and the hearing aids they sell.
Who Are The Top Hearing Aid Manufacturers?
Depending on the severity and type of hearing loss, the market offers an abundance of models varying in design, shape, features, colors, etc.
There are a number of companies that are renowned for providing high-quality hearing aids and are involved in research, constantly improving designs, developing advanced features and adopting the latest technologies. Some of the most popular hearing aid brands include:
- Hearing Direct
Hearing Direct Hearing Aids
At Hearing Direct, you will find a super selection of digital hearing aids. We aim to make hearing instruments easily accessible to everyone by providing an affordable alternative to privately purchasing a device.
The HD 250 digital hearing aid is one of our most popular models. It features all the core necessities you'd expect with any modern day device. This in-ear hearing aid is so small and lightweight, that when worn, it is almost invisible. Plus, you do not require medical approval or fitting from a healthcare professional. Simply order online, send us your audiogram and we can pre-program the HD 250 for you so that it is ready to wear on arrival.
Oticon was established more than 100 years ago in Denmark. It's one of the largest hearing aid manufacturers in the world. Their focus is on people and innovation achieved through their own research centre for audiology.
Oticon’s products are some of the most advanced on the market and their achievements have marked important events in the hearing device industry. DigiFocus was the first fully digital device and MultiFocus was the first fully automatic. Additionally, Adapto was the first hearing device with artificial intelligence. Agil is Oticon’s most advanced hearing aid, Intiga is for those looking for exquisite discreet design and Chili provides power and high levels of amplification for severe hearing impairment.
Over the last 60 years, Phonak has become one of the most popular brands in the hearing devices industry. They offer a wide range of different hearing aids aimed to improve the life of the hard of hearing and help them feel an equal part of the surrounding environment.
Some of the milestones in the impressive history of Phonak include the launching of Savia in 2004, utilising bionic systems. The extremely discreet microPower launched in 2006 featuring the latest Canal Receiver Technology. Other famous models are Bolero Q, Virto Q, Lyric, Audeo S and Naida S. Moreover, Phonak has created and supports the Hear the World initiative. Their goal is to raise awareness about hearing loss and assist those facing the problem.
Dating all the way back to 1943, GN ReSound has firmly established themselves as one of the hearing aid market elites. The group includes two other renowned hearing aid brands in Beltone and Interton. The company retails hearing instruments in more than 80 countries across the world.
As a technological giant, Siemens is at the forefront of technological advances in the hearing aid industry. It's a pioneer in a number of hearing aid types and features that have set trends for all other manufacturers.
In 1878, it presented to the public the first technical device for coping with hearing impairment. In 2004, it launched the first hearing aid with a wireless system and in 2011, the first waterproof digital hearing device. Their advanced products Pure and Ace are among the most popular in the marketplace.
Starkey Hearing Technologies has been one of the most innovative companies on the market for hearing devices in the last 50 years. They offer a range of hearing aids series that can answer the taste and hearing loss level of any individual. Starkey focuses on invisible hearing aids, digital hearing aids, and wireless hearing aids. Their most advanced wireless hearing aids 3 Series help you enjoy crisp and clear phone conversations and enhance experiences such as listening to music or watching TV.
Widex is another Danish hearing aid manufacturer that has gained worldwide recognition for its achievements in the development and innovation of hearing instruments. Some of the milestones in its history include the first hearing aid designed especially for babies and the first superpower receiver in the ear hearing aid launched in 2011. In October 2012, the UK subsidiary Widex UK won in three categories (“Best Technology”, “Best Individual Support” and “Best Manufacturer”) at the annual awards of the Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals.
About Hearing Direct
We are one of the world's leading hearing aid specialists. HearingDirect offers a wide range of affordable products, and information resources to help improve the quality of life for the hard of hearing.
- Hearing aids,
- Accessories such as earplugs,
- and amplified devices such as super loud alarm clocks and amplified phones.
Author: Gary Hill
Gary comes from 16 years’ experience in the hearing aid industry in both manufacturing and retail. Before co-founding HearingDirect, Gary was Marketing Director for a leading global hearing aid brand; GN ReSound where he worked for the UK sales division and latterly in their global headquarters in Copenhagen. He was responsible for developing and launching major global hearing aid models, conducting extensive research into the needs of the hearing impaired community and their performance demands of hearing aids and other devices.