Hearing aids are a significant investment in your hearing health. These devices provide ample hearing support that is life-changing. Hearing aids are worn daily and are integral to navigating your days more comfortably. Designed to help process incoming sound information, these prescribed hearing instruments enable you to maximize your hearing, increase your spatial awareness, and communicate more effectively.
Like most electronic devices today, hearing aids have benefitted from exciting innovations. There is a wide range of styles, brands, features, and technologies that are available to create the highest quality experience. We use our expertise and your specific hearing needs to make the most effective recommendations!
General Hearing Aid Parts
All hearing aid devices comprise the same foundational components that work collectively to process sound. This includes the following parts:
Hearing Aid Styles
There are various styles of hearing aids. Chris will sit and discuss with you the best possible option for your hearing loss and lifestyle.
Hearing Aid Brands
In addition to the most common styles of hearing aids, there are six leading hearing aid brands and we work with all of them to ensure we find the most suitable option for your hearing health needs. Briefly, we’ve outlined the different major brands. Now connects and streams directly from iPhone and Android smart phones.
Signia Hearing Aids
Currently owned by WS Audiology, which also owns the Widex brand of hearing aids. Previously, the Signia brand was a part of Siemens hearing instruments. Their hearing aids offer a rechargeable option, Bluetooth streaming, remote programming, and tinnitus features. They now connect and stream directly to iPhone and Android smartphones.
Oticon Hearing Aids
Oticon is a Danish brand that is known for their exceptional sound quality. Their newest hearing aids, the More, is widely known as one of the top hearing aid models on the market. It offers a rechargeable option, tinnitus features, feedback control, and Bluetooth connectivity.
ReSound Hearing Aids
ReSound is widely known for launching the first made-for-iPhone hearing aid. Their current model, the ONE, has a number of industry-leading features and smartphone apps. Additionally, this device comes with tinnitus features, feedback control, and remote programming.
Starkey Hearing Aids
Starkey is the last American brand remaining in the hearing aid industry. Their devices offer tinnitus features and feedback control. The Livio AI includes activity tracking through AI technology to help wearers maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Phonak Hearing Aids
Phonak is owned by Sonova, which also owns Unitron. Their most recent product, the Phonak Paradise, was a significant development because it could connect via bluetooth to both Android and Apple (iOS) phones. It features a rechargeable option, Bluetooth streaming, soundrecover, and tinnitus features.
Widex Hearing Aids
Widex is another Danish brand that is also owned by WS Audiology. Their latest model, the Widex Moment, was the first hearing aid to boast machine learning capabilities. In addition to machine learning, their devices are made for iPhones, offer feedback control, and have tinnitus features.