When it comes to enhancing something as precious as your hearing, it’s important to invest in the best possible devices. It can be hard, though, to navigate the slew of available hearing aids to find the ones that are right for you.
At Heroes of Hearing, we carry all major brands of hearing aids. There are a few, however, that have particularly impressed our hearing instrument specialist and patients alike. Here’s a brief overview of 4 the best hearing aid brands on the market.
Oticon is a Danish-based company that’s more than a century old. Along with creating some of the most innovative hearing aid tech, Oticon dedicates resources to the Oticon Hearing Foundation. The nonprofit helps underserved people across the globe get the hearing aids they need. Unitron models include:
- Opn (Behind-The-Ear or BTE and Receiver-In-Canal or RIC)
- Alta2 (BTE, RIC, In-the-Ear or ITE)
- Dynamo (BTE)
Starkey is an American hearing aid company that’s more than a half-century old. They focus on making quality hearing products and ensuring customers have access to the latest hearing aid tech. The company also operates a charitable arm, the Starkey Hearing Foundation, that’s helped underprivileged people in more than 100 countries get the hearing aids they need. Starkey models include:
- Muse (micro-RIC, mini-BTE, ITE, In-The-Canal or ITC or Completely-In-The-Canal)
- Halo (RIC)
- SoundLens (Invisible-In-The-Canal or IIC)
- Synergy (IIC)
All of Starkey hearing aid models can be equipped with a tinnitus management tool called Multiflex Tinnitus Technology (MTT). MTT streams a sound stimulus right into your hearing aids that can help ease the distressing effects of persistent phantom sound.
With more than 50 years in the hearing aid industry, the Canadian-based company Unitron prides itself on helping users be an active part of the conversation. Unitron hearing aids can help wearers perceive speech from all directions, even in challenging environments like noisy venues or crowds with multiple speakers. Unitron models include:
- Flex (RIC)
- Insera (ITE)
- Max (BTE)
- Moxi (RIC)
- Stride (RIC and BTE)
Headquartered in Denmark, the Widex company is more than 60 years old. Among the 6th biggest hearing aid manufacturers worldwide, Widex aims to equip all of its hearing aids with the most natural sound. Innovation in the area of hearing tech is another priority. Widex hearing aid models include:
- Evoke (all hearing aid styles)
- Beyond (RIC)
- Beyond Z (RIC)
- Custom (ITE)
- Unique (all hearing aid styles)
Every Hearing Aid User Has Different Needs And Priorities
Rather than pushing certain models on customers, our hearing aid specialist works to fit you with hearing aids that match your budget as well as your hearing needs. Factors in determining which hearing aids are right for you include what style you want—from BTE to virtually invisible options—and whether you want relatively bare-bones devices or those equipped with tech like Bluetooth-enabled wireless streaming.
If you’re ready to upgrade your hearing aids or get fitted with hearing aids for the first time, our hearing instrument specialist is ready to help you find your best solution. Contact us to make an appointment for top-notch care, from a comprehensive hearing exam to a review of your hearing and tech needs to an expert fitting.