Which Brands of Hearing Aids Are Best?
Hearing loss varies by individual. The hearing aids that your relative or neighbor loves wearing may or may not be right for your needs. At Southwest Hearing Clinic, we offer a wide variety of hearing aids from the world’s top manufacturers.
To get fitted for hearing aids, call us to make an appointment. Talk with our hearing aid experts and get a thorough hearing screening so we know what type of hearing loss you have. We’ll work with you to help you find the hearing device that best suits your needs, your lifestyle and your budget.
Widex Hearing Aids
The Danish hearing aid manufacturer Widex has more than five decades of experience and distributes its innovative products to more than 100 countries worldwide. Inspired by the natural spectrum of sounds, Widex hearing aids are renowned for a rich listening experience with their trademark “Widex Sound.” Widex’s mission to provide easy-to-use hearing aids that fit seamlessly into daily life and empower consumers to hear sound as naturally as possible. Always at the forefront of technology, Widex is one of the first major manufacturers to produce a fully digital hearing aid with wireless technology. Widex received the European Inventor Award in 2012 and continues to push the boundaries with their latest devices.
Starkey Hearing Aids
Founded in the 1960s, Starkey Hearing Technologies is the only American hearing aid brand in the global market today. Since their early years, Starkey has combined innovation with customer-driven care. In 1971, Starkey introduced the first custom in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid and in 1973, they created the Worry-Free Warranty and a 30-day free trial for customers to test drive their hearing aids. Starkey made a splash on the national scene when President Ronald Reagan was fitted for a pair of hearing aids in 1983. In recent years, Starkey has received accolades for ground-breaking new technology, particularly with the release of one of the world’s first Made for iPhone hearing aids.
Phonak Hearing Aids
Since their founding in 1947, the Swiss manufacturer Phonak has developed products in line with their mission to “reconnect people to their lives.” In designing their devices, Phonak collaborates with hearing professions, receives feedback from consumers, and pursues new innovation with hearing aid technology. Phonak has introduced a number of industry firsts: the first fully digital hearing aid Claro (1999) and SmartLink (one of the first to use Bluetooth connectivity). In addition to their innovative hearing devices, Phonak is committed to shattering barriers around hearing loss and hearing treatment, with the goal to ensure that “wearing hearing aids is as simple and routine as wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses.”
Oticon Hearing Aids
As one of the world’s oldest hearing aid manufacturers, Oticon was founded in 1904 in Denmark. Their mission, “People first,” is rooted in the founding of the company with Hans Demant’s quest to find hearing solutions for his wife. Now, with over a century of experience in producing quality hearing aids, Oticon’s devices are renowned for their advanced technological features, developed from extensive research and design in collaboration with the Ericksholm Research Institute. Oticon is known for key industry firsts: the first fully digital hearing aid (1996) and BrainHearing Technology (2014), designed to support the auditory process in the brain.
Resound Hearing Aids
Based in Denmark, ReSound was founded in 1943 with the mission to help people rediscover hearing in order to live rich, active, and fulfilling lives. As one of the major global producers of hearing aid technology, ReSound is responsible for a number of industry firsts: an open-standard digital chip, Wide Dynamic Range Compression (WDRC) sound processing, and Digital Feedback Suppression (DFS). In their process to produce user-friendly instruments, ReSound conducts research and applies feedback from consumers in real life situations to develop technology for the most natural and comfortable sound.
Signia Hearing Aids
Signia comes from a long line of experienced research and development, built on the innovation of its predecessor, Siemens. With Signia, the company aimed to “create a brand that is more human and personal, while building on the Siemens values of technological innovation and quality.” Signia’s mission is to improve the lives of those with hearing loss, creating devices that provide rich, natural sound. With advanced features and a sleek aesthetic, Signia combines consumer feedback and intelligent research to provide user-friendly hearing aids.