Hearing Aid Brands
Today, digital technology is revolutionizing hearing performance. If you’re thinking of those clunky, buzzing hearing aids of the past – think again! You’ll be pleasantly surprised by recent advances in digital hearing aids. Family Hearing Aid Center offers the best in digital hearing aids, from the Big Six leading manufacturers as well as smaller brands.
Founded in 1904, Oticon is a Danish hearing aid manufacturer, driven by the mission “People first.” Oticon works develops innovative hearing instruments with research from the Ericksholm Research Institute. Oticon strives to combine heightened personalization and cutting edge design in their devices. Oticon is known for their breakthrough BrainHearing Technology: features that assist the brain in the listening process. Their latest innovation is the OPN (pronounced “open”), an open sound solution that is powered by the Velox Processing Platform. Velox has been found to reduce listening effort by 20% in noisy environments, and provide 30% better speech understanding and clarity. Unlike traditional hearing aids, which provide just a narrow focus of sound, OPN gives wearers access to a fuller spectrum of sound, empowering the brain and providing a more natural listening experience. OPN is worn in the receiver-in-canal style and is the first hearing aid on the market to connect directly to the Internet.
Based in Switzerland with offices around the world, Phonak is a global hearing aid manufacturer founded over 70 years ago. Phonak is committed to developing cutting edge hearing solutions, gathering feedback from hearing professionals and consumers worldwide. This feedback has made its way into one of Phonak’s most advanced solutions yet: the Audeo B-R. Powered by the Belong Platform, the Audeo B-R is a fully rechargeable hearing aid with lithium-ion battery technology. With one simple charge, Audeo B-R provides 24 hours of uninterrupted listening. The Belong Platform provides wearers with 20% better speech understanding, with 10% improvement in soft speech understanding.
Phonak is also known for the Lyric, a 24/7 hearing aid, worn deep inside the ear canal. Lyric wearers will forget they even have a hearing aid. The design and placement of Lyric means that it is completely invisible and does not need to be removed for daily activities, such as sleeping, exercising, and showering.
ReSound is a Danish hearing aid manufacturer, founded in 1943, with the mission to “help people rediscover hearing so they can live rich, active, and fulfilling lives.” ReSound’s LiNX2 is one of the world’s first Made for iPhone hearing aids, allowing wearers to connect wirelessly to their smartphones and other personal electronic devices. LiNX2 streams phone calls, music, and other media directly to wearers’ ears, while also providing access to clear, natural sound. It is available in a number of styles: in-the-ear, receiver-in-canal, and behind-the-ear.
Signia and Siemens belong to the same parent company, Sivantos Group, which has over 100 years of experiencing designing hearing instruments. Originally based in Germany, Signia and Siemens have introduced some of the most innovative hearing instruments on the market. Siemens’ binax platform was the first hearing aid to outperform normal hearing in challenging noise situations. Signia’s newest platform, primax, builds upon this technology to provide reduced listening effort throughout the day.
Signia primax hearing aids include the Silk, a ready-to-wear invisible-in-canal hearing aid and the Cellion, a rechargeable hearing aid with lithium-ion battery technology. Signia primax hearing aids provide balanced sound quality and excellent speech recognition. They are also wireless hearing aids, which connect to your smartphone for extra accessibility.
Starkey Hearing Technologies
Starkey Hearing Technologies, based in Minnesota, was founded in 1967. Starkey’s Halo 2 is a Made for iPhone hearing aid that has garnered many accolades for its design and functionality. As a Made for iPhone hearing aid, Halo 2 connects directly to your smartphone – both iOS and Android – to provide a seamless listening experience. Phone calls, video chats, music, and other media are streamed directly to the Halo 2. Additionally, the TruLink app allows you to archive preferences and will make automatic adjustments when you return to geo-tagged locations. Halo 2 also includes Starkey’s Multiflex Tinnitus Technology. It is available in receiver-in-canal and behind-the-ear styles.
Founded in 1964, Unitron is a Canadian hearing aid manufacturer that builds technology based on the insights and experiences from hearing professionals and consumers alike. The North Platform, which powers Unitron’s newest hearing aids, provide wearers with improved sound quality and flexibility. With four channels devoted specifically to speech recognition and ultra-fast algorithms to balance environmental sounds, North is a natural listening experience. Unitron’s Moxi Now is the newest and smallest receiver-in-canal hearing aid, powered by North. The Moxi Fit R is Unitron’s lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aid. Unitron’s hearing aids are designed to be highly customizable, to meet specific hearing preferences. With TrueFit Software and a Flex Program, wearers of Unitron hearing aids are empowered to test-drive and tailor their devices to meet their specific hearing needs.
Founded in 1956, Widex is a Danish manufacturer that distributes hearing aids to more than 100 countries. Inspired by the full spectrum of natural sounds, Widex hearing aids are known for their legendary “Widex Sound,” which provides the wearer with a rich listening experience that reflects the world around them.
Widex’s mission is to provide hearing solutions that are easy to use and seamlessly integrated into daily life. Over the decades, Widex has become a frontrunner in developing digital technology for hearing aids. Widex was one of the first hearing aid manufacturers to offer a fully digital hearing aid with wireless technology. In 2012, Widex received the European Inventor Award for their advancements to hearing devices.
Other Hearing Aid Brands
We also offer hearing aids by the following brands: Audina, Audio D, AVR Sonnovations, Bernafon, Hearing Instruments, Magnatone, Omni, Qualitone, Sonic Innovations, and United Hearing Systems.
To learn more about state-of-the-art digital hearing aid solutions, book an appointment at any of our Family Hearing Aid Center locations.
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