As your hearing loss becomes apparent, you most likely want the best hearing aids to help you correct your hearing. However, for those who have never looked into hearing aids, it can be overwhelming to realize just how many hearing aids are available for consideration.
After some searching, it becomes apparent that hearing aids are organized into brands, much like other forms of technology. But which hearing aid brand is the best is a tough question to answer and it is based on a variety of factors.
Top Hearing Aid Brands
While there are many hearing aids brands, there are six major hearing aid brands that offer the most impressive and high-quality hearing aids available. These hearing aid brands are:
You can read through our individual pages on these brands, which focus on the hearing aids currently available through these hearing aid brands. To give you a quick overview of what hearing aid brands you may want to read more about, we have summarized them below.
A top hearing aid brand, one of the things Widex is best known for is the excellent sound quality of their hearing aids provide users. These hearing aids automatically reduce background noises and amplify the sounds you want to hear, like the speech of others.
Recently, Widex and the hearing aid brand Signia merged, though the Widex is still headquartered in Denmark. Widex produces a range of hearing aids, and depending on the model of hearing aid you choose, the price can range from $750 to around $2,500 per hearing aid on average.
Widex hearing aids are broken up into different series, which offer a variety of technology. Some are rechargeable, others are small, In-The-Ear style hearing aids. Current hearing aid series available from Widex are:
- BEYOND Z
To learn more about the Widex’s hearing aids, be sure to read our Widex hearing aid review.
One of the standout features of the Oticon hearing aids is the number of sound quality features that are built into the hearing aids. Specialty features like BrainHearing technology and OpenSound Optimizer help you to adjust to using hearing aids faster.
Another Denmark-based hearing aid manufacturer, Oticon has a long history of developing greater hearing aid technology to continually provide better hearing aids. All of their hearing aids come with specialized hearing aid processors, which sound is filtered through for adjustment and processing.
Oticon hearing aids are also broken up into technology series. However, you will be paying more for these tech-heavy hearing aids, as they generally start in price at $1,800 up to $4,100 per hearing aid on average. Below are the current hearing aid series that Oticon offers.
- Opn S
- Sensei SP
To learn more about Oticon’s hearing aids, be sure to read our Oticon hearing aid review.
The relatively new hearing aid brand Signia has merged with Widex, though it remains a distinct hearing aid brand for now at least. Well worth it, as the Singapore-based hearing aid brand offers innovative hearing aids that are sure to help advance current hearing aid technology.
Styled as a premium hearing aid brand, Signia provides uniquely redesigned hearing aids like the Styletto Connect and the Styletto for a stylish look and new shape. These hearing aids also have excellent battery life, which applies to both the hearing aids that use disposable hearing aids as well as the rechargeable hearing aid.
With the excellent battery life, you can use more of the Bluetooth streaming features without worrying that you will drain your hearing aids. The average price range of these hearing aids goes from $1,250 up to $1,800 per hearing aid. Below are the current hearing aids available through Signia.
- Styletto Connect
- Motion Charge & Go Nx
- Insio Nx (ITE/TIC)
- Silk Nx
- Insio (IIC/CIC)
- Pure Charge & Go
- Pure 10 Nx
- Pure 312 Nx
- Pure 13
- CROS Nx
To learn more about the Signia’s hearing aids, be sure to read our Signia hearing aid review.
American-designed and based, Starkey holds its own with other top worldwide hearing aid brands, offering cutting-edge technology such as artificial intelligence built into their high-end hearing aids.
The Starkey hearing aids are unique, as they are not put out in different series with a set amount of tech. Instead, there are different rollouts of Starkey technology, which is then implemented into different hearing aid styles. Not all styles are compatible with all the Starkey technology, and if you are interested in Starkey hearing aids, our hearing instrument specialists can help you learn more about them.
- Livio AI
- Halo iQ
- Halo 2
- Muse iQ
- SoundLens Synergy iQ
- SoundLens Synergy
- Z Series
To learn more about the Starkey’s hearing aids, be sure to read our Starkey hearing aid review.
There is a broad variety of hearing aids from ReSound, from their premier LiNX Quattro hearing aids to their pediatric line of Up Smart hearing aids. These hearing aids are excellent for audio streaming as well as providing high-quality natural sounds.
Depending on the model of hearing aid you are interested in, prices generally range from $1,250 up to $3,000 per hearing aid. While the pricing on the high-end hearing aids can be expensive, compared to other high-end hearing aids, ReSound’s pricing is more approachable. Their current hearing aid line up includes:
- LiNX Quattro
- LiNX 3D
- ENZO 3D
- Up Smart
To learn more about the ReSound’s hearing aids, be sure to read our ReSound hearing aid review.
Phonak’s attention to quality has allowed them to produce hearing aids that allow for natural sound engagement as well as style. The various series of hearing aids carried by Phonak offer variations in size, power, and features so that you can find a set of hearing aids that are ideal for your needs. Pricing for Phonak hearing aids ranges from $1,350 up to $4,000 per hearing aid.
Also, unique to Phonak, they offer the only 24/7 hearing aid, for mild-to-moderate hearing loss in the form of the Lyric hearing aids. Below is a list of the different hearing aids carried by Phonak currently:
- Audéo Marvel
- Naída B
- Sky B
- Bolero B
- Virto B
- Virto B-Titanium
- CROS B
To learn more about the Phonak’s hearing aids, be sure to read our Phonak hearing aid review.
How To Pick The Best Hearing Aid Brand For You
Now that you know more about the top hearing aid brands, you may already have a good idea of which hearing aid brands might interest you. To help you narrow down which hearing aid brand is for you, our hearing instrument specialists here at Hearing Associates of Las Vegas use a variety of qualifiers to help our patients find the right hearing aids for their needs.
Degree of Hearing Loss
The degree of your hearing loss will dictate what hearing aid power you need to correct your hearing loss. For example, if you are interested in hearing aids which will sit inside of your ear, rather than behind it, your level of hearing loss will determine what styles are available for your needs. So, if you have severe hearing loss, the smallest of the In-The-Ear style hearing aids will not provide enough amplification.
Our hearing specialists can work with you to determine your level of hearing loss by performing a hearing evaluation. We have top-of-the-line tools to help assess your hearing loss. Once your hearing aids arrive, our hearing instrument specialists will use your real-ear measurement to attuned your hearing aids to your exact level of hearing amplification, which will suit your particular ear anatomy.
Hearing Aid Cost
As you’ve seen from our breakdown of the top hearing aid brands, there is a range of prices when it comes to hearing aids. These prices will often dictate the number of features available on the hearing aids, though some of the brands offer key characteristics regardless of price.
The hearing aid brand you choose will likely offer a baseline of features you are interested in and can provide you with the tools you want in your new hearing aids.
Your Lifestyle Needs
What you do on a regular basis and what you would like to be engaged in will play a part in what hearing aids will appeal to you.
For instance, if you have mild hearing loss and follow a busy schedule, the Phonak Lyric hearing aids may appeal the most to you. These hearing aids are placed in your ear by our hearing instrument specialists, and you can wear them 24/7 as they provide you with improved hearing.
Our hearing aid specialists will discuss your lifestyle needs and constraints; that way, you can have the appropriate hearing aids for your day-to-day needs.
Hearing Aid Features
Not all hearing aids come with the same features, with the inexpensive hearing aids generally having more basic features and the more expensive hearing aids are packed with the latest hearing technology. Some of the technology you will want to look for in your future hearing aids are:
- Directional microphones
- Feedback dampeners
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Binaural sync
- Rechargeable batteries
- Multiple listening programs
There are far more hearing aids features. Depending on your budget and lifestyle needs, our hearing aid specialists can work with you to help you find hearing aids with the features you are interested in using.
All of the top hearing aid brands we have mentioned above are available through our hearing clinics. In fact, you can all the major and many of the smaller hearing aid brands through the Hearing Associates of Las Vegas. So, you won’t run into brand availability trouble when you work with our hearing specialists.
Find The Best Hearing Aid Brands At Hearing Associate Of Las Vegas
If you are interested in determining what hearing aid brand is best for your particular hearing needs, our hearing instrument specialists can help!
All you need to do is contact us for an appointment, and we can assist you in finding the hearing aids that suit your level of hearing loss, budget, and lifestyle needs.