Hearing Aid Manufacturers
Hidden Hearing works with a full range of quality hearing aid manufacturers to find the best hearing solution for each of our clients, regardless of their level of hearing loss, lifestyle, or budget.
As an independent audiology practice, the hearing aids we recommend will not be influenced by manufacturer contracts or sales incentives. We will recommend the product that is best for your particular hearing needs.
At present there are 6 major hearing aid manufacturers, Sonova, William Dament, Siemens/Sivantos, Starkey, GN Resound and Widex. Many of these manufacturers own multiple brands, enabling them to benefit financially by sharing resources.
Sonova is the world’s largest hearing aid manufacturer. Sonova has 3 major brands, Phonak, Unitron and Hansaton.
Phonak is known for their quality workmanship and premium technology.
Phonak was founded over 60 years ago, in 1947, and today the Phonak hearing aid brand belongs to the world’s largest hearing aid manufacturer, Sonova Holding AG based in Zurich, Switzerland.
Phonak makes high-quality hearing aids with discreet designs and advanced technology. Models like the Phonak Virto B titanium, an invisible-in-the-canal (IIC) style hearing aid, offer excellent sound quality and natural directional hearing as well as being virtually indestructible.
Phonak has pioneered numerous software features such as SoundRecover, Phonak’s unique high frequency processing technology that provides improved high-frequency audibility to improve speech understanding, while Phonak’s NoiseBlock processing recognises subtle differences between speech and non-speech sounds, removing noise while maintaining audibility.
Groundbreaking wireless Bluetooth technology is available in the new Phonak Direct models.
Unitron is one of the fastest-growing hearing aid manufacturers, with more than 50 years in business. Unitron develops its hearing aids with in-depth feedback from hearing healthcare professionals and extensive field trials.
Oticon was founded in 1904 by Hans Demant and today is the major brand of the world’s second largest hearing aid manufacturer, Danish company William Demant Holding Group.
As their logo suggests they put people first. Oticon are acutely aware of the importance of hearing and its contribution to quality of life.
Oticon’s latest Opn hearing aid range has been well received for its innovative approach to enhancing speech comprehension in background noise.
Resound, based in Ballerup Denmark, was founded by Dr Rodney Perkins in 1943. In 1996 Resound was acquired by GN Davanox to be known today as GN Resound.
Resound hearing aids are known for their cutting edge technology. They released the first made for iPhone hearing aid in 2014 with direct iPhone to hearing aid streaming using 2.4GHZ Bluetooth.
Resound was the first company to release hearing aids with Dynamic Range Compression and Digital Feedback Suppression. They were also the first to use an open-standard digital chip.
Resound’s new LiNX 3D models have been well received.
Siemens, based in Berlin Germany, was founded in 1847 by J.G Halske and Werner Siemens to build telegraph systems, but slowly expanded into different industries, producing their first hearing aids in 1913.
In 2015 Siemens divested itself of its hearing aid division and was acquired by Sivanots. Sivantos could no longer use the Siemens name and rebranded the products under the name Signia.
In 2018 Sivantos and Widex merged creating the world’s third largest hearing aid manufacturer.
With a full range of styles, including invisible-in-canal, receiver-in-canal, completely-in-canal, and behind-the-ear, Starkey has custom fitting hearing aids to fit any type of hearing loss and every lifestyle. The TruLink™ app allows users to connect directly to your iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®.
Widex hearing aids are designed so that they suit your exact hearing loss and the way you listen. They are comfortable to wear and allow the user to hear the most natural sound possible regardless of their lifestyle or hearing needs.