Hearing Aid Brands
Value Hearing only work with leading brands so that we can provide our customers with a hearing solution that will genuinely improve their quality of life, now and in the future. These leading brands include:
Phonak is a premium Swiss hearing aid company owned by Sonova. Phonak is one of the largest hearing aid manufacturers in the world and has always been at the leading edge of technology especially when it comes to improving a person’s ability to hear speech in noise. Their latest chipset, called the Belong platform, is one of the worlds most powerful hearing aid platforms. It delivers exceptional performance in noise and has second to none Sound quality resulting in fantastic music reproduction.
Oticon hearing aids is a subsidiary of William Demant Holdings in Denmark and is undoubtedly one of the largest hearing aid manufacturers in the world, with their own chain of Audioclinic retail stores throughout Australia and the world. Oticon Hearing aids have won several design awards and are renowned for the comfortable sound quality, sleek appearance and durability. These hearing aids are liked by audiologists and audiometrists as they employ simplified fitting software, making successful hearing aid fittings almost fool proof. Their lates
Sivantos has bought Siemens hearing aids and are rebranding as Signia. With Signia, Sivantos starts a new chapter in forward-thinking hearing solutions with expertly engineered devices that are almost invisible, highly automated and adapt to the user’s preferences. Signia stands for hearing innovations that are centered on the patient’s needs and deliver the highest level of quality and satisfaction. The Signia product portfolio will provide a comprehensive range of advanced hearing solutions with life-changing technologies that welcome hearing
Siemens is a well known producer of electronic equipment in almost all industries. Siemens often innovates with new technologies and were the first company to introduce basic wireless capability into hearing aids with ear 2 ear. This allowed the hearing aid user to make changes in volume or programs in one hearing aid and the other hearing aid would respond in the same way wirelessly. Their current Chipset called Binax released late 2014 is the second fastest hearing aid chip on the market at 480 million operations per second (Phonak’s New Vent
Widex is a Danish hearing aid manufacturer that has lead the field in excellent high fidelity sound quality. Their sound quality has become known as Widex sound and in the past clients who were fitted with Widex initially, always tended to stick with Widex. This has changed somewhat in recent years, but is still partially true. Widex is one of the few privately owned hearing aid manufacturing companies in the world and even though they initially struggled to keep up with the regular update cycle of the larger manufacturers such as Phonak and Ot
Unitron was originally a Canadian hearing instrument company, who was bought by Sonova, the same company who owns Phonak hearing aids, several years ago. Their research and development is still based in Canada, but their production facility is on the same grounds as Phonak in Switzerland. Unitron has always been a leader in producing great value hearing aids. They generally seem to select the best technologies on the market and package them into a lower cost, well performing hearing aid. In the last few years they have innovated with their own
GN ReSound is among the world’s largest manufacturers of hearing aids. Since the company was founded in 1943, ReSound has been known for great sound quality, design excellence and meaningful solutions that help hearing impaired people rediscover sounds. They were the first company to bring made for iPhone hearing aids to the market and have several years of experience in this niche. There experience here has lead to one of the most stable direct to iPhone hearing aids currently on the market. They are also the only brand to offer direct to iPho
Strengths: Makes the smallest invisible hearing aids on the market Decent programming flexibility for the clinician, so most can be fine tuned. Great range of styles for all kinds of hearing loss ZPower based rechargeable, rechargeable hearing aids A popular brand – so has wide ranging support and availability Decent reliability Direct iPhone connection without intermediate device in Halo 2 Wireless CROS hearing aids available Solid tinnitus masker option built into many models Latest Ranges: Halo 2 Muse SoundLens Synergy Older ranges: Halo I30
Bernafon is a Swiss Hearing Aid Company that is part of the William Demant group who also owns Oticon and Sonic Innovations. Bernafon offers great technology, such as ChannelFree Processing, which delivers very natural sound quality. Bernafon’s Zaphira and older Juna Hearing aids offer the highest quality Feedback Management system currently in the market today. Bernafon hearing aids are good value to clients, they offer exceptional design and sound quality, but without the high price tag.
Sonic Innovations is an American hearing aid company which has been bought over by William Demant Holdings, in November 2010. William Demant Holdings also owns Oticon and Bernafon and through the Sonic Innovations acquisition, obtained several hundred HearingLife clinics throughout the world. Sonic Innovation’s technology development has always focused on producing the best electronic noise reduction algorithms, but due to the company’s smaller size, they have not released dramatically new technology for a number of years. The recent acquisitio