Hearing Aid Brands
Oticon Hearing Aids
Founded by William Demant, Oticon was founded in 1904 and is a pioneer in hearing aids, with a strong emphasis on research and development. The company is active in over 130 nations, employing more than 13,000 people worldwide.
Oticon is specialized in hearing aids for those with moderate to profound hearing loss and services for those with less severe hearing loss. One of their most groundbreaking technologies is called BrainHearing. These features help make speech sound as familiar as possible, retain the ability to understand from which direction speech is coming and distinguish speech from background noise. They have a full line of adult and pediatric hearing aids capable of connecting to smartphones, television, and landline phones.
Oticon's newest device is the Oticon Xceed, seen as the most powerful hearing aid globally. No other power hearing aid provides the patented 'open sound experience' of Oticon hearing aids. To simulate how the brain itself makes sense of sound, Oticon Xceed inspects the wearer's environment 100 times a second. The integrated BrainHearing technology analyzes sounds from all directions, distinguishes speech and background noise, and lets users discern where sounds come from, offering a more informative, more realistic hearing experience. These hearing aid features have not gone unnoticed. The hearing aid has recently been named a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Health & Wellness category.
Signia Hearing Aids
Sivantos Group, the parent company of Signia, has a history dating back to 1878 when Werner von Siemens created an improved telephone receiver after discovering people with hearing loss were having difficulty interpreting transmissions. The hearing aid manufacturer founded on this harnesses the spirit of creativity, bravery, empathy, and the need to support others.
Signia's technology has helped millions of people live happier lives. For over 130 years, the Sivantos group's need to help the everyday lives of those with hearing loss has been a company tradition.
Recently Signia has launched a new platform called Xperience. With the latest YourSound technology, Signia Xperience hearing aids can recognize more environmental variables than ever before. They also have an integrated motion sensor to understand how hearing is affected by the wearer's movement. Signia hearing aids with the Xperience platform technology are the Signia Pure 312 X and the Signia Pure Charge&Go X.
Phonak Hearing Aids
Phonak believes in transforming lives. For more than 70 years, the company has developed, produced, and distributed hearing aids. Their history started in 1947 with a group of French-Belgian investors who helped launch the Zurich-based business.
The company's goal to fulfill those suffering hearing loss's social and psychological needs is of vital importance. They understand that social isolation effects can have detrimental consequences for those who find it harder to connect as they once did.
Phonak has a full portfolio of hearing solutions for any generation, from infants to older adults. Phonak's FM technology (called Roger) is fully digital and has an unrivaled quality of sound.
In November 2018, Phonak hearing aids sent shockwaves across the world of hearing devices by launching the Marvel, the very first hearing aid with the ability to stream stereo audio directly to and from any smartphone, without any intermediate streamer needed. With Android accounting for 86 percent of the worldwide mobile market, Phonak has done a tremendous service to hearing aid users worldwide.
In 2020, Phonak launched an update to Marvel in the Phonak Paradise, which delivers an excellent hearing experience with industry leading wireless connectivity.