top six brands of hearing aids in the world
There are many different hearing aid Brands and some brands are better than others depending on the type of hearing loss you have. It is important to go to an audiologist who works with different hearing aid manufacturers and not just one brand. If they work with just one, they are usually obligated to sell only what that manufacturer offers, which is not always in the patients best interest.
These 6 brands are considered the top brands in the current hearing aids market.
Headquarters: Smørum, Egedal, Denmark
Oticon is a hearing aid manufacturer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The company is a subsidiary of the Demant Group. It was founded in 1904 by Hans Demant, whose wife was hearing impaired. Oticon has branches in several countries, including a production plant in Poland, with more than 3,000 employees worldwide.
Headquarters: Stäfa, Switzerland
Phonak Holding AG founded in Switzerland in 1947,is an internationally active Swiss company headquartered in Stäfa that specializes in hearing care solutions (hearing instruments, cochlear implants, wireless communication solutions),has been committed to changing lives through the development, production, and distribution of cutting-edge hearing solutions.
The group operates through its core business brands Phonak, Unitron, Hansaton, Advanced Bionics and AudioNova.On 1 August 2007 Phonak AG officially changed its name to Sonova Holding AG.Sonova Group and its brands hold 24% of the global hearing aid market in sales.
Headquarters: Ballerup, Denmark
Founded: 1943, Denmark
ReSound is a provider of hearing aids and accessories, represented in more than 100 countries. Headquartered in Ballerup, Denmark, ReSound is part of GN Store Nord, alongside other brands such as Jabra, Beltone and Interton. Before being acquired in 1999,ReSound was founded in 1943 by Dr. Rodney Perkins of Stanford University.
ReSound was the first to deliver 2.4GHz technology in hearing aids for direct connectivity and the world's first Made for Apple® hearing aid with direct stereo sound streaming.
Headquarters: Nymøllevej 6 3540 Lynge Denmark
Signia is a WS Audiology brand.
WS Audiology (formerly Sivantos Group and Widex) is a privately-owned manufacturer of hearing aids with headquarters in Denmark and Singapore with roots going back to 1878 and Siemens AG.The current company was created following the 2019 merger of Sivantos Group and Widex.Prior to that, Sivantos was spun off from Siemens after Siemens AG sold the company to EQT and Santo Holding in 2015.WS Audiology employs about 11,000 people in more than 125 countries.
The company develops, manufactures, sells and distributes hearing aids under the following brands: A&M, audibene, Audio Service, Bloom, Coselgi, hear.com, HearUSA, Lifestyle Hearing Network, Rexton, Signia, Shoebox, TruHearing, Widex and Widex Hearing Specialists.
Headquarters: Lynge, Denmark
Widex A/S is the world’s sixth largest hearing aid manufacturer. In close collaboration with international audiological researchers and specialists, the company has developed a wide range of digital hearing aid. They introduced the world's first commercially available 100% digital in-the-ear hearing aid in 1995 based on the research model developed by Oticon that same year.
Widex’s new headquarters are located in Allerød Municipality, Denmark, north of Copenhagen.
In 2018, Widex and Sivantos (which owns Signia, Rexton, TruHearing, Audibene, HearUSA and Hear.com) announced an $8B merger, creating the 3rd largest hearing conglomerate in the world.
Since March 1, 2019 Widex has been part of WS Audiology, a company formed that day through the combination of Singapore-headquartered former Siemens owned (until 2015) Sivantos with Lynge/Denmark-based Widex.
Headquarters:Eden Prairie, Minnesota, U.S.
Starkey Hearing Technologies is an American privately owned company based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota that makes hearing aids, and is one of the largest hearing aid manufacturers in the world.As of 2019, the company had more than 5,000 employees in 24 facilities, serving more than 100 markets worldwide, and is the only American-owned global hearing aid manufacturer.