Hearing Aid Overview
When it comes to modern hearing aids, there’s a wide range of options to consider. From the style of hearing aid that’s going to work best for you, to considering which features will be the most useful to your lifestyle, finding the right hearing aid is an important decision. Luckily, Focus Hearing can help. We take the time to help you choose the best option for your needs.
Hearing Aid Styles
Any change in your hearing is important to notice and can be an indicator of hearing problems. Common signs include:
Hearing Aid Features
Many hearing aid models can integrate tinnitus therapies into your hearing aid to suppress distracting noise and help you better manage your tinnitus.
A telecoil feature in your hearing aid can provide remarkable audio access to public places. Locations that use telecoil loops can broadcast sound directly to your hearing aid when your telecoil is turned on. Many airports, stadiums, museums and churches provide telecoil services for their visitors.
With the dawn of our digital era, connectivity is key. Many hearing aids are now capable of delivering streaming audio from digital devices like smartphones, directly into your ear canal making comprehension clearer and quicker.
Hearing Aid Brands
Starkey is an American company with a user-centric approach to hearing aid design. Based in Minnesota, Starkey directs its research towards listener priorities, rolling our technology that is as efficient as it is useful. Starkey led the industry in connectivity with the first made-for-iphone hearing aid, the Halo.
ReSound is a global brand based in Denmark. Known for sound quality, ReSound develops its technology hand-in-hand with its sister company Jabra, which specialized in noise canceling headphones and other audio headsets. Breakthroughs in processing sound are shared across companies, making sound quality move forward on multiple fronts.
Oticon has been making hearing aids since 1904. A Danish company, Oticon produced the world’s first completely digital hearing aid, ushering in a new frontier in hearing assistance. Oticon has focused on using digital processing breakthroughs to help replicate the way the brain truly hears sound. Oticon hearing aids are available with a wide range of options to fit any lifestyle.
With the launch of Signia in 2016, the hearing aid company Siemens began a new chapter in their century-long legacy in hearing aid development. Signia hearing aids combine integrity with cutting edge innovation. Signia hearing aids give you access to their valuable Telecare program giving you remote access to hearing specialists and programming adjustments, making adapting to new hearing aids easier than ever before.
Phonak has over seven decades of experience manufacturing hearing aids. A Swiss company, Phonak has produced hearing aids with remarkable sound quality. They produced the world’s first lithium ion rechargeable hearing aids and their rechargeable technology leads the industry.
Unitron calls Canada home and shares the same parent company as Phonak. Unitron hearing aids are developed with ease-of-use in mind. Their goal is to make the hearing aid experience feel intuitive and simple. Unitron has won multiple design awards for their streamlined design and thoughtful interface.
The Danish company Widex has a 60-year history of exceptional hearing products. Family owned, the company has made a commitment to be carbon-neutral integrating green design into their process. Widex created a new standard with the first hearing aids to incorporate tinnitus therapy. Their patented Zen Tinnitus Therapy continues to be one of the leading options for people managing tinnitus alongside hearing loss.