Hearing Aid Manufacturers
Below are a few of the brands of hearing aids that we offer at Carolina Speech and Hearing.
“We make life sound better”
ReSound was founded in 1943 and has since become a leading hearing aid manufacturer. The company has a strong focus on innovation, and since its inception it has brought many firsts to the hearing aid industry, such as the first Made for iPhone aid in 2014. GN ReSound is an experienced leader in delivering intelligent audio technology.
ReSound LiNX Quattro(tm)
ReSound recently released their newest advancement, the LiNX Quattro. The Quattro boasts clearer sounds in any environment by using the microphones full range. This allows for a crisper sound without distortion for both the highest and lowest pitches you experience in your natural environments. On top of using the full range, the Quattro also allows for the understanding of more “layers” of sound, including an improved experience while listening to music. In fact, LiNX Quattro hearing aids were preferred over other premium hearing aids when listening to music 95% of the time. (https://www.resound.com/en-us/hearing-aids/resound-hearing-aids/quattro/clarity-in-the-finer-details). With the Quattro, wireless streaming from a smartphone is a breeze. Amazingly, the Quattro is also the smallest rechargeable hearing aid with the longest battery life. With just 3 hours of charge, the Quattro can last 30 hours (https://www.resound.com/en-us/hearing-aids/resound-hearing-aids/quattro/rechargeable).
Oticon hearing solutions has a long history of advocating for people with hearing impairments. In fact, the company was born in 1904 out of a man’s fervent love for helping his wife, who had a hearing loss, live a happier and fuller life. To this day, the company still operates under their “people first” promise – to put people at the heart of every decision they make. Oticon also proudly operates their Oticon Hearing Foundation, which partners with hearing healthcare volunteers who equip impoverished people throughout the US and the world gain access to hearing aids and hearing healthcare (https://www.oticon.com/inside-oticon/we-put-people-first/oticon-hearing-foundation).
Pronounced “open”, the Opn by Oticon revolutionized the hearing aid industry upon its introduction to the market. This hearing aid utilizes Oticon’s patented BrainHearing(tm) technology, which has been clinically proven to reduce a wearer’s listening effort – even in noisy environments. Rather than focusing on one speaker sitting directly in front of the wearer like traditional hearing aids, the Opn allows wearers to listen to and participate in conversations happening all around them. With the aid’s lightning fast processing, wearers are able to switch their attention from one conversation to another whenever they want. Opn hearing aids are available in three different styles and three different performance levels.
“Life sounds brilliant”
Signia is considered the “forward-thinking brand” under the Sivantos Group umbrella. Although Signia is a relatively new player as far as hearing aid manufacturers go, the Sivantos Group has roots dating all the way back to 1913. The Sivantos Group has grown substantially, and now manufacturers one in four hearing aids that are fitted worldwide. The Sivantos Group employs about 5,000 people and operates out of 25 countries.
Signia recently unveiled their newest and most stylish hearing aids ever- the Signia Styletto. The Styletto is the world’s first slim Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) hearing aid to hit the market. Its sleek design is not only stylish and beautiful, it is also more comfortable than traditional RIC hearing aids. Styletto hearing aids also come equipped with the powerful technology you can expect from Signia aids, including profound sound quality and Own Voice Processing (OVP(tm)) technology. OVP technology works to help make your own voice sound as crisp and natural as possible – a common complain amongst hearing aid wearers. Styletto hearing aids are also rechargeable and perfect for on-the-go wearers.
“Hearing solutions that change people’s lives”
Phonak was originally founded by a group of investors in Zurich in 1947. The company expanded to the United States in 1989, and is now a truly international company, being represented in over 100 countries. Phonak strives to continue to push the boundaries of technology to help solve even the toughest issues facing those with hearing loss.
Phonak Belong(tm) Platform
The Belong(tm) platform by Phonak is a series of hearing aids that has been released over the course of the last few years. These hearing aids include the Naída B, Audéo B, Virto B, and Sky B. Each of these hearing aids boast a different style and are best suited for different degrees of hearing loss. The Naída B is the newest addition and offers powerful technology solutions, including SoundRecover2. SoundRecover2 technology that makes higher pitched sounds (that are more likely to be lost) more audible, while still preserving natural sounding lower pitched noises. Phonak’s Binaural VoiceStream technology also helps to boost speech intelligibility, even in difficult environments.
“Helping people hear is our business”
Widex was founded in 1956 and has been family owned and operated ever since. Since it’s humble beginnings, Widex has grown to be the largest manufacturer of hearing aids on the globe. The company employs about 4,000 people and Widex hearing aids are sold in over 100 countries.
Widex EVOKE ™
The newest member of the Widex family is their EVOKE ™ hearing aids. These hearing aids are definitely a revolution in hearing technology, as they are the first truly “smart” hearing aids. Not only do EVOKE hearing aids come equipped with powerful technology that makes conversing in loud places easier, but they also evolve and “learn” along with their wearer. With their SoundSense technology, EVOKE is able to learn your personal listening preferences. Using anonymous aggregate data from all of its users, EVOKE intuitively creates a better listening environment for everyone. EVOKE aids also use powerful geotagging technology. This way, EVOKE hearing aids automatically adjust to different settings as wearers enter different environments.
Starkey Hearing Technologies
“Helping people hear, it’s the reason we’re here!”
Starkey is one of the only fully American owned and operated manufacturers of hearing solutions. In 1967, the company was founded by William Austin out of Eden Prairie, Minnesota with the vision that “alone we can’t do much. Together, we can change the world”. The company is still headquartered in Eden Prairie and still operates under Austin’s original vision. The company also employs a strong focus on philanthropy. Through their Starkey Hearing Foundation (https://www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org/) about 1 million people now wear hearing aids who wouldn’t have otherwise had the means or opportunity to do so.
Starkey Livio(tm) Al
The Livio Al is a brand-new innovation from Starkey technologies. This hearing aid is revolutionizing the industry with its use of artificial intelligence to not only provide high-caliber sound quality, but also monitor body and brain health as well. Using Starkey’s Hearing Reality(tm) technology, speech is more easily understood in both noisy and quiet environments. The Livio employs premier wireless streaming capabilities and can be seamlessly connected to both Apple and Android devices. While connected, the Livio automatically and intuitively uses geotagging technology to adjust settings to your location. For example, the Livio understand that a different setting is needed when you are at the gym versus when you are at home. On top of this, the Livio is also the first hearing aid to come equipped with advanced sensors that monitor your brain and body health, allowing you to set and monitor your personal health goals.