There are quite a few hearing aid suppliers which are showcased below. Each manufacturer has some unique product while there are also a lot of similarities between them.
Sonova includes Phonak and Unitron. William Demant includes Oticon, Bernafon and Sonic. Resound and Beltone are the same, and Signia (Sivantos’ new Brand for what was Siemens Audiology), Starkey and Widex are not sub-brands of other suppliers. The two largest international interests in hearing technology research and development are Sonova and William Demant Holdings, which means Phonak and Oticon.
Phonak Hearing Aids
Phonak’s goal is to improve the quality of life of people with hearing loss. Phonak is the innovative force in hearing acoustics. With our creative solutions, we strive to overcome technological limitations - so that all people are able to hear, understand and fully enjoy life's rich landscapes of sound.
Phonak stands for innovative solutions in the field of hearing. In our opinion, this is the only way to create hearing aids for all kinds of hearing loss, all lifestyles, ages or budgets. The great variety of our innovations offers a suitable hearing aid for all individuals.
Unitron Hearing Aids
Unitron is one of the fastest growing, most successful hearing instrument manufacturers.
"We’re all around the world, but our relationships are decidedly local. We’re a global company that designs and manufactures really great hearing instruments. That’s what we do. More important is why we do it. We do it because hearing matters. We partner with dedicated hearing healthcare professionals around the world who share our belief that hearing well is a beautiful thing.”
Sivantos (Siemens) Hearing Aids
We are one of the world’s top manufacturers of hearing aids. Sivantos Group companies serve hearing care professionals globally, and have built up market-leading positions in many countries. In fact we are proud to develop and manufacture one out of every four hearing aids being used worldwide. We have helped people with hearing loss for far more than 100 years.
We offer hearing aids branded Siemens, Signia, Audio Service, Rexton and A&M. Complementary accessories, fitting software, smartphone apps and diagnostics workflow solutions are also part of our portfolio. Today, Sivantos Group employs about 5,000 people in more than 25 countries. They all do their best to help hearing impaired people to enjoy the sound of life.
Widex Hearing Aids
Widex is a family owned company founded in Denmark in 1956. Today, it is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hearing aids. Widex hearing aids are sold in more than 100 countries around the world, and the company employs over 4,000 people worldwide.
We develop digital technology at a level of quality that few can match, and this has forged our reputation as one of the most innovative manufacturers in the industry. Our uncompromising approach to innovation has led to such advances as the world’s first digital in-the-ear hearing aid, as well as our own revolutionary wireless technology.
Our mission is to provide the absolute best hearing aids and customer services. We offer the most advanced, natural sound on the market. Our products let people connect and communicate easily.
Helping people hear is our business
Starkey Hearing Aids
Starkey Hearing Technologies is much more than the hearing aids we produce. We are in the business of connecting people and changing lives. We believe being able to hear the world and the people around us is as essential to the human experience as breathing.
As a world leader in manufacturing and delivering advanced hearing solutions, our goal is to bring people together and make lives richer by empowering individuals to reach their full potential in life.
In 1967, William F. Austin founded our company with the simple premise, "Alone we can't do much. Together, we can change the world." We live that vision every day – and it's why with every Starkey Hearing Technologies' product purchased, we donate to Starkey Hearing Foundation to help more people in need around the world receive the gift of hearing. To date we have given over 1 million hearing aids to people around the world.
Resound Hearing Aids
ReSound provides excellent sound by offering innovative hearing solutions that combine original thinking and design with solid technology - all based on deep audiological insight and understanding of hearing aid users.
ReSound constantly strives to develop better solutions that help people rediscover hearing - so they can live rich, active and fulfilling lives.
With roots that reach all the way back to 1943, ReSound has been responsible for a number of hearing industry firsts: WDRC (Wide Dynamic Range Compression) broke new ground for sound processing. DFS (Digital Feedback Suppression) was the first system to effectively eliminate howling and sound distortion.
Oticon Hearing Aids
Getting older no longer means settling down. People expect more from life than ever. And we do everything we can to deliver.
Today’s aging generation takes care of their health and wellbeing, they are better educated and informed than previous generations and they want to stay connected to the world around them. We use the insight we get from these hearing aid users to shape our solutions and we work together with hearing care professionals to empower users to live the life they want.
Bernafon Hearing Aids
Since 1946, Bernafon has been passionate about developing and marketing quality hearing systems that enable people with hearing difficulties to enjoy authentic listening experiences. With Swiss Engineering, precision technology and Bernafon's commitment to individual service, we strive to exceed our customers' expectations. Bernafon's aim is to provide extra value to our partners every day. Bernafon representatives and employees in over 70 countries fulfill our vision.