Hearing aid manufacturers
All hearing aids today use digital signal processing (DSP) technology to amplify desired sounds (such as speech or music) into a person's ear, and filter out the undesirable sounds (such as background noise). No hearing aid can do this perfectly. However, hearing aid manufacturers are always refining their technology and trying new strategies. The flagship products from any manufacturer contain the manufacturer's most recent innovations in digital signal processing, including speed of processing, background noise reduction, wireless connectivity with other products and sound quality. The articles below provide an overview of products on the market today from major hearing aid and cochlear implant companies.
Oticon is a global hearing aid manufacturer owned by Demant A/S and based in Denmark. U.S. headquarters are in Somerset, N.J.
Owned by Swiss-based Sonova Group, Phonak products can be found in more than 100 countries around the world. Its United States headquarters is in Warrenville, Illinois.
Starkey Hearing Technologies is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has a global presence in more than 18 countries.
Part of GN Store Nord and headquartered in Ballerup, Denmark, ReSound is represented globally across more than 80 different countries. U.S. headquarters are in Bloomington, Minn.
Widex was founded in Denmark in 1956. Today, the company does business in more than 100 countries worldwide and employs more than 4,000 people. In 2019, Widex merged with Sivantos to form WS Audiology A/S. Widex’s US headquarters is located in Hauppauge, New York.
Signia is the main brand belonging to Sivantos, which in 2019 merged with Widex to form WS Audiology A/S. Sivantos is headquartered in Singapore and operates in more than 25 countries. U.S. headquarters are in Pisctaway, N.J.
Unitron is a hearing aid manufacturer with U.S. headquarters in Plymouth, Minn. A Sonova brand, its products can be found in more than 46 countries worldwide.
Sonic Innovations has U.S. headquarters in Somerset, N.J., and a market presence in more than 40 countries.
Advanced Bionics is based in Los Angeles, Calif., and their products are distributed worldwide.
Cochlear has North American headquarters in Centennial, Colo., but its products are available worldwide.