Which Brands of Hearing Aids are the Best?
Hearing loss varies by individual. The hearing aids that your relative or neighbor loves wearing may or may not be right for your needs. At Richmond Hearing Doctors we offer a wide variety of hearing aids from the world’s top manufacturers.
To get fitted for hearing aids, call us to make an appointment. Talk with our hearing aid experts and get a thorough hearing screening so we know what type of hearing loss you have.
We’ll work with you to help you find the hearing device that best suits your needs, your lifestyle and your budget.
Oticon is a global leader in hearing science and technology. Oticon wants to ensure that customers are comfortable with their hearing aids so they can get back to enjoying an active lifestyle without interruptions. Each year the company honors their slogan to “put people first” by recognizing those with hearing loss who have positively impacted their local communities.
Phonak is a globally trusted distributor of hearing aids. They are well known for their wireless and rechargeable products as well as their new dust and water-resistant hearing aids. Phonak also funds a charity called Hear the World, aimed at providing disadvantaged people with hearing loss the ability to hear again.
Lyric Hearing Aids
Lyric hearing aids are considered “extended wear” hearing aids and you can wear them comfortably around the clock for months at a time. The devices don’t require batteries and are completely invisible when placed inside your ear. Thanks to their unique design there is minimal signal processing and great sound quality.
Resound’s hearing aid styles for adults and children are some of the most varied on the market, including models that are among the smallest and most powerful available. In addition, the company offers sophisticated digital technology to meet the specific needs of military veterans and others with special hearing needs.
Signia is a world-leader in hearing aid technology. They’ve developed and perfected countless hearing aids that have been clinically proven to work better than natural hearing. They operate in over 120 countries worldwide and provide millions of people with custom-fit hearing devices.
Starkey Hearing Technologies understands the human element of audiology. For over 50 years, they’ve been able to restore rich, full lives to those with hearing loss through their technology. The company recognizes what a life changing event hearing well again can be — not only for those with hearing loss, but for their families as well. Starkey has a wide variety of hearing aid styles and specialized hearing devices, so every patient can be fitted to meet their needs.
Widex is one of the largest manufacturers of hearing aids and takes pride in having remained a family-owned company since its inception. The company has a large selection of traditional hearing aids and offers niche products for conditions such as tinnitus. Widex aims to create the best sound quality possible for their customers by continuing to develop their product line. Their research and development has been responsible for countless breakthroughs in hearing aid technology.
Unitron is an award-winning manufacturer of hearing aids. They have a unique design approach that focuses on simplicity and appeals to many hearing aid shoppers. With this mindset they’ve been able to create the world’s smallest hearing aid, among other products.
Optional Features and Accessories
Many hearing aids we offer come with optional features like directional microphones, listening programs and Bluetooth® compatibility as well as accessories to help with TV watching and hands-free cell phone connection. Assistive listening devices are available when hearing aids are not enough or not an option.
Patients with hearing loss may be eligible for a free amplified, captioned telephone to help you communicate with others easily and effortlessly. The CaptionCall phone features a transcript of each conversation and an amplified handset that provides loud, clear sound. To qualify for a phone, call us and schedule an appointment for a hearing evaluation and we will verify your hearing loss. During your hearing consultation, we will be happy to discuss additional options for improving your communication abilities and reconnecting with friends and loved ones.
ClearCaptions and Sprint CapTel are providers of free phone captioning services that deliver
near real-time call captions of phone conversations for anyone hard-of-hearing or with any form
of hearing loss. These free captioning services are paid for through a fund administered by the
Federal Communications Commission for anyone hard-of-hearing or with any form of hearing
loss. There is no cost to qualified individuals whose hearing loss inhibits their phone use.