Since the hearing aid industry can be a fairly competitive market, there are numerous companies marketing and distributing their products. From the traditional brands such as Cochlear and NuVasive, to the less familiar brands such as Epi-Ear and SONAR, there is a wide range of choices from which to choose.
We’ve compiled a list of the most popular brands from the hearing aid market, and it’s well worth adding any of your favorites too.
The variety is huge, and that includes the fact that some of these brands offer the same features in a variety of different configurations. And each one has their own unique style and features. For example, the SONAR is a great all-around hearing aid, but it also comes with a pair of binaural microphones that are more than capable of detecting the difference between a person’s left and right ears.
SONAR was originally marketed as a multi-frequency, omnidirectional, battery driven omnidirectional hearing aid. With the arrival of multi-microphone devices, SONAR is being phased out and replaced by the new Sona, which is actually a single-microphone device that features both binaural and uni-directional functionality. And it seems to be getting even more mainstream with the release of the Bose SoundLink.
The Bose SoundLink is a mini-sonar device that is also a bluetooth speakerphone that can be used to listen to music or play games. The SoundLink will cost $99 and have a rechargeable battery that lasts up to seven hours. A new study published in the journal Cochrane reviews the efficacy of sound therapy devices. It found that the SoundLink is more effective than standard hearing aids in the treatment of tinnitus and noise-induced hearing loss.
The article also concluded that the SoundLink is more effective than other methods for improving hearing loss. The study looked at eight studies which included 1,873 patients with tinnitus, 1,500 patients with noise-induced hearing loss, and 1,000 patients with mild-to-moderate hearing loss. The SoundLink was found to be more effective than other methods in the treatment of tinnitus and noise-induced hearing loss.
While the SoundLink is still a rather expensive device, the results are promising and the device is definitely worth considering for more serious hearing loss.
If you are interested in hearing aids and want to know more, I highly recommend our free guide to hearing aid brands.
It’s also worth noting that hearing aids are still relatively new and there will always be some variation in how they are used and which sound is best for each individual. I’m personally not a big fan of hearing aids, but I hope that one day I will be the one writing about them.
I have an audiophile friend who has had great success with a pair of hearing aids that he uses exclusively. The hearing aids are connected to his computer via a cable, and I use the same kind of cable that he uses. He has gotten me to use a couple of them, and I have gotten him to use the other one. Both are relatively expensive, but the hearing aids that he uses are very effective at improving his hearing.