What’s Best – Starkey, ReSound, Oticon, Or Phonak? Choosing Which Hearing Aid Is Right For You

by | 06/17/2021 | Hearing Aids, Patient Resources

Choosing which hearing aid is right for you is a tough decision. If you’re the type of person that struggles to decide what to order at a restaurant, then you’ll probably find yourself running around in circles trying to make your decision.

Don’t worry; you’re certainly not alone in that dilemma.

In our clinic, we are often asked, “What hearing aids are the best?

While we favor certain brands of hearing aids, we understand that many factors go into your decision – which is not necessarily the price.

Whether it’s your listening preferences, lifestyle, or occupation, there are so many different things to consider, and sometimes it’s best to have the extra guidance from a medical professional.

For professional advice, contact us today.

Which Hearing Aid Manufacturer Is Best For You?

To answer short, there is no one manufacturer which is more superior to the other.

Hearing is so unique to the individual that a one-size-fits-all approach does not apply here, as it all depends on a patient’s unique circumstances.

Here at All About Hearing, we like to compare it to computers.  You can have a Dell, HP, Lenovo, or any type of computer, but at the end of the day, they are all very similar.

Just like hearing aids, they all have their own unique software and processing systems that work well for different types of people. It all comes down to doing your research and working alongside your audiologist to find a device that is right for you.

As Midland’s most advanced experts, we have a longstanding reputation for providing high-level care. This has been credited for working alongside some of the most renowned manufacturers.

Currently, the main manufacturers which have been impressing us are ReSound, Signia, and Phonak.

What Factors Should You Take Into Consideration?

Although we encourage patients to go in as open-minded as possible, it is always beneficial to do a little research beforehand.

Before recommending a specific hearing device, we would always take into consideration a few factors:

  • The type of hearing loss. This is hands down the most important factor, as some hearing losses are not compatible with certain styles of hearing aids.
  • A person’s lifestyle. The features in a hearing aid are chosen partly by what a person’s hearing needs are. For example, an executive with a young family will find himself in way more listening environments than someone who doesn’t go out much.
  • The size and shape of the ear. It’s impossible to fit certain hearing aids in certain ears.
  • A person’s dexterity. Some aids are easier to maneuver than others.
  • The person’s age. Certain types of devices are not suitable for children.
  • A person’s phone. Yes, you heard right! Some hearing aids are compatible with different types of phones.

Deciding Which Hearing Aids Are ‘The One’

It’s completely natural to feel a little overwhelmed at the start of your hearing healthcare journey.

Thousands of others have been in your shoes, and most of the time, it’s not as easy as picking up a device and purchasing it right away.

Whenever you make any investment, big or small, you want to ensure that you are looking into all of the options available without rushing.

Not only that, but choosing to partner with a team of hearing experts is the most essential part of your decision, as they will be able to guide and assist you wherever they can.

Having cared for the hearing health of Midland for many years, our specialists have dealt with ears in all shapes and sizes. We understand the emotions others may go through, particularly when taking that first step.

If you or a loved one is having difficulty with their hearing, please know that we are happy to help.

Whether you have a question, would like guidance, or simply want to know more about the options available, our team of experts will be on hand to assist you with anything you need.

To schedule your appointment, simply get in touch at (432) 689-2220 or click here to “Request a Callback.”

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Inas Al Rubaye

Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Inas graduated from Baghdad Medical College in 2008. She was an intern in audiology and speech therapy for 2 years. Inas received her master’s in audiology in 2013. She worked as an audiologist until she moved to the United States in 2016. In the United States, she received her certification as a hearing conservationist (COHC), and then became licensed as an audiologist assistant in 2017. She worked in Houston, TX as an audiology assistant, and then moved to Midland, TX where she volunteered at the emergency room at Midland Memorial Hospital (MMH). Inas is currently in the process of becoming a licensed hearing instrument specialist.

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