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What do the different types of hearing aid brands sound like?

Each brand has its own sound / sound, which means that the hearing aid, even without setting, already emits a certain sound. Sound is very personal, what one person thinks sounds fantastic, another may find terrible. Below is an overview of the different sounds per brand:

Oticon

  • Has a light and clear sound, so speech comes out well, but it can ensure that contact noises (keys, cups, etc.) come across a bit more intense.

Phonak

  • Has a clear sound, which can sometimes appear a bit sharp, but otherwise gives a very quiet sound. The sound of Phonak is very accessible, making it an easy sound to get used to, especially for beginning hearing aid wearers.

ReSound

  • Has a sharp but clear sound, this ensures that the speech comes up well but is less set for comfort. This can cause contact noises (keys, cups, etc.) to be more intense. It may therefore be a little more difficult for novice hearing aid wearers to get used to this sound.

Signia

  • Has a clear and sharp sound, so speech comes out well but can also cause the sound to come across as a bit restless.

Starkey

  • Has a light and sharp sound, so speech comes out well but Starkey is still comfortable and contact noises are not exaggerated. The sound of Starkey is very accessible, making it an easy sound to get used to, especially for beginning hearing aid wearers.

Widex

  • Has a warm and full sound, it is a very comfortable sound but ensures that speech comes out well. Especially for music lovers (classical) Widex fits in well with this because it does not become too sharp / shrill and the music therefore continues to sound beautiful.

Unitron

  • Has a clear sound with a tinny edge, the high tones come out well so that the speech comes across clearly. It may be that with classical music this sound causes it to come across as a bit tinny / metallic.