About Hearing Aids

There are more than 20 hearing aid manufacturers selling their products in the United States. At The Hearing Place, we are knowledgeable about these brands and carry a large variety of styles. How do we decide which style is for you? We talk to you, assess your hearing loss, then we evaluate what is the best value for you while considering multiple price points and styles.

Hearing aid styles

Hearing aids are available in analog or digital models. Analog hearing aids have been on the market for years. These are less expensive than digital hearing aids but are short on features and overall sound quality. Digital hearing aids produce a cleaner sound quality than analog models and can be programmed by computer to achieve a high level of adjustment.

In addition to choosing the model, a new hearing aid wearer must also select how they want to wear them. The closer to the eardrum, the better the sound will be.

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Want to hear what a patient has to say about digitial hearing aids? Listen to what our own Brenda has to say about her experience with "hearing in color:"

Hearing Aid Styles

There are 6 types of hearing aids:


BTE: Behind the Ear
This type fits over the ear and rests behind it.

Hearing Aid BTW

About the Manufacturers

EarQ logo

For nearly a decade, EarQ has been providing patients greater access to the finest hearing loss solutions available today. Featuring more research and development than any other hearing technology brand, EarQ hearing devices are protected by the EarQ 4-Year Secure Warranty—the longest and most comprehensive warranty available in the industry today.

Oticon logo

Oticon’s promise is People First and Oticon is rapidly becoming among the top brands as more hearing impaired users experience the natural sound quality and wonderful capability of hearing even in background noise. With high sound fidelity, spatial natural hearing, and the technology to wirelessly connect, Oticon manufactures a digital computer programmable hearing aid in virtually every style and for all ranges of hearing loss.

Signia/Siemens logo

For over a hundred years, Signia/Siemens has been leading in the development and production of high quality hearing systems. They are known for their innovative technique, research, and global approach to hearing solutions for everyone. Signia/Siemens holds numerous patents for improving the quality, sound, and wearability of hearing systems.

ReSound logo

GN ReSound is a subsidiary of GN Store Nord, a global communications company. It operates with the philosophy that technological innovations make sense only if they deliver actual user benefit. GN ReSound looks for inspiration in the everyday realities faced by those with hearing loss and cooperates closely with associations, scientists, and academics to turn their insights and discoveries into benefits.

Starkey logo

Starkey, founded in 1967 in Minneapolis, is a world leader in the design, development, and distribution of hearing solutions. The company philosophy is to focus on the whole patient journey and not just the hearing aid. Starkey is constantly working to engineer devices that are smaller, more powerful, and easier to use. Their product line, the X Series IQ, now includes the OtoLens, the world’s first invisible-in-the-canal hearing aid.

Sonic Innovations logo

Sonic Innovations has based their line of products on the 4S foundation.

• Sound that is natural
• Speech understanding in noise
• Simplicity in everything we do
• Style that stands out

Unitron logo

Unitron Hearing has been operating for over 40 years and is based in Minnesota. They strive to deliver solutions that satisfy every hearing loss, lifestyle, and budget while offering the most features at the best value in their product category.

We feature Unitron's flex-trial program. It allows you to try the hearing instruments at different levels of technology for a couple of weeks with no obligation.

Unitron Flex Trial

Rexton logo

For over 50 years, Rexton has provided hearing health professionals with innovative and intelligent solutions for improved hearing. They provide for the unique needs of the hearing impaired community by developing high quality, reliable, and affordable solutions.

Phonak logo

Phonak, headquartered near Zurich, Switzerland, has developed, produced, and globally distributed state-of-the-art hearing systems and wireless devices for over 50 years. The combination of expertise in hearing technology, mastery in acoustics and strong cooperation with hearing care professionals allows Phonak to significantly improve people’s hearing ability and quality of life. Their philosophy is embodied in the phrase, “Life is On.” It represents providing clients with the confidence to live a full and active life without limitations or restrictions.

Warranty and Repair

On all devices, we offer a 2-4 year repair warranty and 2 year loss and damage coverage.

We always offer the EarQ 4-Year Secure Warranty on EarQ products.

The EarQ Secure Warranty

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