Hearing Aids 2024

The office is an authorized distributor for: Oticon hearing aids, Phonak hearing aids, Resound hearing aids, Signia hearing aids, Starkey hearing aids and Widex hearing aids. Clicking on the icons above will take you to their website to view their newest hearing aids.

The list below highlights information and features regarding best hearing aids 2024. The unique features, pros & cons, pricing and warranty of Oticon, Phonak, Resound, Signia, Starkey and Widex hearing aids are highlighted. All hearing aids offer a 45-day trial period.  The list begins with standard features found in almost all best hearing aids 2024.

NOTE: To order hearing aids, you will need a current hearing test (hearing exam or audiogram) under California law performed within the last 12-months. Peninsula Hearing Services can perform this for you if you do not already have one.

Standard Features (found in hearing aids 2024)

  • Rechargeable-new hearing aids come with a standard charger.  Premium chargers that are portable and/or clean the devices are available.
  • Automatically adjust to sound with no need for manual adjustment
  • Bluetooth and Smartphone “app” compatibility with iPhone and Android smart devices
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Tinnitus program modes
  • Remote/telehealth adjustments by hearing healthcare provider
  • Noise cancellation technology
  • Different sizes offered for different degrees of hearing loss
Widex smart RIC 2024 with charger
$4,695 / pair 
3-year warranty includes repair, L &D and office visits

Widex Hearing Aid –SmartRIC 440

Pros

  • Pure Sound Technology -the fastest sound processing speed in the hearing industry is why many regard the  Moment Sheer  as the most natural sounding hearing aid and best for music enjoyment.
  • Soundsense Learn Technology – using the Widex smarthphone app, users can  personalize their listening experiences in difficult to hear listening situations by choosing from a vast inventory of settings for the hearing aids.  These changes can be done “live” at a restaurant or party.  Reduces the need to return to the audiologist for fine tuning changes for such problems.     
  • Longer Last Battery & Charger – this provides 2-days of battery life on 1 four-hour charge compared to just 1-day with the Moment-Sheer. The new charger stores up to 1-week of charge for those in busy airports or camping.
  • Excellent customer services responsiveness
  • Excellent reliability of devices, chargers and smartphone app.

Cons

  • Remote/telehealth adjustments require purchase of an accessory (approximately $100)
  • Single-sided deafness CROS models aids not available

Oticon Hearing Aid -Intent 1

Pros

  • Brain Hearing Technology – using Oticon patented artificial intelligence (AI) named Deep Neural Network, the Real processes sound automatically to make them more distinct across varying listening environments. Oticon reports a benefit of Intent is users can hear more clearly.
  • Sudden Sound Stabilizer – sudden sounds like dishes clanging or a door slamming are instantly softened, resulting in improved speech clarity and and reduced listening effort
  • Wind & Handling Stabilizer – prevents wind and handling noise from hands/hair from being processed by the hearing aid
  • Excellent reliability of devices & chargers
  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

  • Reports of poor customer service responsiveness
  • Reports of connectivity issues with smartphone app.
OTICON IMAGE
$4,895 / pair 
3-year warranty include repair, L &D and office visits

Phonak HearingAid – Lumity 90

Pros

  • Waterproof – world’s first waterproof rechargeable hearing aids
  • Smart Speech Technology – using artificial intelligence, a collection of features to improved speech understanding or reduced listening effort
  • StereoZoom 2.0 – feature that turns different microphones in the hearing aid on/off depending on the speech and noise levels for improved speech understanding in challenging environments
  • SpeechSensor – feature that detects the direction from which speech is coming from.  Helps with better speech understanding and reduces listening fatigue
  • Activent Receiver – newearpiece designed to block out background noise
  • Charge Case Go,-upgrade from standard charger that provides portable charging without an electrical outlet for up to 3 charges
  • Health Data Tracking– using the smartphone app, tracks heart rate, steps, calories burned and more.
  • Good Customer Service
  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

  • Reports of smartphone app malfunction issues
  • Reports smart app for iPhone is difficult to pair to aids
  • Reports of issues with the hearing aid automatic features
Phonak Lumity
$4,595 / pair 
3-year warranty include repair, L &D and office visits
SIGNIA
$4,395 / pair 
3-year warranty include repair, L &D and office visits

Signia Hearing Aid – Pure Charge&Go 7AX

Pros

  • Augmented Xperience Technology only hearing aid to use two computer processors to separately process speech from background noise. Designed for outstanding speech clarity.
  • Own Voice Processing – reduces echo of one’s voice for a more pleasant user experience while wearing the hearing aid
  • Dry & Clean Charger – upgrade from the standard charger that uses UV cleaning
  • eWind Screen- wind noise canceller to make conversations in wind easier.
  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

  • Reports of limited customer service responsiveness
  • Reports smartphone app has limited features

Starkey Hearing Aid -Genesis AI 24

Pros

  • Starkey Neuro Processor AI feature for for the hearing aid  to adapt to different listening situations automatically
  • Neuro Sound Technology- enables wearers to hear soft sounds without noise, distinguish words and speech more intuitively.  Also reduces listening effort.
  • Thrive Hearing Control Appsmartphone app that features: Health and activity tracking; Slip & Fall alert to selected contacts using motion sensors in the hearing aids; Reminder alerts for personal tasks, medication; Mask-mode to boosts performance to help hear people who are wearing masks.

Cons

  • Reports of poor customer service responsiveness
STARKEY
$4,795 / pair 
3-year warranty include repair, L &D and office visits
RESOUND OMNIA
$4,595 / pair 
3-year warranty include repair, L &D and office visits

Resound Hearing Aid – Nexia 9

Pros

  • Beamforming Technologyimproves hearing in noise and creates a natural listening experience
  • Check my Fit– using the Resound smart app, user can check the fit of the hearing devices with a quick “selfie” picture
  • Direct Bluetooth Streaming– Resound reports Nexia connects to new Bluetooth LE Audio with compatible devices and offers the clearest sound
  • Hands Free Phone Calls hands-free calls from iPhone, iPad and compatible Android™ devices* directly to ReSound Nexia aids
  • All Weatherproof- hearing aid is protected with nanocoating for indoor and outdoor use.
  • Excellent reliability, ease of use of smartphone app

Cons

  • Reports of poor customer service responsiveness
  • Reports of average sound quality
  • Reports of issues with charger
  • Reports of software issues to program the hearing aid