Hearing Aids from Virtue Hearing Aid Center
As an independently owned and operated hearing aid center, Virtue Hearing Aid Center offers hearing aids from the leading hearing aid manufacturers. Our independence allows us the freedom to recommend the most appropriate hearing device for a client’s hearing loss. Each brand listed below is known for offering reliable hearing aids that offer a comfortable listening experience for the wearer. With the results of your hearing screening, our hearing aid dispenser, Christopher Medina, will be able to recommend a hearing aid model that is most suited for your unique loss and lifestyle. Learn more about the different hearing aid brands below and contact us today to schedule your no-obligation hearing aid consultation.
Hearing Aid Brands We Offer
Starkey Hearing Technologies is an American manufacturer of hearing aids, founded in 1967 and based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Starkey utilizes data and research collected from the Starkey Research Institute to design their innovative hearing devices. Starkey was awarded the 2015 Silver Edison Award for the Halo Made for iPhone hearing aid. The Halo opens up a world of accessibility to wearers, allowing them to control their hearing aid functions with their iPhones. Wearers are also able to stream phone conversations, music and media directly to their hearing aids. Starkey’s latest product is the Muse Made for Life hearing aid. The Muse is powered by a new Synergy platform, with five times the processing power of previous Starkey platforms.
Signia and Siemens
Founded over 130 years ago in Berlin, Siemens is one of the world’s oldest hearing aid manufacturers. Their history and experience have brought major technological advancements to hearing technology, with the world’s first fully digital hearing aid (Aquaris) and the first hearing aid to outperform normal hearing (binax). Using e2e wireless technology to turn four microphones into an eight microphone network, the Signia Primax hearing aid allows wearers to hear with clarity in challenging noise situations. Siemens hearing aids are equipped with high definition sound resolution, which provides wearers with a full spectrum of sound in their environment. The hearing aid division was sold to Sivantos in 2015 and they have recently begun branding their hearing aids as Signia.
Rexton hearing aids operate out of Minnesota and are manufactured by Siemens. Powered by QuadCore Technology, Rexton hearing aids offer the industry’s most energy efficient binaural hearing platform without sacrificing quality. Rexton hearing aids are fully automatic, with features that are simple to control. With wireless connectivity, Rexton hearing aids allow wearers to connect to their personal electronic devices to stream high quality audio directly to their ears. Audio Exchange is at the core of Rexton hearing aids – an exchange of voice data between hearing aids, to boost speech recognition. Rexton hearing aids come in a variety of styles (receiver-in-canal, behind-the-ear, and assorted in-the-ear/in-the-canal) and treat varying degrees of hearing loss, from mild to severe.
Phonak, a Swiss manufacturer of hearing aids, was founded in 1947 with the mission to reconnect people to their lives and loved ones through better hearing technology. Phonak has produced the Lyric, the first fully invisible hearing aid that may be worn up to 4 months at a time without removal. Known as “contact lenses for the ears,” the Lyric is inserted deep in the ear canal and may be worn in daily activities such as exercise. Phonak also offers three main families of hearing aids: Audeo V, Bolero V, and Virto V. They differ in the styles they are worn (receiver-in-canal, behind-the-ear, and customizable in-the-ear/in-the-canal, respectively), as well as with different technology levels to treat different degrees of hearing loss. Phonak also has a popular line of pediatric hearing aids known as SkyQ.
Founded in 1964 in Canada’s “Silicon Valley,” Unitron is committed to making life better through innovation. Using feedback from hearing specialists and focus groups, Unitron’s hearing aids have been shaped by real-life experience with hearing aids. Unitron hearing aids are powered by the North Platform, a sound processing platform that offers precise classifications of sound environments. North Platform focuses especially on conversation, with four modes: quiet, small group, crowd, and noise. Best-selling Unitron models include the Moxi, a receiver-in-canal hearing aid with five different technology levels to treat varying degrees of hearing loss; the Stride, behind-the-ear and in-the-ear hearing aids also in five technology levels; and the Max, a behind-the-ear hearing aid to treat severe to profound hearing loss. Unitron offers a trial, called Flex, for clients to become accustomed to and find the best fit for their hearing aids. Data is collected from wearer preferences, and is used to provide the most personal listening experience.
Hearing Aid Trial: Take a Test Drive
Hearing is an intensely personal, subjective experience. As such, we at Virtue Hearing believe it is crucial to try different hearing aids before you make a decision to buy. With so many different hearing aid models and features available, how do we figure out which one is best for you? The answer is simple: take a test drive.Learn more
Hearing Aid Styles
Completely in Canal (CIC)
One of the smallest and most popular hearing aids available. They are custom molded to fit inside your ear canal making them mostly invisible to the outside observer.
Invisible in the Canal (IIC)
Worn deep in the ear canal. These aids are a great option for people with up to moderate hearing loss who don’t want their hearing aids to show.
Behind the Ear (BTE)
A plastic case rests behind the ear, and a very fine clear tube runs into the ear canal. Inside the ear canal, a small, soft silicone dome or a custom earpiece tip holds the tube in place.
Receiver in the Ear (RIC)
Similar to the behind-the-ear hearing aid. The speaker of the hearing aid is placed inside the ear canal, and thin electrical wires replace the acoustic tube of the BTE.
In the Ear (ITE)
All parts of the aid are contained in a shell that fills in the outer part of the ear. These aids are larger than canal aids and, for some people, may be easier to handle than smaller aids.
In the Canal (ITC)
Slightly larger than completely-in-canal (CIC) hearing aids, but still considered cosmetically appealing. All of the components are encased within a lightweight plastic shell.