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The world of hearing healthcare can be overwhelming. There are so many different brands, and so many different retail outlets to choose from. Have you ever heard the following questions?

  • How are all the hearing aid brands related?
  • Which hearing aid companies own which retail outlets?
  • Who really manufactures X brand of hearing aids?

To provide a very quick (and visual) answer to each of these questions, we have put together the following Hearing Technology Industry Map:

Hearing Aid Brands

Check out the image version (above) or this full-screen interactive version.

We tried our hardest to make the interactive map easy to read, but if you have difficulty, please checkout the outline below (not updated as frequently). We used online information as well as information from a few industry insiders to put this list together, but please let us know if you see any inaccuracies and or additions. Feel free to use the commenting system at the bottom of this page!

Please note: The brand map depicted in the image above (and outline below) reflect our best educated guesses as to associations between companies, brands, etc. Linkages do not always indicate full ownership of brand x by company y. Any corrections may be suggested using the inline commenting system or by contacting info@hearingtracker.com. 

Hearing Technology Industry Map (link)

Single Brand Companies

Earlens (link)

SeboTek (link)

Persona Medical (link)

Cochlear (link)

Med-El (link) – Cochlear Implant Brand

General Hearing Instruments (link)

Audina Hearing Instruments (link)

audifon (link)

Medtronic (link)

Sophono (link) – Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Brand

Esteem (link) – Middle Ear Implant Hearing Aid Brand

iHEAR (link) – Internet-Based Hearing Aid Brand

William Demant (link)

Hearing Aid Brands

Oticon (link)

AGX (link)

Bernafon (link)

Sonic (link)

Selectic (link)

NovaSense (link)

Audika (link)

Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Brands

Oticon Medical (link)

Cochlear Implant Brands

Oticon Medical (link)

Retail

Whisper (link)

Hearing life (link)

Accuquest (link)

Avada (link)

ListenUP! Canada (link)

Van Boxtel hoorwinkels (link)

Other

HealthyHearing.com (link)

Your Hearing Network (link)

AHAA (link)

Sennheiser Communications (link)

Joint venture with Sennheiser KG

Diagnostic Instruments (link)

gsi (link)

Amplivox (link)

MedRx (link)

Interacoustics (link)

Micromedical (link)

Maico (link)

Widex (link)

Hearing Aid Brands

Widex (link)

AGX (link)

Coselgi (link)

Retail

Widex

“Widex” retail shops exist in Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Hungary, Brazil, Argentina and Chile

Bloom (link)

Active in Europe, Australia and Asia

Helix Hearing Care (link)

Audiofon (link)

Retail in Poland and Russia

Other

AMG (link)

Lifestyle Hearing (link)

Starkey (link)

Hearing Aid Brands

Starkey (link)

Nu-Ear (link)

Audibel (link)

Micro-Tech (link)

AGX (link)

AudioSync

Retail

All American Hearing Centers (link)

Audibel (link)

ihear (link) – Australia

Other

American Hearing Benefits (link)

Sonova (link)

Cochlear Implant Brands:

Advanced Bionics (link)

Hearing Aid Brands

Phonak (link)

Unitron (link)

Lyric (link)

Hansaton (link)

Audicus (link)

Sonova owns Hansaton, which produces
Audicus-brandedhearing aids.

Retail

Connect Hearing (link)

AudioNova (link)

HearingPlanet.com (link)

Audicus.com (link)

AuditionSanté (link)

Boots Hearingcare (link)

Lapperre (link)

Other

Epic Hearing Healthcare (link)

Sivantos (link)

Hearing Aid Brands

Signia (link)

Siemens (link)

Rexton (link)

Miracle Ear (link)

Audio Service (link)

A&M Hearing (link)

AGX (link)

Kirkland Signature (link)

Sivantos recently won Costco contract

Retail

HearUSA (link)

Hear.com (link)

CVS (link)

Rexton aids sold at select CVS
pharmacies.

audibene (link)

GN Group (link)

Hearing Aid Brands

Resound (link)

Interton (link)

Beltone (link)

Danalogic (link)

Kirkland Signature (link)

Recently lost Costco contract.

AGX (link)

Retail

Beltone (link)

Other

Audigy Group (link)

Jabra (link)

Audiology Systems (link)

IntriCon (link)

Hearing Aid Brands

HiHealthInnovations (link)

EarVenture (link)

Jointly owned by IntriCon and the Academyof
Doctors of Audiology

Components

For hearing aids

For PSAPs

Amplifon (link)

Retail

Miracle Ear (link)

Hear More Canada (link)

Link to press
release:http://www.miracle-ear.ca/news/media-release-august-4-2016

National Hearing Care (link)

Bay Audiology (link)

Focus Hören (link)

die Hörmeister

Other

Elite Hearing Network (link)

Zounds (link)

Hearing Aid Brands

Zounds (link)

Eriksson Hearing (link)

Retail

Zounds (link)

America Hears (link)

Retail

Hearing Lab Technology (link)

Sam’s Clubs (link)

Direct

America Hears (link)

Blamey & Saunders (Australia) (link)

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  • Prakash

    Thanks for the nice overview. Small comment, the picture in the “larger view” is not updated, atleast for Sonova and Sivantos.

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  • It’s so true that hearing healthcare can feel overwhelming. I love the picture in this post; it really helps me understand hearing healthcare, since I’m such a visual learner. My husband has been wanting to get hearing aids for months. His ears just don’t work as well as they used to. Would you say that a certain brand is better than other for first time hearing aid buyers?
    Megan | http://www.torontohearingservices.com/en/hearing_aids.html

  • Rj0821

    Miracle Ear is not a Sivantos brand, it is an Amplifon brand.

    • Good point, but Miracle Ear’s hearing aids are made exclusively by Sivantos, no? So what we are saying is Miracle Ear is a brand name under which Sivantos (Siemens) hearing aids are sold.

      • Bedford Hearing Aids

        exactly

  • Mary

    Hearing aids run the spectrum in size, features, price and even the way that they’re placed within your ear. Take the research off of your plate and choose a customized solution based on what makes the most sense for you. Read more about it here: http://www.hearlink.com.au/industry-news/which-type-of-hearing-aid-works-best-for-you/.

  • evan

    What does it mean when you classified NuEar as retail?

    • Good catch. NuEar should be under hearing aid brands, like the written outline. We’ll fix that!

  • Gowrishankar

    Audioservice, AM are brands of Sivantos

  • Gowrishankar

    Sivantos logo has changed
    Signia is another brand of Sivantos
    The name of the parent company of hear[dot]com is Audibene

    • We have updated the Sivantos logo. Thanks for letting us know. With regard to your comment about Audibene. Here’s a snippet from a press release from Sivantos:

      Furthermore, Sivantos will continue to develop its online presence to exploit the huge potential of underserved hearing impaired people. With the acquisition of audibene, the world’s biggest online platform for hearing case management, Sivantos has gained a strategic advantage. Lead generation and customer conversion in the baby boomer segment are creating value for all distribution channels.

      Link: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160125005300/en/Sivantos-Celebrates-Record-Year-Introduces-Signia-Hearing

  • Gowrishankar

    Audionova was acquired by Sonova

  • Gowrishankar

    GN Resound has acquired audigy

    • I thought Audigy aids (under the AGX label) were produced by a number of manufacturers.

  • Caleb Rhodes

    Missing Audina, Magnatone, Audifon, Newport. Sivantos also markets diagnostic equipment under the Siemens and primus brands.

    • Caleb, thanks, we’ll get those added. Regarding “Audina, Magnatone, Audifon, Newport” are all of those independent? I have Persona Medical listed and on their site it says “Persona Medical is a trademark of Magnatone Hearing Aid Corporation”

      • Caleb Rhodes

        Audina and Audifon are independent small manufacturers. I didn’t realize Magnatone had rebranded to persona, and it looks like Newport was rolled into connect.