If you’re shopping for hearing aids, then you’ve probably figured out there are a whole lot of companies out there, not to mention the different aids made by each of them. In this rundown, we’ll take a look at two of our favorite providers, ReSound and Signia, and review exactly what each of them has to offer.
ReSound, known for its top-rated tinnitus relief and cochlear implant compatibility, manufactures hearing aids in a variety of styles. In our tests, we also found their hearing aids to be some of the most comfortable and durable.
Signia, another one of our favorite manufacturers, offers hearing aids to suit just about any level of hearing loss, from mild to severe and profound. Their proprietary OVP (Own Voice Processing) technology also allows the user to hear voices more clearly and naturally.
Signia and ReSound Devices
When it comes to device options, ReSound doesn’t offer as wide of a selection as Signia. With that said, ReSound does offer a variety of accessories such as TV streamers and remote microphones that can augment their functionality. ReSound also offers a handy smartphone app that allows you to remotely adjust the settings on your hearing aids without having to remove them from your ears.
Their most recent model, ReSound ONE, offers an individualized hearing experience through the use of an additional microphone placed in one’s ear canal. This model also features advanced background noise reduction, making it easy to focus on conversations even in loud environments, in addition to Bluetooth connectivity for easy streaming from phones and other devices.
Signia offers hearing aids in just about any style you can imagine, from receiver-in-canal to behind-the-ear, and completely-in-canal devices. The result of this range is Signia’s ability to address just about any kind of hearing loss.
Their most recent model, Signia Active Pro, is a great solution for those with mild to moderate hearing loss. Similar in profile to Apple’s famous Airpods, Active Pro hearing aids are great for those who are bashful about using hearing aids. These rechargeable hearing aids can last up to 26 hours per charge, and they can also stream easily from any Bluetooth device.
Costs and Pricing
Both Signia and ReSound are medical-grade hearing aids, meaning they cannot be purchased online, unlike OTC hearing aids. Because of this, along with each company’s wide range of products, their pricing will vary.
Generally speaking, you should expect to pay between $1,000-$3,000 per hearing aid from ReSound and $2,000-$3,500 per aid from Signia. While it might seem tempting to side with the more affordable ReSound, you should definitely visit a hearing health-care provider before making your decision.
When it comes to choosing a favorite best hearing aid brand, you’ll want to take into account your particular type of hearing loss, in addition to what you’re looking for in a device. ReSound, while having fewer devices overall, offers impressive app and accessory functionality, allowing you to greatly tailor the function of your hearing aids. Signia, on the other hand, has devices to suit just about any need. Additionally, their background noise reduction is a bit more advanced than that of ReSound.