Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California is committed to providing patients in need of amplification with a wide selection of digital hearing aids designed for all types of hearing loss, lifestyles and budgets. We believe quality products deliver the best solutions and have partnered with the industry’s top manufacturers to ensure your hearing aids allow you to reconnect with friends and loved ones and enjoy a better quality of life.
We work with the following manufacturers to provide you with a custom, first-rate solution for your hearing loss.
Oticon’s history dates back to 1904. The company was founded by Hans Demant, whose wife struggled with hearing impairment. Oticon is headquartered in Denmark, just outside of Copenhagen, and has more than 3,000 employees in branches across the globe. Oticon’s BrainHearing™ technology allows you to hear better with less effort. Popular products include the Opn, Alta2, Nera2, Ria2, Dynamo and Sensei.
Phonak, founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1947, employs more than 4,200 people in multiple locations worldwide. The company is a pioneer in hearing loss solutions, developing the first hearing aid to take advantage of Bluetooth® technology in 2003 and the first extended-wear hearing aid (Lyric) in 2011. Its Hear the World initiative, launched in 2006, aims to create global awareness of hearing loss and promote solutions for individuals across the planet. Featured products include the Audeo, Virto and Bolero.
GN ReSound is a Danish manufacturer with headquarters in Ballerup. Founded in 1943, the company currently has 4,100 employees worldwide and its products are available in more than 80 countries. ReSound was the first to offer Wide Dynamic Range Compression and Digital Feedback Suppression, innovations in sound processing that have led to reduced distortion and better sound quality. Its product lineup includes the LiNX and ENZO.
Widex was founded in Denmark in 1956 and is still owned and operated by relatives of the original founders. It employs more than 4,000 people worldwide and sells product in more than 100 countries. Widex created the world’s first digital in-the-ear hearing aid and remains on the forefront of technology with breakthroughs in wireless connectivity. Products include the BEYOND, UNIQUE and SUPER.
Starkey Hearing Technologies was founded in 1967 by William Austin, who believed in the concept of bringing people together in order to change the world. They are based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and are the only American-owned major hearing aid manufacturer in the world. Starkey employs 5,000 people and has 21 locations in 18 countries. Their Starkey Hearing Foundation donates a portion of all proceeds to help those in need across the globe receive hearing assistance. Their lineup includes the Z Series and Halo.
Siemens is the U.S. affiliate of Sivantos Group, a Singapore-based company with 5,000 employees in more than 25 countries. They have been manufacturing hearing aids since 1913, when production began in Berlin. With a focus on research and development backed by quality German engineering, Siemens has been on the cutting-edge of technology. They introduced the first behind-the-ear model in 1959 and continue to develop innovative products. Their extensive lineup includes the Ace, Orion, Sirion, Intuis and Nitro.
Unitron was founded in 1964 and is based in the Kitchener-Waterloo region of Ontario, Canada. They pride themselves on innovation that is driven by collaborations with leading research institutions and extensive field trials with actual patients, who test new products in a real-world setting rather than inside a lab. The company relies on feedback from hearing healthcare professionals before introducing new technology to the marketplace. Products include the Moxi, Stride and Max.