Phonak, Rexton and Starkey Brand Hearing Aids Review

Published: 16th October 2009
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Phonak Hearing Aids



Phonak is a Swiss manufacturer of hearing aids that are small, light weight, and possess generous power. They automatically adjust when the sounds from the environment change. These heating aid devices come in many colors to match most all skin and hair colors. Phonak makes hearing aids for persons with mild to moderate hearing loss.



Most Phonak customers were satisfied with their hearing aids, although some complained that background sounds were filtered along with the voice sounds.



Phonak has 8 hearing aids to choose from:

Exelia

Naida

Andeo

Savea Art

Eleva

micro Eleva

Extra Unio

Micropower



Phonak also has a focus on the needs of hearing impaired children, and offer warranties of one to two years. Their Savia hearing aid was awarded the Medical Design Excellence Award. A customer commented on Amazon that he is having trouble getting it adjusted properly. Whether this problem is with the audiologist or the device itself is unknown. The poster further warns that if buying this hearing aid from Amazon, or anywhere else, to plan on spending at least $1000 in visits fees to get it properly adjusted. He also says to find someone who knows what they are doing, as this particular hearing aid is complicated to adjust.



Phonak micro Savia Art CRT Hearing Aid by Phonak AG Hearing Instruments

Buy new: $2,295.00 (regularly $3,999.00) found at Amazon.com



Rexton Hearing Aids



Rexton has been in business for over 50 years making affordable hearing aids for the hearing impaired. They have a range of audio friendly hearing aids, including BTE (behind-the-ear), CIC (completely in the canal) to Full Shell models. Their catalog currently includes the Revera, the Calibra, and the Targa. They come in half shell, ITE, mini canal and completely in the canal shells.



Rexton offers hearing aid warranties from one to two years depending on the product. All Rexton hearing aids carry a TWO-YEAR loss policy. Rexton's home base is located in Minneapolis, and they offer hearing aid for the needy, as well as programmable analog hearing aids.



Their most affordable hearing device is the Rexton Arena 1P Digital BTE for moderate to severe hearing loss at the affordable price of $319 at silkfair.com



Rexton HearClearly hearing aids set of two with remote for $1989 also at silkfair.com



Starkey Hearing Aids



Starkey has been in business since 1973, and operates over thirty-five facilities in twenty-four countries.



Their Destiny hearing aid is mid-level, and ELI, is a high end hearing aid that is bluetooth compatible. The Destiny 1600 is new and comes with a self help diagnostic tool which informs the wearer of the instrument's performance.



Destiny 1600' is available in BTE (Behind the ear), ITE (In the ear), ITC (In the canal) and CIC (Completely in the canal) styles, and adjusts itself automatically according to the sounds coming from the environment. Starkey was chosen as the Brand of the Month for June 2008.



All Starkey products are programmed to eliminate whistling. They have a low battery warning, memory, autophone, adaptability and data logging. They offer a one year guarantee and free trial.



These hearing aids are found at precisehearing.com, and due to their low prices, so they say, they do not list the prices of their Starkey hearing aids. You have to call them to request their hearing aid prices.



Barb Hicks is a licensed registered nurse and featured writer on Clivir.com where she shares her knowledge about How Hearing Aid Works with others. You can also find her other lessons including Hearing Aid Accessories on Clivir.

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