As of April 2015, hearing aids from Unitron, Widex, MDHearingAid, Beltone and Zounds are some of the best rated, according to Consumer Affairs. Hearing aids from Miracle-Ear, ReSound, Rexton, Binson's and Oticon are also highly rated.
Among the advantages of MDHearingAid devices are ease of use and excellent value for the money, explains Consumer Affairs. However, the downsides of these hearing aids include the inability to filter out background noise and lack of programmability. MDHearingAid devices are recommended for both progressive and age-related hearing loss.
Miracle-Ear hearing aids have an excellent reputation, notes Consumer Affairs. Perhaps the most notable benefit is the free, lifetime hearing aid checkup that the company offers with each device. Miracle-Ear also offers a three-year warranty with its devices. However, high prices are a notable disadvantage of hearing aids from the company. In addition, the quality of customer care across the company's many locations is inconsistent.
ReSound is renowned for its cutting-edge hearing aids, according to Consumer Affairs. Because ReSound is one of the largest global suppliers of hearing aids, the company's products are easy to find. However, some individuals may find the company's innovative devices hard to operate, making it necessary to consult professional audiologists. In addition, ReSound's products are expensive.
Hearing aids are ranked by the comfort of fit, ability to attenuate noise and capacity to reduce feedback, explains Consumer Affairs. Other features of note include programmability and ability to enhance speech.