Maria Brown Hearing Clinic is a supplier of all major makes and models of hearing aids from across the world. Here is a look at some of the worlds biggest hearing aid companies and their backgrounds.


Werner von Siemens wanted to make communication easier for hearing-impaired people. In 1878, he invented a telephone for the hearing-impaired, laying the cornerstone for an ongoing success story that is already more than 130 years old. Today, Siemens is a reputable and globally recognised producer of electronic equipment. A combination of German engineering and a dedication to innovation has seen the brand become the largest manufacturer of hearing instruments in the world, with one out of every three hearing aids used worldwide being a Siemens product.

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From their humble beginnings as a hearing aid repair shop, Starkey has done things differently. An American hearing aid company that came to fame when Ronald Regan first wore their completely in the canal hearing aids. Starkey is a world leader in the design, development and distribution of comprehensive hearing solutions. Starkey focus not just on manufacturing hearing aids, but improving the hearing lives of people around the world. To this end, Starkey have created the most advanced Research and Development department in the industry and continue to make life-changing advances year after year. Starkey firsts include the first in-canal hearing aid, the first CIC hearing aid, the first hearing aid with nanotechnology and the first real-ear measurement integrated directly into a hearing device.

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Operating out of Stäfa in Sweden, Phonak is a premium Swiss manufacturer intent on improving the lives of those suffering hearing loss. Phonak hearing aids are some of the most flexible and adjustable hearing aids on the market. This means that they can be made to work for almost any hearing loss or any group of hearing needs, even if this changes over time. Phonak arguably has the world’s largest range of hearing aids for any hearing loss, hence their slogan of: “a Phonak for everyone”.

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Founded in 1940 by Hans Demant, the Danish husband of a hearing impaired wife. Oticon today is the world’s second largest hearing aid manufacturer. Oticon Hearing aids have won several design awards and are renowned for the comfortable sound quality, sleek appearance and durability. Always on the forefront with their hearing aid technology releases; they were the first company to launch the popular receiver in canal style of hearing aids in Australia.

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A global company located in Canada’s hot-bed of technology, Unitron are committed to creating a culture built on their employees’ commitment to developing products and technologies that offer real-life benefits to people with hearing loss. Founded in 1964 Unitron are responsible for patented innovations that set new industry standards. Their clinically proven SmartFocus the most significant advance in making speech-in-noise intelligible in more than a decade. Unitron incorporate Speech Intelligibility Technology into every hearing instrument they make, so everyone benefits. Because hearing matters.

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