Buyer Beware

Buyer Beware | Franchise Hearing Aids

Sound Hearing Care sells hearing aids made by the major manufactures, who distribute over hundreds of different brands!  "Franchises" relabel the manufactures hearing aids as their own (see list below).  Sound Hearing Care's patients may have their hearing aids serviced at other authorized centers around the world, should you need service elsewhere. When hearing aids are purchased at a "franchise",  your hearing aid can only be serviced or adjusted by the franchise you purchased from.

Should you ever find yourself with a "franchise" aid and you need service, but that franchise is not within 25 miles, please call us and we can reach out and get approval to service your hearing aids.

At Sound Hearing Care, we feel that your best interest and hearing health comes first - period.

Below is a Franchise ad that ran in the publication "The Hearing Journal".

Parent Companies

  • Sonova - Phonak, Unitron, Hansaton

  • William Demant - Oticon, Bernafon, Sonic/Accuquest, Avada

  • Sivantos - Signia (formerly Siemens), Rexton/make products for Miracle Ear

  • Starkey - Starkey, Microtech/NuEar, Audibel, AudioSync, Audigy

  • GN ReSound - ReSound, Beltone

  • Widex-Widex


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"It is our belief that we sell better hearing, not hearing aids, and we know that supporting hearing aid distribution through big box retail is a path toward the further commoditization of hearing aids. This commoditization is not the right direction for our industry, and most importantly, is not beneficial for those we serve."  Brandon L. Sawalich,  Senior Vice President, Starkey Hearing Technologies.

We at Sound Hearing Care couldn't agree more!