Later that year, after a spirited bidding contest with ReSound, William Demant acquired Otix Global, Inc., parent company of Sonic Innovations. While Sonic was probably the largest hearing aid maker after the Big Six, some observers believe that Demant’s primary motivation was to acquire a chain of retail hearing aid offices in Australia that was part of Otix.
The report expects the two largest hearing aid manufacturers—Sonova and William Demant—to underperform the market, citing the difficulty of increasing the profitability of the large number of retail outlets they own.
I was going to see if I could get him one of those old trumpet type manual hearing things but does anyone know of an effective large hearing aid. I've seen the ones that are headphones with a microphone.
Different sizes of hearing aids accommodate different features, exterior control options and battery sizes. Larger hearing aids, whether ITE or BTE style, accommodate more buttons, more interior circuitry and larger batteries that may be needed for to meet power consumption requirements. While many people choose discreet ITE and BTE styles that largely go unnoticed when worn, others enjoy showing off the cool colors they’ve chosen!