Ranking of Hearing Aid Manufacturers
Does anyone know which manufacturers are in the top 3 in the United States?
I am looking for information on this from a credible source, and I cannot seem to find anything on who is the "true Industry leader". Or leader(s) for that matter.
Top 3 ?
Ranking according to sales volume ? Customer satisfaction ? Technical innovation ?
I'll take a guess at the top 3 for sales in the U.S. :
1 - Starkey Labs
2- Oticon/Bernafon (owned by same company)
3 - Phonak/Unitron (owned by same company)
I could be wrong but Siemens might be #2....
market share in measured in terms of units sold. Starkey had been steadily loosing market share. I doubt they are top 5 even in the US. I would say, Sonova , siemens and william demant.
Originally Posted by HIP_Matt
this are the top dogs
I was thinking ranking by market share, which factors sales into it.
I was always TOLD that Starkey had the largest market share in the USA... something like 25%. (that includes all of their subsidiaries: Audibel, Microtech, Nu-Ear).
I didn't know how the others really ranked with that said.
My guess was also:
World wide it's Siemens, Phonak, and I don't know. Yes? Ed
there is a very tight raise between siemens group 23%, phonak group 22 and wlliam demand 21 or something like
Originally Posted by ed121
i thinking also that top 3 manufacture are in US that
and also thinking by sales of company should be high.
Thanks. Still open for others' opinions....
This is research for myself.
I was curious to know how the manufacturers stacked up against eachother in terms of units sold on a yearly basis.
It seems to me that the man. do have units to cover all types of hearing loss, but whether or not a fitter chooses to fit a single man. for all types of loss/people is... well... up to the fitter.
Recently I was told (by someone who fits hearing aids) that ReSound has been up for sale for a long time, and that Siemens wants to get out (as hearing aids are a fraction of what they sell in their product portfolio).
I chalk up most things to hearsay in this way, but I have always found the person who told me to be reputable... it got me thinking a bit.