Quite simply, independence equals freedom of choice.

Many clients who visit other hearing care providers in North South Wales and South East Queensland are not aware that foreign hearing aid manufacturers now own the vast majority of clinics. Over the last 10 years, manufacturers have either bought out or squeezed out independent and other family-owned practices, as a way of securing distribution channels for their own line of hearing aids.

Given the rapid development of hearing aid technology in recent years, no one manufacturer takes the lead in any specific range of technology for very long. For this reason, only independent hearing care companies are able to ensure that you will be informed of today’s best available solution.

We simply advise you of your options from the complete range of all the world’s leading hearing aid manufacturers. So, what clinics are subsidiaries of foreign-owned hearing aid manufacturers and organisations?

Company Country of Origin Owns these hearing clinics And manufactures or only sells these brands of hearing aids
William Demant Holdings Denmark
  • Audioclinic
  • Hearing Life
  • Adelaide Digital Hearing Solutions
  • Western Hearing Services
  • Carter Hearing
  • Oticon
  • Bernafon
Sonova Switzerland
  • Connect Hearing!
  • Triton Hearing
  • Hearing Planet
  • Phonak
  • Unitron
Widex Denmark
  • Bloom Hearing
  • Widex
Amplifon Italy
  • National Hearing Care
  • Bay Audiology (NZ)
  • ReSound
  • Bernafon
Starkey USA
  • iHear
  • Starkey


While in other industries and professions this can create greater efficiencies, this has not led to cheaper hearing aids at all. It has however been to the detriment of hearing care and consumer choice.

Australian Audiology is independently owned from any of the hearing aid manufacturers. This means that we offer all leading brands of hearing aids for the best client outcome.