Compare Phonak vs. Sonic Hearing Aids

What’s the difference between Phonak Hearing Aids and Sonic Hearing Aids? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
Last Updated: February 07, 2018
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Phonak Hearing Aids
7.9 / 10 - Very good
#8 in Hearing Aids
Sonic Hearing Aids
8.1 / 10 - Excellent
#7 in Hearing Aids
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Key Facts

  • Online Hearing Test
  • 100% Invisible for Lyric
  • No batteries to change for Lyric
  • 30-day Lyric free trial
  • Last for 2-3 months
  • Personalized Performance
  • Automatic Adaptation
  • Water Resistant
  • Speech Priority Noise Reduction
  • Bluetooth Compatibility
  • Speech Variable Processing
  • Adaptive Feedback Canceller
  • Invisible-in-canal style

ConsumersAdvocate.org Ratings

7.9 / 10 - Very good
10/10
Form
10/10
Features
4/10
Pricing
10/10
Warranties
4/10
Customer Support
8.1 / 10 - Excellent
10/10
Form
10/10
Features
7/10
Pricing
8/10
Warranties
4/10
Customer Support

Customer Reviews

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4.0 / 10 - Poor
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Final Verdict

Sonic Hearing Aids has a higher overall rating than Phonak Hearing Aids. Sonic scores better than Phonak across: Pricing. However, Phonak scores better on Warranties. Both companies score similarly on Form, Features, and Customer Support.


Customer Comments & Reviews

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Annie A
Los Angeles, California
1/20/2018
Phonak Hearing Aids review
I've worn an analog in-the-ear Phonak for the last five years and have been thrilled with the natural sound quality. Recently I purchased two behind-the-ear aids and have been very disappointed with the sound quality and discrimination. If I didn't have the first aid, I would think the new digital aids were fine, but I have Phonak's much better, now discontinued analog aid to compare them to and they fall short: tinny sound, echoes, distortions in sound. Have had this adjusted many times to try to get them to match the first aid, with no success. Something is wrong at Phonak that they think the highly touted digital aids are better than the analogs.


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Ed
Port Huron, Michigan
1/18/2018
Sonic Hearing Aids review
I purchased the Enchanted model a month ago, FANTASTIC. No problems hearing anything now. As a matter of fact my hearing is so clear and so crisp I have to ask people to please speak softer. I thought my appliances had received a surge of voltage when the ready beep went off on the microwave or when the refrigerator door open alarm was beeping. I could actually hear them now, crystal clearly. Absolutely no problems with them and I have very waxy ears. I simply clean the little ear piece and no problem. Batteries are great because I use the blue tooth feature all day at work; my batteries last 7 days. I have listened to other brands for much more money and wouldn't change a thing. I have already recommended two people and they love them too. $4,000 was well worth the cost compared to others at more or less money.


Jordan S
8/4/2017
Phonak Hearing Aids review
My father has used Phonak's hearing aids for years. When he turns them on, his hearing is whole again. Sometimes, he'd rather tune the world out, however. Otherwise, their reliable products have required little in the way of maintenance.