Lorenzo Fiorani joins Amplifon Spain as General Manager

Lorenzo Fiorani Gaes Amplifon

The Widex and Sivantos merger is on again

Sivantos and Widex

"The digital transformation will not replace experts"

François Julita

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Top UK charity for pro musicians helps with key tinnitus research
Top UK charity for pro musicians helps with key tinnitus research

tinnitus

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A new in-depth research study by the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) will count on illuminating data gathered by a leading charity for professional musicians, a community seriously blighted by this hard-to-manage condition.

A truly international WHO World Hearing Day is set for March 3
A truly international WHO World Hearing Day is set for March 3

Awareness

A key world hearing health awareness date for your diaries - March 3 - complete with support material and multi-language information to underline the chosen 2019 message: Check your hearing.

Google empowers hearing loss sufferers through new Android features
Google empowers hearing loss sufferers through new Android features

Apps

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Google has launched two new features for Android phones destined to make life easier for hearing-impaired users.

Top national honour for dedicated president of Australia's CI Club, Susan Walters
Top national honour for dedicated president of Australia's CI Club, Susan Walters

Awards

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A lifetime dedicated to supporting people with hearing loss has brought Susan Walters, president of the Cochlear Implant Club and Advisory Association, supreme national recognition in the form of The Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

Amplifon signs deal to help low-income hearing disabled in Spanish region of Asturias
Amplifon signs deal to help low-income hearing disabled in Spanish region of Asturias

solidarity

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The hearing giant, Amplifon, has teamed up with a non-profit organisation in Asturias, Spain for a one-year deal to provide access to hearing aids and treatment for the region's poor hearing-disabled.

Widex and Sivantos given merger go-ahead
Widex and Sivantos given merger go-ahead

Transaction

The merger between Widex and Sivantos has been approved by the European Commission which means the transaction can now be closed by early March 2019 – subject to final and customary closing conditions.

Implantation overtakes hearing aid fitting in pediatric populations in Spain
Implantation overtakes hearing aid fitting in pediatric populations in Spain

TRENDS

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For the first time, the sale of implants has overtaken that of hearing aids as the most-used technology for children in the treatment of hearing loss, as evidenced by the comparative data of two studies carried out in 2005 and 2018 by FIAPAS, (the Spanish confederation of families of deaf people).

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GSI releases new tests on the TympStar ProGSI releases new tests on the TympStar Pro

GSI has released new tests that are available on the company’s clinical tympanometer, the TympStar Pro.  [ ... ]

Ida Institute's My World tool now available as an appIda Institute's My World tool now available as an app

My World is a free pediatric counseling tool from the Ida Institute designed to help children talk about their hearing loss.  [ ... ]

Dreve highlights at EUHA 2018

At the EUHA 2018, Dreve launched the first and unique 3D direct to print silicone BioTec, which is revolutionizing the digital earmold production.  [ ... ]