Market

OTC hearing aids in the US: more reactions

OTC

over the counter hearing aids
© Jean Scheijen - www.vierdrie.nl

The rare bipartisan (Democrat-Republican) push from lawmakers that is aimed at reducing regulations on the sale of hearing aids is putting the spotlight on this area of healthcare in a new way.

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Varta Microbattery/Varta Storage focuses on printed batteries

Manufacturer

Varta printed batteries
Varta AG

The topic of printed batteries is now taking center stage, reports a newsletter from Varta AG in March.

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Connecting the dots in audiometry: The ‘audiometer à la carte’

Diagnosis Technology

Interacoustics assesment with Eclipse
Objective threshold assessment with Interacoustics Eclipse.

Audiometry is changing at a fast pace. What are the main developments of the past decade and what is still to come?

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MED-EL plans to expand its business in India

CI

Ingeborg Hochmeier, MED-EL
© EDP Santé

At a recent meeting in Mumbai, MED-EL India announced its Roadmap and opportunities for the growth of hearing aid technology and impairment treatments in India in the next decade.

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Unitron awarded Red Dot “Best of the Best”

Award

Unitron Red Dot Best of the Best

In a press release dated April 4, Unitron has announced two significant new wins on the product design world stage.

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Changes in Starkey’s management team in Europe

Nominations

Starkey Germany
Jörn Ruge (l) and Markus Böcker (r). © Starkey

Markus Böcker appointed in the area of sales and marketing, and Jörn Ruge in the area of finance and operations.

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New campaign for Lyric3 launch

Advertising

Phonak Lyric3 advertising campaign
One of the ads created by Terri and Sandy for Phonak Lyric3

The third generation of the only ‘extended wear’ hearing instrument was launched globally at the end of February.

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Important US study sheds light on over-the-counter delivery model

OTC

US study on over-the-counter hearing aids
© iStock

As most know, accessibility and affordability of hearing aids is a hot button issue of national importance.

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William Demant A/S announces sales figures up 13% for 2016

Financial report

William Demant financial report 2016
Oticon headquarter. © Oticon

The Danish holding company, owner of Oticon, Oticon Medical, Bernafon, and Interacoustics, among others, posted sales of 1.6 billion Euros for the year 2016, according to its annual financial report published on 23 February.

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Amplifon reports record revenue

Result

Amplifon headquarter
Amplifon headquarter in Milano, Italy. ©Amplifon

Following on from its strong performance in 2015, Amplifon S.p.A. has reported record consolidated revenue of 1,133 million Euros for 2016, up 10.4% at constant exchange rates and 9.6% at current exchange rates.

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