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Sonova "considering hearing aids for the supermarket"?

Manufacturers

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The Sunday edition of the Swiss newspaper "Neuen Zürcher Zeitung" (NZZ) reported on November 25 that Sonova AG is considering “hearing aids for the supermarket”.

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Innerscope and Erchonia partner up

Tinnitus

InnerScope Hearing Technologies Inc. (headquartered in California) and Erchonia Corporation (headquartered in Florida) recently announced that they have entered into joint development and exclusive distribution agreements and intend to seek FDA clearance for clinical studies.

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uSound hearing test phone app at Samsung Developer Conference

Apps

CES

The uSound story began in 2013 when four students from the semi-desertic Argentinian province of Jujuy approached consumer giant Samsung for help with an app for a hearing test.

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Cochlear and GN Hearing strengthen alliance to develop hearing solutions

Partnership

CES

Cochlear Limited and GN Hearing signed a new agreement in early November to significantly expand their Smart Hearing Alliance collaboration.

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GN Hearing, Phonak, Starkey, and Oticon bound for Las Vegas as honoured stars of technology design

Awards

CES

State-of-the-art hearing aids from three global manufacturers have won their producers the prestigious right to show off their products at next year's Consumer Electronics Show as CES Innovation Awards Honorees.

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Amplifon joint venture in China

Partnership

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Milan-based Amplifon announced Monday November 12th that it has signed a joint venture with a local partner to enter the dynamic and fast-growing Chinese hearing care retail market.

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HIMSA appoint new Managing Director

PEOPLE

Arild Rasmussen
Arild Rasmussen ©Himsa

Following 18 years at the helm of the Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Software Association (HIMSA), Niels Munksgaard retired at the end of October.

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Phonak and Microsoft in joint remote support venture

Teleaudiology

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How soon will telemedicine become an everyday reality of our healthcare culture?

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Widex and Sivantos put EU merger application on hold until 2019

Manufacturers

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Widex and Sivantos, the two hearing aid giants behind plans for a merger to make the worlds 3rd-biggest hearing conglomerate, have withdrawn their application for European Commission approval for the venture.

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EuroTrak Italy: awareness of hearing loss and hearing aids is growing

Eurotrak 2018

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This autumn, the outcomes of EuroTrak were published for Italy on how people see hearing disorders and possible hearing rehabilitation, on whether hearing aids are used or not, what motivates people to decide, and the behaviors of patients and healthcare professionals.

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