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Hearing instrument market recovery continues following first lockdowns in UK and Ireland

 

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British and Irish hearing device producers have confirmed a continuing brightening of the economic picture for Q3, 2020, as the market recovers from the ravages of spring lockdowns.

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CI surgery breakthrough as robot-assisted insertions are completed in Iowa

 

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The world's first two robotics-assisted cochlear implant (CI) insertions have been achieved by US firm iotaMotion through its iotaSOFT system, an investigational surgical tool currently in clinical evaluation.

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Paradise among factors brightening Sonova financial estimate despite COVID

 

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A bright guidance for the first half of the 2020/21 financial year has been beamed out by the Swiss hearing solution giant, Sonova, possibly indicating faster industry-wide recovery from COVID than expected.

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Q2 Lockdown battering of UK and Irish hearing market confirmed by manufacturers' data: 85% and 70% falls respectively

 

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Full Q2 2020 hearing instrument market data has been released, confirming that both private and NHS sales were pushed off a cliff by COVID lockdown policies.

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Cochlear launches tool to help adults with hearing aids decide if they could benefit from implants

 

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A new online tool using language-independent tests to assess a person's ability to discriminate similar speech sounds offers adults struggling to hear with hearing aids a self-testing comparison of how cochlear implants might do the job.

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Full programme announced for this year's DIGITAL EUHA 2020

 

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The 2020 Digital EUHA Congress will kick-off on Friday October 9 with an online Future Friday event featuring keynote lectures on crucial technology issues, including artificial intelligence, Bluetooth enhancements, and remote fitting.

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2020 UK survey suggests hearing loss self-reporting in UK may significantly top rest of Europe average

 

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A 2020 survey by UK hearing aid manufacturers shows higher UK figures for self-reporting hearing loss than in figures from the latest EuroTrak market survey for the same country, and significantly more than the European average.

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Success of online GN event underlines audiology's shift to virtual communication

 

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As with other sectors, hearing healthcare has been pushed into virtual spaces to get across its messages, but the shift to remote needed a landmark event to underline not just its arrival, but perhaps also its effectiveness as a post-COVID medium. Enter GN Hearing.

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Signia runs US promotional competition to give away 10 pairs of Styletto X hearing aids

Signia runs US promotional competition to give away 10 pairs of Styletto X hearing aids
 

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Filling in an online form and sending it to Signia could win you—if you are a US resident—a pair of Signia Styletto X hearing aids. Ten pairs are being given away by the manufacturer in a promotional competition for the new devices.

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ReSound joins the remote flood tide with its first online global event: September 1

 

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ReSound is to hold its first ever, 24 hour global virtual event on September 1, a remote informative and educational day, open to all, and scheduled to take place at the same hours but across three international time zones: Asia Pacific, GMT +9; European, GMT +2; and North American, GMT -5.

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