Market

Hearing tests more likely in Germany

Eurotrak 2018

eurotrak2018
©ZdenekSasek

45 % of people questioned in the latest Eurotrak survey in Germany say they have had a hearing test in the last five years, far higher than numbers reported in France and the UK.

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Self-fitting Bose hearing aid approved for sale

OTC

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval for the marketing of the first self-fitting hearing aid controlled by the wearer.

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Strong growth expected in the tinnitus drug market

Analysis

HTF Market Intelligence Consulting, based in New Jersey, USA, recently published a new tinnitus drug market analysis predicting massive growth in this market by the year 2025.

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Widex A/S announces its results for the financial year 2017/18

Manufacturers

©monsitj

Widex delivered net turnover of DKK 4,466 million (EUR 598 million), an increase of 8.1% compared to the previous financial year.

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hearScreen USA App launch

Partnership

© hearXGroup

On October 10th, the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the HearX Group from South Africa will launch the new hearScreen USA App.

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Rayovac: investing in the future

Growth

Rayovac team with Glen Rutherford and Julie Heads in Washington, UK. © Rayovac

A multi-million-dollar investment programme into its people, products and plant has continued throughout 2018 for battery manufacturer Rayovac.

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Bluetooth communication system commissioned by American military

Communication

Molar Mic
©Sonitus Technolies

Sonitus Technologies has secured a multi-million-dollar contract with the United States Department of Defense (DOD) for the company’s ‘Molar Mic’, a new personal communication system.

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Using headphones and hearing aids simultaneously

Devices

©AloshBennett

CR Consumer Reports recently ran an article on finding headphones that work well with hearing aids.

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The Amplifon Group acquires Conversons centres

Retail

Amplifon to acquire Conversons

In August this year, the Audio Sons and Amplifon groups signed an agreement to purchase the centres branded under the Conversons name.

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Sivantos Ibérica emerges in Spain following AS Ibérica union

Industry

© Winfried Arz and Miguel Sanchez © Sivantos

The firm AS Ibérica Soluciones Auditivas, based in Las Rozas (Madrid), has joined Grupo Sivantos as a strategic partner and will now continue in the marketplace as Sivantos Ibérica, say sources at the company.

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