Market

Charity welcomes decision to save hearing aid provision

Rationing

*Action on Hearing Loss UK
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Action on Hearing Loss has praised Enfield CCG’s decision not to cut hearing aid provision following its public consultation on health service proposals.

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BHealth debuts at the 4th Congress of European ORL-HNS

Brand

BHealth GAES
The GAES/BHealth team at the ORL-HNS in Barcelona. © M.M.G.

The Spanish firm GAES has created a new brand to break into the international market with "global solutions for health professionals who respond throughout the process, from diagnosis to treatment".

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Design award for device intended to help the deaf

Award

Peri SUTD Singapore
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The 2017 James Dyson Award for Singapore has been granted to seven new graduates from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) for the device called Peri, which represents sound in the form of visual cues for deaf people.

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Sonova appoints Claudio Bartesaghi as new GVP Corporate HRM

Appointment

Claudio Bartesaghi
Claudio Bartesaghi

Sonova announced the appointment of Claudio Bartesaghi, currently Head of Corporate Human Resources Management (HRM) North America, to the position of Group Vice President Corporate HRM and member of the Sonova Management Board, effective October 1, 2017.

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Active noise reduction technology for hearing protection

triple hearing protection
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ANR

In industries with very high noise levels causing potentially hazardous exposure of workers, working times are limited to prevent damage to team members’ hearing. Now, a new “triple hearing protection” solution may change perspectives.

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ReSound LiNX 3D wins two awards at IFA

AWARDS

ReSound LiNX 3D
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ReSound has been acknowledged with two awards at IFA, the world’s largest consumer electronics show.

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Record turnover for Widex

Financials

Widex results

Widex A/S has announced its results for the financial year 2016/17 that show a Net Turnover of DKK 4,346 million, an increase of 12.7% compared to the previous year.

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Sonova appoints Arnd Kaldowski as new CEO and successor of Lukas Braunschweiler

Appointment

Sonova headquarter
The Sonova headquarter in Staefa. ©Sonova

Sonova has announced today the retirement of CEO Lukas Braunschweiler after six years with the company and a total of fifteen years as a public company CEO.

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Auditdata A/S acquires Simply Hearing Software Inc.

Acquisition

Auditdata acquires Simply Hearing Software
Claus Bak Petersen, CEO Auditdata AS (l), Jeff Crumb, CEO Simply Hearing Software Inc (r)
Auditdata A/S has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Simply Hearing Software Inc.

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Cognitive hearing aids to filter out noise

Sound waves
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Future trends

Researchers from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, New York (USA), have used deep neural network models to study auditory attention decoding methods and have come closer to making cognitively controlled hearing aids a reality.

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