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Major iF design award for Signia’s Active Pro hearing aid, for not making people feel old

 

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The WS Audiology brand, Signia, is celebrating the announcement of an iF Design award for its Signia Active Pro hearing aids.

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Top Red Dot design awards for stellar Phonak and Oticon products

 
 

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The 2021 Red Dot Awards list for best design includes two big hearing device producers, the Switzerland-based Phonak brand picking up a Best of the Best accolade for its earbud-resembling in-the-ear (ITE) aid, Virto Marvel Black.

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Another delay in the FDA’s ruling on over-the-counter hearing aids?

 

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When is the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) going to announce its long awaited regulations on the sale of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids? A delay until at least mid-2022—possibly longer—is now a distinct possibility.

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Talking and hearing A DEEPER MORE

 

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Ole Asboe Jørgensen, President of Oticon Brand, Global, told Audio Infos Editor Peter Wix that increasing the percentage of speech cues to the brain through its Opn hearing aids was not enough for the Danish manufacturer. What More does it want by bringing deep neural networks into the frame?

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Dreve Otoplastik expands production with new earmold laboratory

 

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The medical technology company Dreve Otoplastik has opened a new earmould laboratory to boost production numbers. The Germany-based firm also aims to set standards for digitalised processes across the industry.

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Signia buds up to bust the stigma with its Active X hearing aids

 

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The reality that hearing aid stigma may best be vanquished by using a form factor that resembles trendy earbuds seems to be dawning. The WS Audiology brand, Signia, is the latest to announce a fashionable shape for its technology.

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Just...extra smart: modern hearing aids stripped of their audio elements 3/3

 

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The third and final part of an Audio Infos UK look at what are we left with when we take away all the strictly hearing-related elements from today’s latest hearing devices: Oticon and GN Hearing.

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Just...extra smart: modern hearing aids stripped of their audio elements 2/3

 
 

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Who is going to bat an earlid when the hearing aids of the next few years deliver a hamper of Internet of Things (IoT) utilities, dozens more healthable functions, and who knows exactly what gimmicks and non-hearing extras? 

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Just...extra smart: modern hearing aids stripped of their audio elements

 
 

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What are we left with when we take away all the strictly hearing-related elements from the latest hearing devices in the marketplace?

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WS Audiology’s Jennifer Wright promoted to senior director of partner marketing

 
 

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WS Audiology has announced the appointment of Jennifer Wright, Au.D. to Senior Director of Partner Marketing. After this internal promotion, Jennifer will report directly to Sheena Oliver, WS Audiology Chief Marketing Officer, Wholesale USA.

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