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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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© GN ReSound

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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EUHA half u-turns on congress cancellation to launch digital autumn 2020 event

 

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EUHA 2020 will go ahead after all: a free-of-charge digital version of the world's biggest audiology congress is to run from October 9 to November 8, featuring a broad programme of lectures and keynote presentations, product innovations, and online Q&A sessions.

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Pandemic boosts demand for direct-to-consumer Eargo as it lands $71m in expansion financing

 

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A fresh injection of capital has been announced to boost the plans of the emerging US firm, Eargo, producer of direct-to-consumer hearing devices for those with mild to severe loss.

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Brighter Sonova update reports "faster than expected" market recovery from COVID-19

 

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© Florian Ritter for Sonova from Sonova's latest Life Without Limitations video featuring deaf volleyball player Natalia Martins

A cautious but breezy performance update from the Swiss hearing solutions provider Sonova Holding AG shows the group expecting sales for the first half of FY 2020/21 to reach 65-75% of the prior year level.

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"Dramatic" 2020 decline in hearing aid sales takes shine off 2019 rise, say Europe's manufacturers

 

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A July 1 update from the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) highlights a 6.4% growth in global hearing aid sales for 2019, but a bright long-term picture over recent years cannot disguise the still unaudited debacle of 2020.

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