Market

Cognitive hearing aids to filter out noise

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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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Bone conduction devices market expected to grow

Market research forecasts growth
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BAHS

RnR Market Research has released a new market research and competitive analysis report on the global bone conduction devices market which it reports is expected to grow at an annual rate of 14.23%.

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Achin Bhowmik, Ph.D., new CTO and EVP of Engineering at Starkey

Nomination

Dr. Bhowmik brings years of advanced research and product development experience, most recently in Silicon Valley.

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US Senate votes to allow sale of over-the-counter hearing aids

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OTC

The new legislation that will make it possible to sell hearing aids without a prescription was passed by the United States Senate on Thursday August 3, 2017.

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Amplifon's 1st half of 2017 confirms expansion trend

Financial

Today the Board of Directors of Amplifon S.p.A. (MTA; Bloomberg ticker: AMP:IM), global leader in hearing solutions and services, approved the Interim Management Report as at June 30th, 2017 during a meeting chaired by Susan Carol Holland.

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GV (formerly Google Ventures) has taken a share in Decibel Therapeutics, Inc.

Research Funding

Investing capital
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In a statement released in early July, Decibel Therapeutics CEO, Steve Holtzman, said that GV has made an unspecified equity investment in the Boston-based company, reports Endpoints News.

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Aaron C. Jones named Director of In-clinic Success at Unitron US

Appointment

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Unitron USA has announced the appointment of Aaron C. Jones, Au.D., M.S., as its Director of In-clinic Success.

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DentalPlans.com and Amplifon have teamed up to offer cost-effective solutions

Partnership

DentalPlans partners with Amplifon
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BusinessWire reports that DentalPlans.com, a leading dental and health savings marketplace in the US, is partnering with Amplifon to offer affordable access to hearing healthcare services and hearing aids.

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Brandon Sawalich: industry opinion on OTC hearing aids

Opinion

Brandon Sawalich
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Brandon Sawalich, President of Starkey Hearing Technologies and Chairman of the Hearing Industries Association (HIA), recently published an opinion contribution in The Hill, a Washington D.C.-based political journalism newspaper.

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The US House of Representatives has adopted the law containing the proposed bill on the unrestricted sale of certain hearing aids

OTC

Capitol
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OTC – The debate has been at the heart of audiology in the United States for the last few months. The outcome is near since the over-the-counter sale of certain hearing aids is now another step closer to becoming a reality, through the approval of the FDA MDUFA package.

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