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Andy Rihs 1942 - 2018

Manufacturers

Andy Rihs
Sonova

Andreas (Andy) Rihs, swiss business man, owner of BMC cycling and Young Boys football team, and chief protagonist in the early development of Phonak, has died at the age of 75.

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New type of hearing test app from Germany

App

Mimi hearing test
IPhone captions of the new app. © Mimi Hearing Technologies

Berlin-based company Mimi Hearing Technologies has developed a new type of hearing app to test the extent to which the user is not hearing 100%, reports Forbes magazine.

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New partnership to develop a hearing screening mobile app

App

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The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) has teamed up with hearX group, an e-health start-up from South Africa, to launch the first-ever intensive hearing screening mobile app in the United States.

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American hearing aid sales increase by 5.7% in Q1 2018

Industry

US sales figures hearing aids
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Private sector sales increased by 7.2% and sales were stagnant (-0.5%) at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), giving a total growth percentage of 5.7% for the first quarter of 2018 in the United States.

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Amplifon recently hosted a Capital Markets Day to present its strategy

Financial

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The company hosted the Capital Markets Day at its headquarters in Milan, Italy on March 26 to announce its strategic pillars and financial targets for the 2018–2020 period.

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Regulatory fast track for drug that targets chemotherapy-related hearing loss

FDA

Fennec Pharmaceuticals
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Fennec Pharmaceuticals Inc., a small biotech operating from Durham, North Carolina, USA recently announced that it has been granted fast-track designation by the US FDA for its signature drug Pedmark (a unique formulation of sodium thiosulfate), WRALTechWire reports.

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Delight Global receives approval from US FDA to market in the United States

Market

Madrid
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Korea-based start-up Delight Global recently received the green light from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its hearing aids in the United States.

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Walgreens and Starkey launch Walgreens Hearing

Partnership

Walgreens Hearing

Walgreens and Starkey Hearing Technologies are collaborating on hearing health centers in Walgreens stores, and have launched the first two centers last month in Minneapolis.

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Former Starkey head Ruzicka found guilty on multiple counts

Justice

Jerry Ruzicka
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The $20m Starkey embezzlement trial ends with a split verdict and convictions for Starkey's former President Jerry Ruzicka.

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Amplifon in 2017: another record year for the group

Financial

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The company has posted consistently favorable results and thanks to the record figures, Amplifon plans to propose a dividend to its shareholders that is 57% higher compared to 2016.

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