Hearing aid sales are steadily growing


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According to the annual global sales numbers released by EHIMA in May, its six members sold 15,05 million hearing aids in total in 2017. Compared to the previous year, sales grew by 5.7% and thus another year in a row.

“The hearing aid industry is at the forefront of technological progress. Increasing sales numbers result from high quality care with modern and innovative hearing aids fitted by professional audiologists. Therefore, we can see that the acceptance and satisfaction of hearing aids improve”, says EHIMA-President Anders Hedegaard.

EHIMA expects that the awareness of hearing loss is to increase in the coming years as the world’s population grows and ages and as more and more people become aware of the correlation of hearing loss and other health conditions, such as dementia. With hearing aids, the EHIMA members offer a high-quality and cost-effective solution that helps hard of hearing people to reduce these risks, to stay independent and to fully participate in society.

European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association

EHIMA - European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association - represents the six major European hearing instrument manufacturers, producing up to 90% of the hearing aids manufactured in Europe: GN Resound, William Demant, Sonova,Sivantos, Starkey, Widex. EHIMA was founded in 1985 and its members are among the world’s largest and most advanced hearing aid manufacturers. Members of EHIMA develop, manufacture and market hearing instruments on a large scale in one or more countries in Europe as well as exporting their products worldwide.

Source: EHIMA