Market

Latest record UK and Ireland hearing aid sales show strength of private market

 
 

sales

© BIHIMA

The latest market snapshot from the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) shows continued growth in hearing device sales, and a new high for the private market.

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Strong industry interest shows early for 2022 EUHA Exhibition

 
 

events

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The organisers of the world's biggest audiology event are reporting high demand from exhibitors as hall layout plans for the 66th International EUHA Congress and Industry Exhibition enter their final month.

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Sonova UK buys radio aids reseller

 
 

Acquisitions

© Sonova       FM Systems owner Paul Minikin flanked by Managing Director Phonak Communications, Laurent Saada (left), and (right) Jon Hale, Sales Director Sonova UK & Ireland.

FM Hearing Systems, a specialist Yorkshire-based reseller of assistive listening devices and training, has announced that it has been purchased by Sonova UK Limited.

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War waves and implants jettison fail to dent Demant's good sailing forecast

 

Financials

© Demant

May 3, 2022. An interim Q1 management statement from the Danish hearing group Demant reflects a 13.5m euro Ukraine war hit and the negative impact of divestment of Oticon Medical. Despite the turbulence, a 2022 outlook of 5-9% organic growth remains unchanged.

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Demant's loss is Cochlear's gain as Danish giant jettisons its implant business

 
 

Acquisitions

© Demant/Cochlear

Demant has announced an agreement to turn over its hearing implants business, Oticon Medical, to Cochlear. The price: DKK 850 million (US$122.3m). For the reasons, read on.

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Cochlear Americas appoints new President for the region

 
 

Appointments

© Cochlear

Lisa Aubert, former Vice President of Sales for Cochlear Americas, has this April been promoted to President of this global medical device firm trading from headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

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Watch our space, Widex UK tells audiologists

 

HQs

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Widex UK has launched a plush new purpose-designed customer experience space in Chester, North West England, aiming to entice visitors from independent audiology businesses to explore the Widex sound and deals during a welcoming business encounter.

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AAA Conference 2022 + HearTech Expo opens Wednesday March 30 - pick up your special Conference print issue of Audiology Worldnews

 

publications

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This conference special magazine is a complement to the educational and networking days that begin Wednesday March 30 in St. Louis, a printed portable reference to some of the issues in hearing care today. Congratulations to the AAA on holding its 2022 conference as a physical gathering. Welcome back!

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Tinnitus support boosted by telemedicine team-up

 
 

teleaudiology

© Oto/Treble

A partnership forged between U.S. audiology telehealth company Treble Health, and UK support app Oto, should improve support for people living with tinnitus worldwide.

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Advanced Bionics appeals German court ruling on HiRes Ultra 3D CI patent infringement suit brought by MED-EL

 
 
 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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Sonova's cochlear implant subsidiary, Advanced Bionics (AB), has announced it is appealing a judgement reached against it by a German regional court that upheld a patent infringement claim brought by the Austria-based implantable hearing technology firm, MED-EL.

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