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Erich Spahr, pivot of Bernafon since 1984, waves Goodbye to a "people business"

 
 
 

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© Bernafon/Courtesy of Demant   Erich Spahr in retirement, exchanging marketing tools for the joyful trappings of car restoration.

"You don't sound like you're retiring," I had to say, halfway through an hour-long chat with Erich Spahr, who confirms he is severing ties completely with an industry after a long career breathing life into it. This lynchpin of Bernafon since 1984 still seems clearly focused on the present and the future.

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Predictions for 2031: Gitte Aabo. Innovations and data empowering device users

 
 

Future of Audiology: 2031

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Will people in 2031 be wondering how they ever lived without hearing aids, as a majority would now say about their smartphones? GN Hearing CEO Gitte Aabo predicts that the role of data will acquire so much importance in the next ten years that people with "unaided ears" will not doubt the need for aids.

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Predictions for 2031: Dr. Archelle Georgiou Hearing health empowered, and aids worn by normal hearing persons

 
 

FUTURE OF AUDIOLOGY: 2031

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The fourth of our audiology figures to be consulted on a prediction for the 2031 hearing sphere, Starkey's Dr. Archelle Georgiou, bases her vision on four current trends.

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JABRA-CADABRA?

 

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What market magic does GN Hearing adjure with its Jabra Enhance Plus "as and when" hearing device? CEO Gitte Aabo keeps the spell enigmatic despite the curiosity of Audio Infos UK.

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How hearing instrument technology impacts user experience

 
 
 

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Everyone using hearing instruments has their own, individual, listening needs. BIHIMA spoke with Unitron’s Director of Clinical Research, Don Hayes about how technology has improved user experience and the work they are doing to continue to improve this.

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Nigeria's ENT chief urges state to subsidise cochlear implantation

 

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Government facilitation of Nigeria's cochlear implant market could bring benefit for many more child CI candidates in the country, says Dr. Biodun Olusesi, President of the Otorhinolaryngological Society of Nigeria.

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Mandatory hearing tests of over-55s? British and Irish hearing aid manufacturers say yes

 
 

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Sixty percent of audiologists recommend over-55s have annual hearing tests, reveals a recent survey by the British and Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA). The organisation is calling for testing to be mandatory.

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EUHA 2021 in stats and photos

 
 

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65th International EUHA Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians. September 15 to 17. Hanover. 5,200 delegates (65% of 2019 attendance) from 60 countries. 20 expert lectures. 4 tutorials. 4 Future Friday lectures. 87 exhibitors from 16 countries.

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Holistic Sonova broadens its audiological care horizons

 
 
 

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Big Audiology they might have called it, but thankfully didn't. Yet Swiss audiology giant Sonova has announced a shift to a more holistic approach to embrace the different medical needs that coexist with hearing loss.

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Tech team-up deal ups the bar on smart hearing protection for mission teams on the ground

 
 

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A partnership between Sweden-based hearing protection providers Sordin and Israeli communications tech outfit, Cardo Crew, is promising a game-changing line in hearing protectors for people on the move.

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