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iHear launches pay-as-you-go aids on subscription with online tweaking and support

Trends

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iHEARmax, one of the products by iHear. Photo: iHear.

Hearing aids for low, flexible, personalised monthly plans, and programming through mobile apps is the latest formula from the venture-funded San Francisco-based provider, iHear Medical.

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Eargo raises $52M for direct-to-consumer product

DTC

Eargo

Eargo, the American hearing aid company, says it is on a mission to change the way people think about hearing aids and they want to become the ultimate consumer hearing brand.

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Sivantos and Widex merge to become WS Audiology

Creation

Sivantos Widex

Swiftly following the merger approval announcement, comes the news of the creation of WS Audiology.

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Med-El joining EHIMA – is Cochlear Ltd. next?

Association

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With Med-El joining EHIMA as of January 1, 2019 it makes sense to ask whether Australian Cochlear Ltd., will also seek membership.

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Beltone, Eargo and Phonak nominated finalists in the 2019 Edison Awards

awards

The prestigious 2019 Edison Awards features three top new products as finalists in its Consumer Electronics and Information category: Beltone Amaze by Beltone, Eargo Max by Eargo, and the Phonak Marvel hearing aid with universal Bluetooth connectivity by Phonak.

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Enter Demant - name changes for William Demant Holding and Oticon Foundation

manufacturers

William Demant Holding is expected to change its name to Demant this March 19 when the Danish hearing giant's AGM approves this proposal aimed at creating a clearer corporate brand identity.

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Widex and Sivantos given merger go-ahead

Transaction

Sivantos Widex

The merger between Widex and Sivantos has been approved by the European Commission which means the transaction can now be closed by early March 2019 – subject to final and customary closing conditions.

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Eric Timm appointed CEO of Sivantos, Inc.

Nomination

Sivantos
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Sivantos, Inc. announced on February 1 the appointment of Eric Timm to the role of chief executive officer.

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3M to pay $9.1m to settle claims it sold defective earplugs

Litigation

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The US multinational 3M has agreed to a $9.1m payment to end a dispute over allegations it knowingly sold defective combat ear plugs to the U.S. military.

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Wireless earwear reaches fashion zenith - Louis Vuitton AirPods earphones anyone?

style

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A challenge to the status effect of the Apple AirPod—which has been trumpeted as a makeshift hearing aid—is being launched by the Paris fashion house Louis Vuitton in the form of designer wireless earphones.

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