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UK NHS Q2 hearing aid sales drop as a result of Brexit stockpiling

 

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A seesaw in hearing aid sales is the only clear market indicator so far of any effect of the Brexit process in the UK and Ireland, but there is a simple explanation behind the latest figures.

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"Cybercrime" collapses Demant's IT infrastructure

 

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A critical "cybercrime" incident brought down the IT system of the multinational hearing technology group, Demant, on Tuesday (September 3).

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Skirmish over OTC self-fit devices as industry disputes FDA clearance for BOSE hearing aid

 

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The standards applied in testing for US authorisation for self-fitting hearing aids may "jeopardise the hearing health of consumers", says the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) in a letter to the issuing body, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Ten percent of Norwegians admit hearing loss

 

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It's a figure comparable to that in other countries across Europe: 10.9%, the number of adult citizens of Norway who believe they suffer from hearing loss, according to data from the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA).

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Home hearing test available to 100m users through Amazon Alexa

 

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A free voice-controlled home hearing test accessed through the Amazon Alexa intelligent virtual assistant (IVA)has been launched by UK independent outfit Amplify Hearing.

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BREXIT: what UK audiology has to say

 

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The big players in the UK audiology market and profession have finally broken a long, uncomfortable silence on the confusing and—for some—alarming subject of Britain's exit from the European Union.

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From iPhone ear scan to printed 3D device in under 60 minutes...Down Under

 

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An Australian university-based start-up is ready to market a one-hour 3D printing service for personalised hearing device shapes, and it uses iPhone scanning to provide the mould data.

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MRI-safe cochlear implant approved by FDA

 

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A cochlear implant designed especially for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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InnerScope launches NEXUS as a "self-fitting" hearing aid

 

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Many hearing healthcare professionals (HHCPs) will be more than a little scornful, but InnerScope's launch of Nexus, a "self-fitting" hearing aid, comes with the warning that it is "revolutionizing the industry".

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June 3 Apple announcements embrace hearing health, but are we closer to an actual Apple hearing aid?

 

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New Apple Inc. tech products to be announced on June 3 will reflect the computer giant's increasing focus on healthcare, in particular hearing features aimed at the so-called Silver Tsunami generation of ageing consumers.

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