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New Signia President Mike O’Neil arrives for “new era of innovation”

 

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© WS Audiology

Signia US has appointed Mike O’Neil as its new president, with complete responsibility for the brand’s management and development. He will work under the recently appointed US president for WS Audiology, Daniel Liberman,

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Industry’s remote control in 2021 illustrated by Starkey’s two-day Livio Edge AI event

 

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© Starkey Dr Archelle Georgiou, Starkey Chief Health Officer.

Hearing giant Starkey was fast off the blocks to stage live events remotely in 2020, and its UK community will benefit from an early online two-day #GainTheEdge show this January 14 and 15.

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Reasons for optimism in 2021 – what audiology leaders foresee

 

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© Audrey Zeller/Audio Infos

Reasons for optimism in audiology over the new year ahead range from growing patient control of their devices to more individualised attention and increased collaboration between the players in hearing healthcare.

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Tim Clark joins the Starkey team as Managing Director, UK and Ireland

 

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Former Sonova Commercial Director, Tim Clark, has been appointed as Managing Director, UK and Ireland for Starkey.

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Hearing instrument market recovery continues following first lockdowns in UK and Ireland

 

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British and Irish hearing device producers have confirmed a continuing brightening of the economic picture for Q3, 2020, as the market recovers from the ravages of spring lockdowns.

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CI surgery breakthrough as robot-assisted insertions are completed in Iowa

 

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© IotaMotion

The world's first two robotics-assisted cochlear implant (CI) insertions have been achieved by US firm iotaMotion through its iotaSOFT system, an investigational surgical tool currently in clinical evaluation.

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Paradise among factors brightening Sonova financial estimate despite COVID

 

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A bright guidance for the first half of the 2020/21 financial year has been beamed out by the Swiss hearing solution giant, Sonova, possibly indicating faster industry-wide recovery from COVID than expected.

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Q2 Lockdown battering of UK and Irish hearing market confirmed by manufacturers' data: 85% and 70% falls respectively

 

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Full Q2 2020 hearing instrument market data has been released, confirming that both private and NHS sales were pushed off a cliff by COVID lockdown policies.

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Cochlear launches tool to help adults with hearing aids decide if they could benefit from implants

 

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© Cochlear Limited

A new online tool using language-independent tests to assess a person's ability to discriminate similar speech sounds offers adults struggling to hear with hearing aids a self-testing comparison of how cochlear implants might do the job.

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Full programme announced for this year's DIGITAL EUHA 2020

 

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The 2020 Digital EUHA Congress will kick-off on Friday October 9 with an online Future Friday event featuring keynote lectures on crucial technology issues, including artificial intelligence, Bluetooth enhancements, and remote fitting.

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