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"Dramatic" 2020 decline in hearing aid sales takes shine off 2019 rise, say Europe's manufacturers

 

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A July 1 update from the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) highlights a 6.4% growth in global hearing aid sales for 2019, but a bright long-term picture over recent years cannot disguise the still unaudited debacle of 2020.

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Solar-powered hearing aid triumphs for crusading tech entrepreneur in Botswana

 

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The Botswanan firm behind a successful solar-rechargeable hearing aid has been steadily breaking into markets throughout Africa and Brazil.

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Gradual hearing market improvements noted by Demant checked by continuing uncertainty

 

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Orders are coming in and activity is increasing says hearing tech giant Demant as markets respond gradually to the opening up of societies, but uncertainty still clouds the crystal ball on the near-term financial outlook.

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Coronavirus Spain: 34% of audiologists foresee boost for online hearing services

 

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An online-offline mix is the future service model seen by 34% of Spain's audiologists and practices as a medium-term outcome from the coronavirus crisis. This is just one of the data nuggets from a survey carried out by GN Group to evaluate the economic fallout from the pandemic.

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EUHA Congress date rescheduled for September 2021

 

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EUHA, the world's biggest hearing gathering, will next take place — all being well — in Hannover, Germany from September 15 to 17, 2021.

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How major hearing aid manufacturer Demant is riding the COVID-19 roller coaster

 

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One of the world's leading hearing health instrument producers, the Danish giant Demant, has been revealing the shaking it has taken as a result of coronavirus lockdowns in its global marketplaces. However the wound is dressed, it's a scary gash, and Demant is understandably chary on a detailed prognosis for the market.

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EUHA 2020 cancelled

 

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The coronavirus crisis has claimed its biggest audiology events victim to date: the organisers of the annual EUHA congress have accepted the virtual "impossibility" of going ahead with the 2020 gathering in Hannover, today announcing its cancellation.

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Surgery delayed by crisis will impact child cochlear implant cases long term

 

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Children born with hearing difficulties will suffer life-long issues if elective surgery restrictions under coronavirus measures delay their cochlear implant operations, the CEO of Cochlear Ltd has warned.

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Europe's hearing aid manufacturers message the world on pandemic

 

 

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On behalf of all EHIMA member companies, the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) has issued a statement on the coronavirus pandemic via its President, Søren Nielsen, which we post in full.

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The UK's Coronvirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

 

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As part of measures to compensate domestic businesses affected by coronavirus strategies, the UK government has fast-tracked its loan proposal for businesses.

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