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Oticon Opn Edison Award

Award

Each year, innovators and inventors gather for the Edison Awards in New York City, USA to celebrate leading developments in technology, engineering, marketing, and design.

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Startup Doppler Labs preparing for OTC hearing aids

Expression of an idea
© Avarooa - Fotolia

Innovation

Forbes recently reported the interesting perspective of smart-earbud startup Doppler Labs as it prepares for an over-the-counter hearing aid bill to be passed in the United States.

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Ignacio Martínez, Sivantos CEO: our aim is be world no.1 again

Interview

Ignacio Martinez
Ignacio Martínez, new CEO Sivantos Group ©Sivantos

Sivantos Group recently appointed a new CEO in Spaniard, Ignacio Martínez. Backed by his long career over three decades as a frontline director for three international firms, he talked to Audio Infos of his clear-cut, ambitious target: world leadership.

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Substantial growth for Sonova Holding AG

Figures

Lukas Braunschweiler, Sonova
Lukas Braunschweiler, CEO of Sonova

Sonova has announced a sales increase of 15.6% for the year to March 2017, reaching CHF 2,395 million for the 12 month period.

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Strong start to 2017 for Amplifon

Result

Amplifon headquarter
Enrico Vita, CEO Amplifon © Business People

In late April, the Board of Directors of Amplifon approved first quarter results showing a significant increase in revenues and profitability, along with further expansion of the company’s distribution network.

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Four awards in three weeks for Oticon Opn

Recognition

Oticon Opn awards
© Durluby - Fotolia

The Oticon Opn product range has won a total of seven awards during 2017 with four prizes coming in the last three weeks.

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Phonak announced collaboration on VA HearAssist

Telehealth

Phonak VA HearAssist
Phonak VA HearAssist

Phonak has announced the launch of a pilot program through Iron Bow to provide the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) real-life opportunities for employing modern telehealth solutions to enable a distance fitting approach for hearing aids.

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Sonova opens Global Hearing Institute in China

Training

Sonova Global Hearing Institute China
Speech by Mr. Leonard Marshall, VP Hearing Instruments Wholesale Asia Pacific

According to a press release dated May 8, Sonova officially opened its first Audiology Training Center in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.

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GN Hearing report strong Q1

Financials

GN Hearing Anders Hedegaard
Anders Hedegaard at AudiologyNOW! 2017. © V.A.

The GN group has announced quarter 1 results for 1St Jan – 31st March which show a 15% revenue growth in driven by strong performance in both GN Hearing and GN Audio.

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OTC hearing aids in the US: more reactions

OTC

over the counter hearing aids
© Jean Scheijen - www.vierdrie.nl

The rare bipartisan (Democrat-Republican) push from lawmakers that is aimed at reducing regulations on the sale of hearing aids is putting the spotlight on this area of healthcare in a new way.

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