Market

Lorenzo Fiorani joins Amplifon Spain as General Manager

Appointment

Lorenzo

Lorenzo Fiorani has joined Amplifon Spain as General Manager.

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The Widex and Sivantos merger is on again

Manufacturers

Sivantos Widex

The on-off relationship between Widex and Sivantos is seemingly back on, with a news item appearing on Reuters on January 10 stating an application seeking European Commission approval for their planned $8 billion merger has been reopened according to public records.

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Headphones that bypass the ear could cut distraction-related pedestrian deaths

Safety

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Facial bone conduction technology developed by young Mexican technicians could be the solution to health and safety issues that have long dogged headphone culture.

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Starkey opens Nairobi office to begin African adventure

Manufacturers

Nairobi
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Starkey Hearing Technologies has opened its first offices in Africa, in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

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Seven year prison sentence for former Starkey president

Manufacturers

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A federal judge has handed a seven-year prison sentence to Jerome Ruzicka, who was convicted by a jury in March this year of embezzling over $15 million dollars from his former company, the hearing aid giant Starkey Laboratories.

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InnerScope grows its direct-to-consumer model with two eCommerce sites and a clinic

Retail

InnerScope Hearing Technologies

Two announcements in one week by InnerScope Hearing Technologies (INND) highlight the firm's varied strategies within a fast-changing US hearing-aids market.

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Amplifon completes the acquisition of Spanish GAES

Completion

Amplifon

Amplifon announced on December 18 the completion, after the receipt of the unconditional clearance from the Spanish and Portuguese antitrust authorities, of the previously announced acquisition of GAES for a total purchase price of around Euro 530 million.

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New CEO of GN Hearing appointed

Nomination

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GN Store Nord has chosen Jakob Gudbrand as CEO of GN Hearing and member of GN Store Nord’s Executive Management.

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Monte Dillow named new president of Beltone

Appointment

Monte Dillow
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GN Hearing today announced the appointment of Monte Dillow as the new president of Beltone.

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Sonova "considering hearing aids for the supermarket"?

Manufacturers

CES
Sonova HQ in Staefa, Switzerland ©Innocentia

The Sunday edition of the Swiss newspaper "Neuen Zürcher Zeitung" (NZZ) reported on November 25 that Sonova AG is considering “hearing aids for the supermarket”.

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