Market

Bluetooth communication system commissioned by American military

Communication

Molar Mic
©Sonitus Technolies

Sonitus Technologies has secured a multi-million-dollar contract with the United States Department of Defense (DOD) for the company’s ‘Molar Mic’, a new personal communication system.

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Using headphones and hearing aids simultaneously

Devices

©AloshBennett

CR Consumer Reports recently ran an article on finding headphones that work well with hearing aids.

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The Amplifon Group acquires Conversons centres

Retail

Amplifon to acquire Conversons

In August this year, the Audio Sons and Amplifon groups signed an agreement to purchase the centres branded under the Conversons name.

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Sivantos Ibérica emerges in Spain following AS Ibérica union

Industry

© Winfried Arz and Miguel Sanchez © Sivantos

The firm AS Ibérica Soluciones Auditivas, based in Las Rozas (Madrid), has joined Grupo Sivantos as a strategic partner and will now continue in the marketplace as Sivantos Ibérica, say sources at the company.

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A Japanese and a South Korean company joining the global hearing aids market

Partnership

Olive Union and Litalico Inc.

The Japan Times reports that Litalico Inc., a Japanese social enterprise, will partner with the South Korean startup Olive Union Inc. to enter the global hearing aids market.

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Survey finds that most Americans rarely think about hearing loss

Online survey

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A survey released recently by the Merck Manuals found that 59% of Americans say they rarely think about hearing loss, reports PR Newswire.

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GN Hearing and Google to bring direct mobile streaming from Android devices to hearing aids

Partnership

Ridofranz

GN Hearing and Google have announced on August 16 a new technology partnership that will make GN Hearing the first manufacturer to enable a full spectrum of direct audio streaming from Android devices to hearing aids.

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Cochlear announces retirement of Prof Edward Byrne, AC

People

cochlear

Cochlear Limited today announces that non-executive director Prof Edward Byrne, AC has advised his intention to retire from the Company’s board at the end of the next Annual General Meeting which will be held on 16th October 2018.

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William Demant to bring Philips brand to hearing aid market

Partnership

Philips and William Demant partnership
ARR

William Demant has signed a licensing agreement with Philips, that will enable the Danish manufacturer and retailer to bring Philips-branded hearing solutions to the global market. The Philips brand will join Oticon, Bernafon, Sonic in the portfolio of hearing instrument brands offered by William Demant.

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Phonak wins three Red Dot product design awards

Award

Phonak Red Dot

Phonak has been honored with three international Red Dot Awards for excellence in product design.

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