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Enter Demant - name changes for William Demant Holding and Oticon Foundation

manufacturers

William Demant Holding is expected to change its name to Demant this March 19 when the Danish hearing giant's AGM approves this proposal aimed at creating a clearer corporate brand identity.

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Widex and Sivantos given merger go-ahead

Transaction

Sivantos Widex

The merger between Widex and Sivantos has been approved by the European Commission which means the transaction can now be closed by early March 2019 – subject to final and customary closing conditions.

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Eric Timm appointed CEO of Sivantos, Inc.

Nomination

Sivantos
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Sivantos, Inc. announced on February 1 the appointment of Eric Timm to the role of chief executive officer.

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3M to pay $9.1m to settle claims it sold defective earplugs

Litigation

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The US multinational 3M has agreed to a $9.1m payment to end a dispute over allegations it knowingly sold defective combat ear plugs to the U.S. military.

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Wireless earwear reaches fashion zenith - Louis Vuitton AirPods earphones anyone?

style

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A challenge to the status effect of the Apple AirPod—which has been trumpeted as a makeshift hearing aid—is being launched by the Paris fashion house Louis Vuitton in the form of designer wireless earphones.

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Toy noise - the hidden harm in Christmas gifts that spark gradual hearing loss

Children

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Christmas has gone, the fat goose gobbled up, but the kids are going deaf: it's a toy story told by experts and one parents need to hear.

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Hyundai claims first assist systems for the hearing-disabled driver

Driving

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Two new artificial intelligence systems to assist hearing-impaired drivers have been launched by the South Korean car manufacturer, Hyundai.

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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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