Market

Oticon Opn™ honoured at CES 2017 Innovation Awards

Award

Oticon Opn
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Oticon’s internet connected hearing aid captured two awards in the categories “Tech for a Better World” and “Wearable Technologies” at world’s leading consumer technology awards program.

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Ignacio Martinez appointed CEO of Sivantos Group

Nomination

Ignacio Martinez CEO Sivantos Group
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Sivantos has announced today the appointment of Ignacio Martinez as CEO, effective end of November.

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New bill to push for over-the-counter hearing aids in US

Regulation

hearing aids over the counter
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Buying a hearing aid in the US could soon be as easy to access and competively-priced as non-prescription reading glasses if a new bill about to be introduced passes into law.

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Strong growth for GN Hearing and GN Audio

Figures

GN Hearing and GN Audio report growth in 2016
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GN Hearing and GN Audio have reported strong growth for the third quarter on the basis of figures released by the companies in early November.

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40 years of Puretone

Celebration

Puretone hearing aids
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One of the companies exhibiting at this week’s BAA Conference is celebrating 40 years in business.

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Patent applications on the rise: Samsung’s vision

Patents

Samsung hearables
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Large consumer electronics companies are filing increasing numbers of patents, including in the area of hearing rehabilitation and sound, potentially providing extra competition for the Big 6.

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Custom in-ear buds: the music industry leading the way

In-ear monitors

in-ear monitors for concerts
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More and more producers, music executives, and fans are using in-ear monitors to listen to music on mobile devices and during performances.

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Accessibility of websites to the visually and hearing-impaired

Litigation

The Daily Business Review recently published a commentary via its Board of Contributors concerning this subject: compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Number of hearing aids sold or quality of service?

Opinion

European hearing aid sales figures
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Mirella Bistocchi, President of the Italian National Association of Importers and Manufacturers of Hearing Aids (ANIFA) brings us considerations from the Italian perspective regarding the study by British colleague Tony Grant-Salmon.

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Humavox partners with Starkey to bring wireless charging to hearing aids

Rechargeability

GN Audio acquires VXi

On October 18 Humavox has announced a partnership with Starkey Hearing Technologies in order to implement wireless charging in audio devices, "simplifying the day-to-day lives of consumers".

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