Market

Disruptive technologies and mainstream industry

Business

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Health Affairs recently ran an analysis article looking at why the business disruption model in economics has not been observed in the hearing aids industry.

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New CEO for the Ear Foundation

Appointment

The Ear Foundation
Sue Archbold, John Atkins and Melanie Gregory

The Ear Foundation has appointed Melanie Gregory as the new Chief Executive, with effect from 1st August 2016. Melanie will work alongside the current Chief Executive, Sue Archbold, until she retires in October.

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Changes at PC Werth

Company

PC Werth
Left to right: Gordon Mak, Delain Wright, Barbara Strahan, Stewart Howell, John Precious. © PC Werth

Since the acquisition of PC Werth by IntriCon Corp late last year, several changes have been made which Intricon UK Ltd believes will help to secure their position in UK hearing care.

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Amplifon: new brand identity

Brand

Amplifon
Amplifon

The Italian group Amplifon recently presented its new brand identity, new logo, and new website.

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Rebrand for GN Group: GN Hearing and GN Audio introduced

Manufacturers

GN headquarters in Ballerup
GN's headquarters in Ballerup, Denmark © GN

With immediate effect GN has changed its legal company names in order to ‘support a renewed brand platform’. GN ReSound A/S has changed to GN Hearing A/S.

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EHIMA elects new board

Manufacturers

EHIMA
Lukas Braunschweiler (l.), Anders Hedegaard (r.)

At the annual ordinary general assembly the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) elected a new board for the coming two years.

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Beltone announces an exclusive distributor for Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong province, China

Distribution

Sonova announces strategy on retail
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In Guangdong province, China and the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, Beltone A/S products will be distributed exclusively by KAM Hearing Health Ltd.

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Sonova: expanding in the area of retail

Retail

Sonova announces strategy on retail
Guillermo Ossa

The Financial Times recently published a piece on the Swiss manufacturer’s new strategy of developing its retail business to ensure future growth.

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New audiology device market analysis: 2015-2023

Market

Expected growth in audiology sector
Ilker - Sxc

Global Market Insights released a new review of the audiology market this month, showing that market growth is expected across all sectors in the coming years.

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GN Resound announces plan to buy Audigy Group

Market

Anders Hedergaard, CEO of GN ReSound
Anders Hedergaard, CEO of GN ReSound at the AudiologyNOW! congress (V.A.)

Over the weekend, GN ReSound announced that they have signed a supply agreement with the Audigy Group in the United States with immediate effect.

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