Market

Cochlear receives FDA approval on new hearing device Kanso™

FDA

kanso cochlear implant

Cochlear has announced received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its newest "innovative hearing loss solution", Kanso™. Commercial availability is expected this fall in the US.

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Widex delivers strong growth

Manufacturers

Widex financial report 2015/2016
© Widex, headquarter in Lynge, Denmark

Danish hearing aid manufacturer Widex announced its results for the financial year 2015/16.

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Changes at the Sonova Management Board

Manufacturers

Sonova changes Management Board 1 September 2016
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Sonova announces today the next step in developing its global management structure. This follows the recent communication regarding the set-up of its global wholesale organization.

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Audibene founders join the business angels scene

Investments

Audibene founders become business angels
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After the Saarbruecker21 Berlin Business Angels group, a new business angels group has emerged, known as “The Angel Club”, which brings together the founders of German companies Audibene, Kaufda and OnVista.

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UK hearing aid market: a sixth year of growth

MARKET

Hearing aids UK sales growth
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The British Hearing Aid Manufacturers Association (BHAMA) sales data for the first three months of 2016 once again show good growth over the previous year.

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MED-EL acquires bone conduction technology from Otorix AB

Bone conduction

MED-EL acquires Otorix technology

MED-EL has announced on July 15 the acquisition of the Adjoin bone conduction hearing system from the Swedish medical device company Otorix.

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Sonova's acquisition of AudioNova approved by German Federal Cartel Office

Retail

German Federal Cartel Office in Bonn.

Sonova announced on July 20 that the German Federal Cartel Office approved the acquisition of the Dutch hearing aid distributor AudioNova without conditions.

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Amplifon acquires two German retail chains for a total of 86 shops

Retail

© Amplifon.

Amplifon announced today, July 19, the acquisition of the two German retail chains Focus Hören AG and Die Hörmeister GmbH.

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Auditdata A/S and GRO Capital announce that they will join forces

Acquisition

Auditdata logo

Denmark’s investment fund GRO Capital A/S has acquired 46% of Auditdata A/S and has become the main shareholder in the global independent provider of audiology solutions.

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William Demant Eyes “Defensive” Retail Acquisition Opportunities

Retail

After seeing two of its biggest competitors - Sonova and GN Resound - make major acquisitions in recent months, hearing aid maker William Demant is seeking ways to minimize the impact on its global sales.

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