Market

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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Hearing aid market study of Western Europe 2015 vs 2014

Sales figures

European hearing aid sales figures
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Tony Grant-Salmon from the British hearing aid manufacturer's association has compiled all the available sales figures from Europe for 2015 in this report.

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Market trends: the charge of recharge

Rechargeability

rechargeable hearing aids
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Rechargeable batteries for hearing aids have been around for some time. Until recently they were a footnote in hearing aid history. That is now about to change.

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Oticon Medical obtains US FDA clearance for Ponto 3

CI

FDA clearance for Ponto 3
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Oticon Medical has announced that it has obtained 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the new Ponto 3 Bone Anchored Sound Processor family.

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GN Audio has acquired VXi Corporation

Acquisition

GN Audio acquires VXi
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Today GN Audio has announced the acquisition of VXi Corporation, an US based manufacturer of professional headset solutions.

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Sonova announces appointment of new Group Vice President Retail

Appointment

Christophe Fond new Sonova Group Vice President Retail
Sonova headquarter in Stäfa, Switzerland. © Sonova

Sonova announces today the appointment of Mr. Christophe Fond to the position of Group Vice President Retail.

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Sound Pharmaceuticals raising funds for hearing loss drug

Fundraising

pharmaceutical hearing loss treatment
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Seattle-based startup Sound Pharmaceuticals is currently working on raising USD 30 million in investment funding for the development of new hearing loss treatments.

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Asius Technologies to join forces with Empire Ears

Alliance

asius partners with empire ears

Asius Technologies, a developer of high-end electronic devices designed to enhance sound while mitigating damage to the human ear, has partnered with Empire Ears, a manufacturer of in-ear monitors for musicians, sound engineers, and audiophiles.

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Gary Rosenblum New President of Oticon Inc.

Nomination

Gary Rosenblum new President of Oticon USA
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Oticon, Inc. announced today that Gary Rosenblum has been named the new President of Oticon, Inc., effective October 3, 2016.

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