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CI manufacturer Nurotron lands in Latin America

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CI

The Chinese hearing implant producer Nurotron is heading into the Latin American market.

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The saga continues: Starkey ex-President files lawsuit

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Manufacturers

Recently fired President of Starkey Laboratories, Jerry Ruzicka, is suing the US hearing aids manufacturer, claiming wrongful termination and defamation, reports TwinCities.

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Vitakustik acquires Lindacher Akustik GmbH

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Retail

Vitakustik GmBH, based in Munich, Germany announced on January 13 that it took over Lindacher Akustik GmbH on January 2, 2016.

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FDA approval for at-home hearing test

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the green light for marketing of an over-the-counter testing system for hearing loss, reports MedDeviceOnline.

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Is Samsung ready to enter the market?

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Patents

Rumours are strong once again that Samsung are about to unveil a line of Bluetooth hearing aids.

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GN ReSound and William Demant settle all patent disputes

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Manufacturers

GN ReSound A/S and William Demant Holding A/S have announced on January 7th an agreement to settle all patent disputes between the two companies, thereby terminating all patent litigations — both in Europe, including Denmark, and in North America — with immediate effect.

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Follow-up: Starkey Hearing Technologies says company is a crime victim

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Manufacturers

Starkey Hearing Technologies, Eden Prairie, Minnesota announced that the company is not under investigation by federal officials for criminal wrongdoing but is instead a victim of a possible crime.

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Sivantos Group investment and development in China

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China Daily reports on Sivantos Group’s investment plans from a Chinese perspective, particularly concerning cooperation in R&D.

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William Demant announces higher than market growth for the 3rd quarter

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The financial results of William Demant group for the 3rd quarter of 2015 have been released. No specific figures were provided by the Danish group’s management, who nonetheless announced that the company posted higher than market organic growth, at 3 to 4%.

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930 M Euros in group sales for Sonova in the first half of the fiscal year

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Sonova Group has announced its results for the first half of the financial year running from April to September 2015. Group sales for this six month period reached 930 million Euros, up 6.7% versus the first half of 2014-2015.

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