Market

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

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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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Søren Nielsen: “Both Oticon and Oticon Medical have a strong pipeline”

Interview

Soeren Nielsen, COO at William Demant

We asked “How do you do?” to Oticon President and COO of William Demant Søren Nielsen. How do Oticon and Oticon Medical do in technology, retail and business in various markets?

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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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