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John Sparacio, new President at Oticon Medical US

Nomination

John Sparacio, President at Oticon Medical US

End July Oticon Medical announced that John Sparacio has been named as President, Oticon Medical US. As President, Sparacio will have responsibility for leadership of the entire US organization and the advancement of Oticon Medical’s position in bone anchored hearing systems and cochlear implant solutions in the US.

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Amplifon to acquire GAES group

Retail

Amplifon to acquire GAES

Amplifon has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of GAES group from the Gassó family and from other minority shareholders.

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US hearing aid sales surpass 1 million for first time in a quarter

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The latest hearing aid figures released by the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) show sales in America exceeding 1 million for the 2nd quarter of 2018.

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Starkey moves R&D focus from California to Israel

Manufacturer

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Starkey Hearing Technologies has closed its research facility in Berkley, California, but opened a new site in Israel. The American manufacturer informed its employees at the end of June that the company is expanding its global research and development.

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Full reimbursement scheme for hearing aids in France revealed

Reimbursement

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After several months of intensive discussions, the new “full reimbursement” scheme for hearing aids was revealed on Wednesday, June 13.

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Hearing care professionals commit to historic reform in France

Reimbursement

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In France, the establishment of full reimbursement (RAC zero in French) for optical dental and hearing devices was officially signed by the relevant professional bodies and the French Minister of Health, Agnès Buzyn.

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GN Hearing earns two Gold Stevie Awards for tele-audiology innovation

Award

Stevie Award
GN Hearing announced the company’s two signature products, ReSound LiNX 3D™ and Beltone Trust™, were named winners of two Gold Stevie® Awards.

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Sonova records substantial sales and earnings growth

Manufacturers

sonova

Sonova Holding AG has reported solid financial performance for the 2017/2018 financial year in a recent media release. The company achieved substantial growth in both sales and profit.

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Sivantos and Widex to merge?

Industry

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On May 16, Sivantos and Widex announced their intention to merge to form a joint entity.

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GN Store Nord reports strong interim results for Q1 2018

Industry

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Denmark-based group GN Store Nord has reported double-digit organic growth, driving a strong increase in the company’s earnings margin.

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