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Top management shake-up at Starkey Hearing Technologies

Manufacturers

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Starkey, the number one American hearing aids manufacturer, has announced, announced the termination of its Executive President Jerry Ruzicka along with three other senior executives: Keith Guggenberger, Operations Vice President, Scott Nelson, Chief Financial Officer, and Larry Miller, Vice President of Human Resources.

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The rapidly developing world of bionic hearing gadgets

Research

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The MIT Technology Review recently looked over some of the innovations that are coming out of the wearable technology sector, specifically wireless earbuds.

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UK hearing aid market: 2nd quarter's data

MARKET

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The British Hearing Aid Manufacturers Association (BHAMA) sales data for the second three months of 2015 show good growth over 2014 for the private sector.

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Cochlear Ltd. cuts dividends despite increase in profits

Market

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Australian hearing implant manufacturer Cochlear Ltd. has posted a 56% rise in full-year profit but cut its annual dividend by 25%.

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Advanced Bionics announces FDA approval of Naída CI Q90 and Q30

CI

Advanced Bionics, subsidiary of Sonova Holding AG, has received FDA approval in the United States for its new Naída CI Q90 and Q30 sound processors. FDA approval follows Health Canada approval earlier this year. Distribution of the Naída CI Q90 sound processor is expected later this year in the United States and Canada.

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Amplifon acquires thirty stores in Germany

Market

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Amplifon announced today the purchase of 30 stores in northeastern Germany from a private party through the subsidiary Amplifon Deutschland.

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Investment increasing in earworn wearables sector

Market

Interest has continued to grow in 2015 in the area of wearables, and smart ear devices are no exception, reports Tech Crunch.

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HAL: AudioNova acquires full control of GEERS Hörakustik

market

Dr Volker Geers

GEERS Horakustik, a hearing aid retailer in Germany, Poland, Hungary, Russia and Switzerland is now under the full control of AudioNova International following the sale of the final 25% of their shares by the Geers family.

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Amplifon has identified Enrico Vita for the position of CEO after Franco Moscetti

Market

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In a press release from July 23, Amplifon informs that the company jointly with the Chief Executive Officer Franco Moscetti has initiated the transition in the Group leadership by identifying the current Chief Operating Officer Enrico Vita as a candidate for the position of CEO.

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Accessibility of hearing aids in the USA

Regulation

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LiveScience recently posted an Expert Voices column on the treatment gap in the area of hearing devices in the USA.

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