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Sivantos launches the new hearing aid brand Signia

Manufacturers

Sivantos Group has announced the launch of a new hearing aid brand, called Signia. According to a late January newsletter Signia will now be the company’s premium hearing aid brand. In the past, the Siemens hearing aid division already had a model with the same name on the market.

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Marcus Desimoni new CFO of GN Store Nord and GN ReSound

Manufacturers

Marcus Desimoni joins as chief financial officer (CFO) of GN ReSound and GN Store Nord, effective February 15, 2016.

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Amplifon partners with Rediffusion Y&R in India

Partnership

As part of its development in India, Amplifon has chosen Rediffusion Y&R for its creative communication needs in the country, according to Television Post.

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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

Market

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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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