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Hearing aids market in Japan - Overview

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As JapanTrak 2012 has demonstrated, there are a number of specificities that characterize the Japanese market which is different from other industrialized countries. To understand the Japanese market, Audio Infos presents an overview of this industry in Japan.

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Sales growth continues on the UK hearing aid market

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

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Jared Schnackenberg appointed as new president of Oticon Medical U.S.

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Oticon Medical today announced the expansion of its U.S. leadership team with the appointment of Jared Schnackenberg as president of Oticon Medical U.S.

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Extension of the Executive Board of William Demant

Nomination

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According to a press release published on June 16, William Demant Holding A/S has employed René Schneider to fill a newly created position as Chief Financial Officer, CFO, starting from September 1.

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Sonova shareholders approve all motions of the Board of Directors

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According to a Sonova press release from June 16 the shareholders of Sonova Holding AG approved all motions of the Board of Directors at the Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting (AGM) on June 16, 2015, and thus decided on a dividend of CHF 2.05 per share.

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Market forecast for hearing amplifiers

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According to California-based Grand View Research, Inc. the hearing amplifiers market is expected to reach USD 78.2 million by 2022.

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New CEO for Cochlear Limited

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The Australian implant manufacturer, Cochlear Limited, has announced that Chris Smith will take the role of Chief Executive Officer/President later this year. Mr Smith, who has more than 10 years of executive experience at Cochlear, will replace the current CEO, Chris Roberts on 1st September.

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Record sales for Sonova in 2014/2015: 1,951 million Euros in sales

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The Swiss company Sonova, which markets the hearing aid brands Phonak, Unitron and Hansaton, and owns the cochlear implant company Advanced Bionics, recently reported solid results for the year 2014/2015.

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Unitron appoints new president of Unitron US

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Unitron has appointed Mike Dittmann as the Company’s new President of Unitron US. Dittmann has spent the past 17 years in the hearing instrument industry in leadership positions within Widex’s global head office in Denmark.

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Korea’s Samsung moving into mobile healthcare

wearables

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According to the business portal BusinessKorea, Samsung Electronics has opted for a hearing aid as its first product in mobile healthcare

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