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The end of mercury-containing batteries for fall 2015

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The use of mercury as a stabilizer in batteries is programmed to come to an end by October 2, 2015, as the result of an amendment to the EU Battery Directive.

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COSTCO: US giant to arrive in France by 2015

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Costco Wholesale Corporation, the third largest worldwide retailer and fourth largest in the US, is to open in the Paris region in the autumn of 2015 at Villebon-sur-Yvette, in the department of Essonne.

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Drop in US hearing aid sales in August

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Year-on-year figures show a drop in US hearing aid sales in August, according to data from the Hearing Industries Association reported by Reuters.

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Siemens: 2 billion Euro potential benefit from hearing aids divestment

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The German industrial group Siemens is renewing efforts to divest its hearing aids business and could earn up to 2 billion Euros (USD 2.7 billion) from the deal.

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Passing: Randy Dickins, Vice-President of Marketing at MedRx

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Randolf (Randy) Dickins, Vice-President of Marketing at MedRx, Largo (Florida, USA) passed away on August 22 following a boating accident.

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Earnings for Australia’s Cochlear Ltd. down sharply

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Australia’s Cochlear Ltd. has reported a 29% fall in annual net profit. The company is still waiting for approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow sale of the full feature set of the Nucleus 6 device.

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Hearing aids market forecast for 2020

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A new market study by Grand View Research, Inc. has shown that the global market for hearing aids (HAs) is expected to reach USD 5,440.5 million by the year 2020.

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LloydsPharmacy Ltd and Sonetik join forces in UK

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Swiss hearing aid producer Sonetik AG has announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with LloydsPharmacy Ltd, one of the biggest pharmacy chains in the UK, to supply hearing aids.

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Canada: the economic impact of hearing changes

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A number of economic factors are converging at the same time as the rate of hearing loss increases, creating new concerns about the workforce’s ability to sustain the economy.

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US hearing aids sales showing strong growth in second quarter

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According to statistics from the Hearing Industries Association (HIA), Washington, D.C., hearing aids sales in the United States in the second quarter showed strong growth.

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