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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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Bone conduction: innovation, technology and hearing loss

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Bone conduction has rapidly become an important facet of hearing loss treatment and is making its way into many other areas, including consumer electronics.

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UK hearing aid sales: a good start to 2014

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The British Hearing Aid Manufacturers Association (BHAMA) sales data for the first three months of 2014 show good growth over 2013.

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Thinking about hearing aid adoption in Japan

After the publication of Japan Trak 2012 (Japanese part of Euro Trak 2012), Ako Hidekazu, President of JHIMA (Japan Hearing Instruments Manufacturers Association) published an article in the journal of the Japanese Society for Wellbeing Science and Assistive Technology. Audiology Worldnews* presents a summary of his article.

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