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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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Canadian Unitron celebrates 50 years

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Unitron was founded in 1964 and was the first Canadian manufacturer of hearing aid technology. Today, it operates in 70 countries with 20 international offices and a network of distribution partners.

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2014 sales: Sonova forecasts double-digit core growth in profits

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Swiss hearing aid giant Sonova is expecting double-digit growth in earnings this year, following strong sales of some of its newer products.

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ZPower Secures $10 Million in New Financing to Support Growth

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Starkey Laboratories, Inc.,– ZPower today announced it has raised $10 million in additional funding from existing investors, bringing the company’s total to $110 million from investors. The funds will be used to accelerate the adoption of ZPower silver-zinc rechargeable batteries, used by leading hearing aid manufacturers.

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GN ReSound: Changes to the executive management team

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GN Store Nord has appointed Anders Hedegaard as CEO of GN ReSound and member of GN Store Nord's executive management team, effective as of August 1, 2014. Anders Hedegaard replaces Lars Viksmoen, who has decided to step down from his position as CEO of GN ReSound to change his work life balance.

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The smart digital hearing aid revolution

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The Times of India reports on how smart digital hearing aids are changing the face of the hearing aid market. According to the report, growing numbers of people with mild to severe hearing loss are opting for smart hearing devices and moving away from simple analog aids that have been available for much longer.

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