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Hearing aid sector in France: renewed growth in 2013

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Sales data released by the audiology division of the French National Association of Medical Technologies Industry (Snitem) indicate that the hearing aid sector showed a return to strong growth in 2013, with figures up 7.55%.

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Elderly shoppers breathe life into UK high streets

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Britain’s growing army of elderly shoppers is helping to breathe fresh life into the country’s battered high streets, with rising demand for hearing aids, mobility scooters and elasticated trousers sending retailers scuttling to open new stores to cope with growing demand.

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Denmark: staying in the lead in hearing aids

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Denmark may be a relatively small country with about 6 million inhabitants, but it is a giant in the area of hearing aids, supplying half of the devices sold worldwide. The country has a long tradition in the sound sector, with several major suppliers of hearing devices but also the stereo maker Bang & Olufsen and sound measurement company Brüel & Kjaer.

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Risks of buying hearing devices online

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With the high prices of professionally fitted hearing aids, costing anywhere from several hundred to several thousand dollars, a number of companies have started to sell hearing amplification devices online.

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Cochlear Implants: “We emphasize on ease of use and ergonomics in everyday life”

On September 20th it was announced that dr. Ingeborg Hochmair, CEO and founder of MED-EL, won the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award. She won it together with Graeme Clark (University of Melbourne) and Blake Wilson (Duke University, North Carolina) for the development of cochlear implants.

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Nurotron Biotechnology Co. Ltd. pursuing its development in cochlear implants

The Chinese cochlear implant manufacturer Nurotron Biotechnology Co. Ltd. founded in 2006 and headquartered in the city of Hangzhou, is rapidly developing its production capacity and is to become a major competitor in the Chinese market.

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New CEO at Sophono Inc.

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On September 4, 2013 Sophono Inc. announced the nomination of Dr. Peter Ruppersberg as new Chief Executive Officer at the company.

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UK Industry Figures: Second quarter surge

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“Some interesting and positive data on Q2, particularly high growth on Public Sales,” was a slight under-statement from Tony Grant-Salmon, BHAMA Honorary Secretary about the latest manufacturer sales from BHAMA members.

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Jørgen Jensen, new CEO of Widex International

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Jørgen Jensen is the new CEO of Widex. He will replace Jan Tøpholm, son of the company’s co-founder Christian Tøpholm.

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