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Cochlear Ltd. banking on research and development

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The Australian Business Review Weekly reports on Sydney-based global biotechnology company Cochlear Ltd. and its plans for future development.

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The BAHA and beyond: Bone conduction is market-ready

The Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) approaches its thirtieth birthday since market introduction. A lot is happening on the BAHA-front, says its inventor, professor Bo Håkansson. A bone anchored hearing aid that doesn’t need a skin penetration and at the same time compensates the loss of 10 to 15 dB due to a wireless solution is technically ready. The first patients have already been implanted with the Bone Conduction Implant (BCI) in a clinical study.

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Upgrade your Noah System: It’s free, easy and well worth it! - by HIMSA

by Project Director A.Rasmussen*


In your daily work routine, it’s often hard to find the time to perform simple tasks – like updating software. However, HIMSA highly recommends you take the time to make a free upgrade to Noah 4.4. You’ll be glad you did.

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UK hearing aid sales: a record year in 2013

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The British Hearing Aid Manufacturers Association (BHAMA) latest sales data show an impressive growth in hearing aid sales from UK manufacturers for 2013.

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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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