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Siemens Audiology to be floated

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Siemens AG has announced that it is preparing to publicly list its audiology business on the Stock Market, ‘in order to give the business an opportunity to better leverage its potential outside the company’ the press release states. The statement was issued prior to a press and analyst conference on 7th May in which the CEO of Siemens spoke about the company’s strategic realignment. The long anticipated corporate overhaul, called Vision 2020, will see Siemens AG restructured into nine divisions, its healthcare unit managed separately, and its hearing aids business publicly listed.

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Advanced Bionics announces its arrival in Vietnam

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Advanced Bionics (AB), a global leader in cochlear implant technology and a company of the Sonova Group, announced that the HiResolution Bionic Ear System, featuring the HiFocus Mid-Scala electrode and the Naída CI Q70 (Naída CI) sound processor, is commercially available in Vietnam.

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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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