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Jørgen Jensen, new CEO of Widex International

Nomination

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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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Phonak presents outstanding achievement award

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Phonak LLC has awarded the 2013 Cheryl DeConde Johnson Award for outstanding achievement in Educational and Pediatric audiology to Erin C. Schafer, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Speech & Hearing Sciences at the University of Northern Texas.

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Investment in hearing loss treatments on the rise

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In the same way as ophthalmology has become one of the leading markets for the biotech sector, investors are placing their bets on the development of new drugs in the area of hearing loss.

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Hansaton Perú launches in Arequipa

Launch

Hansaton Akustik GmbH (Germany) has announced a strategic alliance with Hansaton Peru.

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Steady growth expected in audiology market

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The global audiological devices market was valued at $6.2 billion (US) in 2011 and is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 4.9% from 2012 to 2018 – an estimated value of $8.6 billion by 2018, according to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research.

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Siemens acquires Turkish distributor Duysan

Siemens has acquired Duysan Audiology, one of the most important players in the Turkish healthcare industry, and specialist in hearing aids. The company, which has been a Siemens distributor for hearing aids since 2003, will now operate under the name Siemens İşitme Cihazları San. ve Tic. A.Ş.

Located in Istanbul, Duysan Audiology has five branches in İstanbul, Izmir, Ankara, Bursa and Amasya and employs nearly 40 people.

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Advanced Bionics waterproof CI Sound processor receives approval

Press release

Advanced Bionics (AB)announced that it received approval by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for Neptune™, the world’s first and only swimmable, waterproof cochlear implant sound processor in Australia.

Warranted for use in oceans, lakes and rivers in addition to pools, baths and showers, Neptune is designed to help cochlear implant recipients hear both in and out of the water. Recipients will no longer have to enclose their processor in a bag or remove it when they swim or bathe, which means they will not miss out on important safety instructions and opportunities for language development because they are not hearing at that time. Parents of pediatric Neptune recipients will appreciate

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William Demant purchases French cochlear implant firm, Neurelec

Acquisition

On the 2nd of April, Danish holding company William Demant announced that it has purchased 100% of the shares in French firm Neurelec SA. The total cost of the acquisition was 57.5 million euros.

With this acquisition, the holding company, which also owns the Oticon, Oticon Medical, Bernafon and Sonic Innovations brands amongst others, reiterates its aim of expanding

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New sound processor awaiting regulatory approval

Advanced Bionics (AB), a global specialist in cochlear implant technology has announced that its next-generation behind-the-ear sound processor is now awaiting regulatory approval. Recipients in the United States, Canada and Europe who choose AB will soon have the option to select the next processor and hear with the latest technology when it is available, according to a company statement.

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Phonak Brings Home Gold

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Phonak has been honored with the prestigious Gold Stevie Award for business excellence. The award recognizes companies for their achievements in sales, business development and customer service worldwide. Tara O’Dell, Phonak Director of Customer Care, accepted the top honors in the “Customer Service Team of the Year – Recovery Situation” at the annual awards held in Las Vegas February 25.

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