Market

GN Hearing and Google to bring direct mobile streaming from Android devices to hearing aids

Partnership

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GN Hearing and Google have announced on August 16 a new technology partnership that will make GN Hearing the first manufacturer to enable a full spectrum of direct audio streaming from Android devices to hearing aids.

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Cochlear announces retirement of Prof Edward Byrne, AC

People

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Cochlear Limited today announces that non-executive director Prof Edward Byrne, AC has advised his intention to retire from the Company’s board at the end of the next Annual General Meeting which will be held on 16th October 2018.

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William Demant to bring Philips brand to hearing aid market

Partnership

Philips and William Demant partnership
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William Demant has signed a licensing agreement with Philips, that will enable the Danish manufacturer and retailer to bring Philips-branded hearing solutions to the global market. The Philips brand will join Oticon, Bernafon, Sonic in the portfolio of hearing instrument brands offered by William Demant.

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Phonak wins three Red Dot product design awards

Award

Phonak Red Dot

Phonak has been honored with three international Red Dot Awards for excellence in product design.

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John Sparacio, new President at Oticon Medical US

Nomination

John Sparacio, President at Oticon Medical US

End July Oticon Medical announced that John Sparacio has been named as President, Oticon Medical US. As President, Sparacio will have responsibility for leadership of the entire US organization and the advancement of Oticon Medical’s position in bone anchored hearing systems and cochlear implant solutions in the US.

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Amplifon to acquire GAES group

Retail

Amplifon to acquire GAES

Amplifon has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of GAES group from the Gassó family and from other minority shareholders.

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US hearing aid sales surpass 1 million for first time in a quarter

Figures

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The latest hearing aid figures released by the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) show sales in America exceeding 1 million for the 2nd quarter of 2018.

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Starkey moves R&D focus from California to Israel

Manufacturer

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Starkey Hearing Technologies has closed its research facility in Berkley, California, but opened a new site in Israel. The American manufacturer informed its employees at the end of June that the company is expanding its global research and development.

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Full reimbursement scheme for hearing aids in France revealed

Reimbursement

Emmanuel Macron
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After several months of intensive discussions, the new “full reimbursement” scheme for hearing aids was revealed on Wednesday, June 13.

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Hearing care professionals commit to historic reform in France

Reimbursement

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In France, the establishment of full reimbursement (RAC zero in French) for optical dental and hearing devices was officially signed by the relevant professional bodies and the French Minister of Health, Agnès Buzyn.

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