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2014 hearing aid sales up by more than 6 % in France

Market

A total of nearly 600,000 hearing aids were sold last year in France, with receiver-in-theear devices in leading position.

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Sivantos takes over German Audibene

Acquisiton

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At the AudiologyNOW! congress in San Antonio, Texas, it was announced that Sivantos has taken over the German Audibene GmbH. Audibene is one of Europe's largest internet portal for independent hearing care case management and hearing aid purchasing.

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Award-winning Beltone ring the stock market bell

Innovation

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Beltone has been recognised by the Chicago Innovation Awards for its Beltone First hearing aid that works wirelessly with Apple products such as an iPhone®, iPad®, or iTouch® via 2.4GHz technology.

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Amplifon takes ownership of Dilworth Hearing Limited

Retail

The Italy-based retailer, Amplifon, has completed the purchase of Dilworth Hearing Limited, an audiology service provider in New Zealand.

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UK: More than 1.5 million hearing aids sold in 2014

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Once again, the UK has experienced record hearing aid sales, breaking through 1.5 million sales for the first time. This is the fourth year running that UK hearing aid manufacturers have experienced impressive growth.

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Two ex-Sonova employees join Sivantos executive committee

Nomination

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Sivantos has appointed two new executive members to the Sivantos Executive Committee with Oliver Walker joining as the new Chief Financial Officer and Ignacio Martinez appointed Vice-President, Global Sales. Both have previously worked for Sonova.

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Auris Medical granted patent in China for tinnitus treatment

Patents

Switzerland-based biopharmaceutical company Auris Medical has been granted a Chinese patent for its novel tinnitus treatment AM-101.

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Amplifon: revenue up 7.7%

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Amplifon has published its 2014 financial statement and has posted an increase in revenue of 7.7%, at 890.9 million Euros.

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Hansaton to join Sonova Group

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Sonova Holdings AG has announced its intention to acquire Hansaton Akustik GmbH to expand the Company’s multibrand strategy and increase its strategic market reach in Germany.

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William Demant enters into exclusive negotiations to take over Audika

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Today, William Demant announces that the Company has entered into exclusive negotiations for the potential purchase of 53.9% of the share capital of Audika from the controlling shareholder Holton SAS at a price of EUR 17.78 per share.

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