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Phonak and Microsoft in joint remote support venture

Teleaudiology

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How soon will telemedicine become an everyday reality of our healthcare culture?

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Widex and Sivantos put EU merger application on hold until 2019

Manufacturers

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Widex and Sivantos, the two hearing aid giants behind plans for a merger to make the worlds 3rd-biggest hearing conglomerate, have withdrawn their application for European Commission approval for the venture.

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EuroTrak Italy: awareness of hearing loss and hearing aids is growing

Eurotrak 2018

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This autumn, the outcomes of EuroTrak were published for Italy on how people see hearing disorders and possible hearing rehabilitation, on whether hearing aids are used or not, what motivates people to decide, and the behaviors of patients and healthcare professionals.

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Anders Hedegaard leaves as CEO of GN Hearing

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Anders Hedegaard at the 2018 EUHA congress in Hanover. ©V.A.

In a press release dated October 31, GN Hearing has announced Anders Hedegaard's decision to resign as CEO of GN Hearing.

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EuroTrak France: the highest satisfaction

Eurotrak 2018

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The fourth EuroTrak to be undertaken in France continues to show a positive picture with satisfaction with hearing aids over 80% and 65% wishing they had obtained hearing aids sooner.

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EuroTrak UK: people wish they had hearing instruments sooner

Eurotrak 2018

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Hearing aids are not only good for hearing loss, but contribute to better and more active lives, better quality of life and better overall health.

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Oticon celebrates in Spain: "A million Opn hearing aids sold"

Sales

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Søren Nielsen, the CEO of William Demant Holding, recently met up in Madrid with Oticon customers to celebrate the worldwide landmark of one million Opn hearing aids sold.

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EuroTrak Germany: hearing tests more likely

Eurotrak 2018

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45 % of people questioned in the latest Eurotrak survey in Germany say they have had a hearing test in the last five years, far higher than numbers reported in France and the UK.

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Self-fitting Bose hearing aid approved for sale

OTC

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval for the marketing of the first self-fitting hearing aid controlled by the wearer.

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Strong growth expected in the tinnitus drug market

Analysis

HTF Market Intelligence Consulting, based in New Jersey, USA, recently published a new tinnitus drug market analysis predicting massive growth in this market by the year 2025.

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