- Published on 12 March 2020
Disruption caused by the spread of coronavirus now includes the official cancellation of the 2020 American Academy of Audiology Conference and HearTech Expo. The AAA's Board of Directors unanimously called off the event on Wednesday, March 11.
- Published on 27 February 2020
In what it has called "an abundance of caution", Sonova's US Advanced Bionics (AB) brand has retrieved a limited number of its unimplanted HiRes Ultra and Ultra 3D cochlear implants (CIs), replacing them with a new, recently approved version of the device.
- Published on 26 February 2020
As fear and panic over a potential coronavirus pandemic send share values into free fall generally, the Australian cochlear implant producer, Cochlear, has blamed the health scare for having to cut its full-year profit forecast.
- Published on 25 February 2020
InnerScope Hearing Technologies' promised over-the-counter onslaught on the US hearing aid market requires a $15m investment which, says the company, will be found from private placement offerings.
- Published on 23 February 2020
A small survey it may be, with completed forms from just 225 audiologists, but almost 70% of respondents in the 2020 Audiology Professional Dispensing Survey agreed with the statement that they dispensed “significantly more” rechargeable hearing aids in 2019 than in 2018.
- Published on 16 February 2020
For the first time, the multi-country hearing loss survey, EuroTrak, is to include data from one of the major markets so far absent from this vital information haul: Spain.
- Published on 15 February 2020
Sound processing technology has been developed in the UK to help hearing loss sufferers cope with mobile phone calls, using a service delivered by the mobile network Audacious through the giant retailer and pharmacy chain, Boots.
- Published on 23 January 2020
Offering professionals a first glimpse of its soon-to-be launched Livio Edge AI hearing aid, Starkey held its own business and tech show this month in Las Vegas. The key words, of course, were "artificial intelligence" (AI) and "healthable".
- Published on 13 January 2020
Market surveys such as EuroTrak and the long-running MarkeTrak offer up plenty of data, but does it really provide any clues to the future of the audiology business? Raúl García-Medina, new VP of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA), says the data is invaluable but prediction calls for all the tools of the digital revolution.
- Published on 10 January 2020
The stigma of being seen to wear a hearing aid has been a brick wall for producers and has persisted through generations of hypoacusis sufferers unhappy about visibly earworn apparatus and their accessories. But the smart money must now be on this wall disappearing without so much as a puff of smoke.