Market

Active noise reduction technology for hearing protection

triple hearing protection
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ANR

In industries with very high noise levels causing potentially hazardous exposure of workers, working times are limited to prevent damage to team members’ hearing. Now, a new “triple hearing protection” solution may change perspectives.

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ReSound LiNX 3D wins two awards at IFA

AWARDS

ReSound LiNX 3D
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ReSound has been acknowledged with two awards at IFA, the world’s largest consumer electronics show.

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Record turnover for Widex

Financials

Widex results

Widex A/S has announced its results for the financial year 2016/17 that show a Net Turnover of DKK 4,346 million, an increase of 12.7% compared to the previous year.

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Sonova appoints Arnd Kaldowski as new CEO and successor of Lukas Braunschweiler

Appointment

Sonova headquarter
The Sonova headquarter in Staefa. ©Sonova

Sonova has announced today the retirement of CEO Lukas Braunschweiler after six years with the company and a total of fifteen years as a public company CEO.

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Auditdata A/S acquires Simply Hearing Software Inc.

Acquisition

Auditdata acquires Simply Hearing Software
Claus Bak Petersen, CEO Auditdata AS (l), Jeff Crumb, CEO Simply Hearing Software Inc (r)
Auditdata A/S has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Simply Hearing Software Inc.

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Cognitive hearing aids to filter out noise

Sound waves
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Future trends

Researchers from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, New York (USA), have used deep neural network models to study auditory attention decoding methods and have come closer to making cognitively controlled hearing aids a reality.

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Bone conduction devices market expected to grow

Market research forecasts growth
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BAHS

RnR Market Research has released a new market research and competitive analysis report on the global bone conduction devices market which it reports is expected to grow at an annual rate of 14.23%.

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Achin Bhowmik, Ph.D., new CTO and EVP of Engineering at Starkey

Nomination

Dr. Bhowmik brings years of advanced research and product development experience, most recently in Silicon Valley.

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US Senate votes to allow sale of over-the-counter hearing aids

Legislation on a dictionary
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OTC

The new legislation that will make it possible to sell hearing aids without a prescription was passed by the United States Senate on Thursday August 3, 2017.

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Rayovac first to meet Health Canada medical device manufacturer requirements

MDL

Rayovac Health Canada
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Rayovac has announced in late July to be the first hearing aid battery manufacturer to obtain a medical device license (MDL) for zinc air hearing aid batteries from Health Canada.

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