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Amplifon's 1st half of 2017 confirms expansion trend

Financial

Financial information
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Today the Board of Directors of Amplifon S.p.A. (MTA; Bloomberg ticker: AMP:IM), global leader in hearing solutions and services, approved the Interim Management Report as at June 30th, 2017 during a meeting chaired by Susan Carol Holland.

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Kate Handley new vice president of strategic accounts and customer experience Unitron US

Appointment

Kate Handley Unitron

On July 24 Unitron US has announced the appointment of Kate Handley as vice president of strategic accounts and customer experience.

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GV (formerly Google Ventures) has taken a share in Decibel Therapeutics, Inc.

Research Funding

Investing capital
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In a statement released in early July, Decibel Therapeutics CEO, Steve Holtzman, said that GV has made an unspecified equity investment in the Boston-based company, reports Endpoints News.

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Aaron C. Jones named Director of In-clinic Success at Unitron US

Appointment

Aaron Jones Unitron

Unitron USA has announced the appointment of Aaron C. Jones, Au.D., M.S., as its Director of In-clinic Success.

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DentalPlans.com and Amplifon have teamed up to offer cost-effective solutions

Partnership

DentalPlans partners with Amplifon
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BusinessWire reports that DentalPlans.com, a leading dental and health savings marketplace in the US, is partnering with Amplifon to offer affordable access to hearing healthcare services and hearing aids.

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Brandon Sawalich: industry opinion on OTC hearing aids

Opinion

Brandon Sawalich
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Brandon Sawalich, President of Starkey Hearing Technologies and Chairman of the Hearing Industries Association (HIA), recently published an opinion contribution in The Hill, a Washington D.C.-based political journalism newspaper.

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The US House of Representatives has adopted the law containing the proposed bill on the unrestricted sale of certain hearing aids

OTC

Capitol
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OTC – The debate has been at the heart of audiology in the United States for the last few months. The outcome is near since the over-the-counter sale of certain hearing aids is now another step closer to becoming a reality, through the approval of the FDA MDUFA package.

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Change in the Sonova management board

Departure

Franz Petermann
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Sonova has announced on July 13 that Franz Petermann, GVP Corporate e-Marketing and member of the Management Board, will leave the company to focus on private investments and business endeavors.

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Stefan Zimmer to take over from Søren Hougaard as Secretary General of EHIMA

Association

EHIMA
Søren Hougaard and Dr. Stefan Zimmer

As of August 1, 2017, Dr Stefan Zimmer will take over from Søren Hougaard as Secretary General of the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA).

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OTC: debate in Europe on the situation in the US

OTC

European Association of Hearing Aid Professionals (AEA)
The participants of the AEA symposium

On May 27, the European Association of Hearing Aid Professionals (AEA) organized a mini-symposium on the topic that has inflamed the debate around audiology the other side of the Atlantic: the unrestricted sale of hearing aids and assistive hearing devices.

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