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New global market analysis for cochlear implants 2016-2020

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Market

Technavio recently published a report on the global cochlear implant (CI) market that analyzes the key trends expected to impact this market for the period 2016-2020, reports Business wire.

Technavio is an international technology research and advisory company publishing market research on a variety of topics. In its recent report, it found that the global CI market is likely to exceed USD 2 billion by the year 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 14%.

The factors the report points to for this healthy projection include an aging population and increasing prevalence of acquired hearing loss. It also reports that technological innovations in cochlear implants are expected to boost market growth over this period.

“Favorable government initiatives and reimbursement policies in emerging countries will encourage global vendors to focus on these countries. Despite the economic slowdown in the past and the limited healthcare expenditure in most countries, the global cochlear implants market has displayed good growth in the last few years,” explains Barath Palada, a lead analyst at Technavio for orthopedics and general medical devices.

Currently, more than 45,000 CIs are sold worldwide each year. Cochlear Ltd. and MED-EL dominated the market in 2015 with a 70% market share. The three main trends explained in the report are innovation with next-generation sound processors becoming available, high growth potential in emerging markets such as China, and the introduction of rechargeable CI devices.

Source: Business Wire

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Starkey tops med-tech spend on political contributions as OTC war tenses
Starkey tops med-tech spend on political contributions as OTC war tenses

Lobbying

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All the big players in medical technology have been topped by Starkey-related political contributions of almost $700k in 2018 alone, mostly to Republican Party coffers.

Ethiopia sees its first ever speech-language pathology graduates
Ethiopia sees its first ever speech-language pathology graduates

Co-operation

Homegrown speech-language pathologists who will stay and treat Ethiopia's hearing and speech disabled - the fruit of ongoing co-operation between an African and a Canadian university.

Cochlear implant pioneer gets a sweet taste of his own bionic medicine
Cochlear implant pioneer gets a sweet taste of his own bionic medicine

CI

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John Rice, a 1990's pioneer in Australian cochlear implant surgery for deaf children got his very own bionic hearing boost after an operation performed by one of his proteges.

3D-printing + goodwill means hearing for kids in the Middle-East
3D-printing + goodwill means hearing for kids in the Middle-East

3D printing

Some 12,000 deaf children in the Middle East may hear thanks to 3D printing technology and plenty of human kindness.

Tanzania goes local on cochlear ops and saves over half a million dollars
Tanzania goes local on cochlear ops and saves over half a million dollars

CI

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Tanzania has claimed major savings and a first in Africa by carrying out its own cochlear implant surgery in a major public hospital.

Sonova "considering hearing aids for the supermarket"?
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Manufacturers

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The Sunday edition of the Swiss newspaper "Neuen Zürcher Zeitung" (NZZ) reported on November 25 that Sonova AG is considering “hearing aids for the supermarket”.

Spain's AICE Awards 2018 honour Audio Infos and Audioenportada
Spain's AICE Awards 2018 honour Audio Infos and Audioenportada

Associations

The AICE Federation (Spanish Association of Cochlear Implant Users) held its annual awards ceremony at a gala evening in Barcelona on November 24.

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Ida Institute's My World tool now available as an appIda Institute's My World tool now available as an app

My World is a free pediatric counseling tool from the Ida Institute designed to help children talk about their hearing loss.  [ ... ]

Dreve highlights at EUHA 2018

At the EUHA 2018, Dreve launched the first and unique 3D direct to print silicone BioTec, which is revolutionizing the digital earmold production.  [ ... ]

Phonak Marvel: exceptional sound quality and universal Bluetooth connectivityPhonak Marvel: exceptional sound quality and universal Bluetooth connectivity

Phonak introduces Marvel - a revolutionary hearing aid family that combines the benefits of exceptional speech understanding and reduced listening effort in noise with the ability to stream all audio content seamlessly from iPhone, Android smartphone [ ... ]