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New global market analysis for cochlear implants 2016-2020

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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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Virtual reality experience to immerse the user in silence
Virtual reality experience to immerse the user in silence

VR

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Australia’s Shepherd Centre, a charity providing a family-centered early intervention program to teach children born deaf or with hearing loss how to develop spoken language, has developed the experience to help people appreciate this condition.

Hearing tests more likely in Germany
Hearing tests more likely in Germany

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.

"The digital transformation will not replace experts"

Interview

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François Julita, Phonak’s director of digital experience, is responsible for developing digital solutions for responding in better ways to the needs of hearing aid users and hearing care professionals.

Congratulations to the new European AOTY!
Congratulations to the new European AOTY!

AOTY2018

Benjamin Schadow, owner of Hörstil in Erfurt, Germany, has been announced as the 2018 European Audiologist of the Year (AOTY), just weeks after scooping the German Audiologist of the Year title.

AWN EUHA congress special in its 5th year
AWN EUHA congress special in its 5th year

EUHA 2018

Hopefully you are no stranger to our Audiology Worldnews EUHA Congress special print issue as this is the 5th year we provide you with our magazine at the 63rd International Congress of Hearing Aid Audiologists.

Martin Blecker: "At 8,000 delegates, EUHA congress the world's largest convention of its kind"
Martin Blecker:

EUHA 2018

The 63rd EUHA congress will start this Wednesday, October 17, in Hanover. We spoke to Martin Blecker, EUHA president, about the 2018 edition.

Digitization a focus for the German audiology congress
Digitization a focus for the German audiology congress

EUHA 2018

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From Wednesday 17th October, thousands of audiologists, doctors, students, hearing aid dispensers and industry personnel will descend on Hannover for the 63rd European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) Congress.

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