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Take a glimpse of the last two days of AudiologyNOW!, held from 13th to 16th April in Phoenix.

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Brighter Sonova update reports "faster than expected" market recovery from COVID-19
Brighter Sonova update reports

 

crisis

© Florian Ritter for Sonova from Sonova's latest Life Without Limitations video featuring deaf volleyball player Natalia Martins

A cautious but breezy performance update from the Swiss hearing solutions provider Sonova Holding AG shows the group expecting sales for the first half of FY 2020/21 to reach 65-75% of the prior year level.

"Dramatic" 2020 decline in hearing aid sales takes shine off 2019 rise, say Europe's manufacturers

 

sales

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A July 1 update from the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) highlights a 6.4% growth in global hearing aid sales for 2019, but a bright long-term picture over recent years cannot disguise the still unaudited debacle of 2020.

Solar-powered hearing aid triumphs for crusading tech entrepreneur in Botswana
Solar-powered hearing aid triumphs for crusading tech entrepreneur in Botswana

 

technology

© Deaftronics

The Botswanan firm behind a successful solar-rechargeable hearing aid has been steadily breaking into markets throughout Africa and Brazil.

Gradual hearing market improvements noted by Demant checked by continuing uncertainty
Gradual hearing market improvements noted by Demant checked by continuing uncertainty

 

market conditions

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Orders are coming in and activity is increasing says hearing tech giant Demant as markets respond gradually to the opening up of societies, but uncertainty still clouds the crystal ball on the near-term financial outlook.

Live global audiology events are back - virtually - for three Wednesdays
Live global audiology events are back - virtually - for three Wednesdays

 

conferences

© IHS

Wednesday, June 24 brings the first of three International Hearing Society (IHS) Virtual Conference days, the organisation's first ever online live event.

Is poor follow-up responsible for 20% of hearing aid owners making no use of their devices?
Is poor follow-up responsible for 20% of hearing aid owners making no use of their devices?

 

hearing aids

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Amongst some good news on use of hearing aids in the UK, new survey results show that as many as 50% of hearing aid owners do not use their devices most of the time, while 20% never use them.

Children with hearing disability more at risk of asthma - new study
Children with hearing disability more at risk of asthma - new study

 

paediatric hearing

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Children with hearing loss have a higher likelihood of having asthma than many other disability categories, according to a comprehensive population study of association between development delay and asthma in US population-level data.

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New products

Remote B2C in-ear product portal launched by LantosRemote B2C in-ear product portal launched by Lantos

 

retail

© Lantos Technologies

Lantos Technologies, the US firm behind the Lantos 3D Ear Scanning System, has launched a new e-commerce portal enabling consumers to comfortably browse and buy custom-fit hearing products from manufacturers such as Microsonic, Sennheiser and TETRA: Storefront.

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Signia Telecare: remote programming; close counselling.Signia Telecare: remote programming; close counselling.

 

remote

© Signia

Signia TeleCare is an end-to-end, comprehensive remote care solution that allows professionals to adapt existing processes to dispense, fit, and service hearing aids virtually. Professionals need a desktop/laptop computer plus a headset and a webcam; the customer needs a smartphone with the free Signia app downloaded onto it.

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New telehealth technology from Phonak for fully-remote hearing aid fittingsNew telehealth technology from Phonak for fully-remote hearing aid fittings

 

ehealth

© Phonak

Phonak has launched eSolutions, a telehealth technology platform comprising a suite of tools featuring online hearing testing as well as real-time remote hearing aid fitting, programming, and fine-tuning. The tools work together to remotely connect providers with clients at all stages of the hearing care journey from the safety of their homes.

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