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L.A. start-up AudioCardio recognised for its neuroplasticity therapy phone app

 

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A start-up mobile app—AudioCardio—designed to boost neuroplasticity and help sufferers of both hearing loss and tinnitus has caught the prize-picking eyes of the US business magazine, Fast Company.

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Hearing aid giant Sonova buys headphone firm Sennheiser’s consumer division for €200m

 
 

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In a move to boost earnings and expand in the wireless headphones segment, the Swiss hearing device group Sonova, parent of Phonak, is buying the consumer wing of the German headphone and hi-fidelity company, Sennheiser.

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Robust health of hearing care market underlined by Demant supremo

 
 

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Accompanying a better-than-expected 2021 revenue forecast by hearing giant Demant, the group’s CEO and President Søren Nielsen has underlined the strength of the hearing health market as it recovers well from the pandemic impact.

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Major iF design award for Signia’s Active Pro hearing aid, for not making people feel old

 

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The WS Audiology brand, Signia, is celebrating the announcement of an iF Design award for its Signia Active Pro hearing aids.

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Top Red Dot design awards for stellar Phonak and Oticon products

 
 

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The 2021 Red Dot Awards list for best design includes two big hearing device producers, the Switzerland-based Phonak brand picking up a Best of the Best accolade for its earbud-resembling in-the-ear (ITE) aid, Virto Marvel Black.

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Another delay in the FDA’s ruling on over-the-counter hearing aids?

 

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When is the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) going to announce its long awaited regulations on the sale of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids? A delay until at least mid-2022—possibly longer—is now a distinct possibility.

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Talking and hearing A DEEPER MORE

 

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Ole Asboe Jørgensen, President of Oticon Brand, Global, told Audio Infos Editor Peter Wix that increasing the percentage of speech cues to the brain through its Opn hearing aids was not enough for the Danish manufacturer. What More does it want by bringing deep neural networks into the frame?

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Dreve Otoplastik expands production with new earmold laboratory

 

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The medical technology company Dreve Otoplastik has opened a new earmould laboratory to boost production numbers. The Germany-based firm also aims to set standards for digitalised processes across the industry.

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Signia buds up to bust the stigma with its Active X hearing aids

 

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The reality that hearing aid stigma may best be vanquished by using a form factor that resembles trendy earbuds seems to be dawning. The WS Audiology brand, Signia, is the latest to announce a fashionable shape for its technology.

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Just...extra smart: modern hearing aids stripped of their audio elements 3/3

 

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The third and final part of an Audio Infos UK look at what are we left with when we take away all the strictly hearing-related elements from today’s latest hearing devices: Oticon and GN Hearing.

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