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64th EUHA opens with 8000+ visitors

 

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Germany. October 16. The 64th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians - EUHA - has opened its doors to more than 8,000 visitors at the Nuremberg at the Nuremberg Convention Centre (NCC Ost).

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NHS or private hearing aids? Smouldering debate reignited by Guardian article

 

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The UK daily newspaper The Guardian says it has intervened to obtain a refund for the dissatisfied buyer of a digital hearing aid, highlighting the episode in an article that fires up the eternal private vs state-supplied hearing aid contest.

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Sonova's film storytelling scoops another Cannes award

 

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As a marketing strategy, making films about talented people overcoming hearing loss to excel in their fields has won Sonova a hatful of awards already; a silver at the prestigious Corporate Media & TV Awards in Cannes is its latest success.

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Deals within wheels connecting up independents in the hearing world

 

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People in hearing need to connect to each other. Partnership deals can open up networks to thousands of independent practices, for profit or for quality care. It's a busy time for such deals within the wheels of the audiology world.

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New Oticon Sales VP has followed a trail of beauty

 

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Oticon has appointed a new Vice President of Sales, Roger Peterson, who will work from the Danish multinational's US head office in Somerset, New Jersey, reporting to Oticon President Gary Rosenblum.

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UK NHS Q2 hearing aid sales drop as a result of Brexit stockpiling

 

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A seesaw in hearing aid sales is the only clear market indicator so far of any effect of the Brexit process in the UK and Ireland, but there is a simple explanation behind the latest figures.

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"Cybercrime" collapses Demant's IT infrastructure

 

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A critical "cybercrime" incident brought down the IT system of the multinational hearing technology group, Demant, on Tuesday (September 3).

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Skirmish over OTC self-fit devices as industry disputes FDA clearance for BOSE hearing aid

 

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The standards applied in testing for US authorisation for self-fitting hearing aids may "jeopardise the hearing health of consumers", says the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) in a letter to the issuing body, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Ten percent of Norwegians admit hearing loss

 

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It's a figure comparable to that in other countries across Europe: 10.9%, the number of adult citizens of Norway who believe they suffer from hearing loss, according to data from the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA).

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Home hearing test available to 100m users through Amazon Alexa

 

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A free voice-controlled home hearing test accessed through the Amazon Alexa intelligent virtual assistant (IVA)has been launched by UK independent outfit Amplify Hearing.

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