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Tech team-up deal ups the bar on smart hearing protection for mission teams on the ground

 
 

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A partnership between Sweden-based hearing protection providers Sordin and Israeli communications tech outfit, Cardo Crew, is promising a game-changing line in hearing protectors for people on the move.

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EUHA brings hearing back to face-to-face and tests the congress scene for Hanover and Germany

 
 

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The world’s biggest hearing event, the EUHA Congress, celebrated its 65th international edition in Hanover from September 15 to 17, its organisers triumphantly hoping for a final calculation of over 50% of the 8,000+ visitors it attracted in pre-pandemic 2019.

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UK and Ireland audiologists face delay on Starkey's new Evolv AI

 
 

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Short term supply chain glitches currently affecting manufacturers worldwide have slowed down the UK and Ireland introduction of Starkey's new Evolve AI. Customers have been told to expect arrival at the "start of 2022".

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Vote now for the Hearing Technology Innovator Awards 2021

 

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Voting is open until September 15 for the Hearing Technology Innovator Awards, a category based contest with an overall "innovation of the Year" prize, run by the US audiology site, Hearing Health and Technology Matters.

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2021 redesign for Hearing Industry Map will enhance your market navigation

 

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A graphical overview revealing the hidden connections between hearing aid manufacturers and their subsidiaries - this is just one of the benefits of the Hearing Industry Map, now given a redesign by its publishers, HearingTracker.com.

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Record hearing aid sales confirm UK and Ireland recovery

 
 

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© BIHIMA A record 22,486 units sold Q2 in Ireland

Huge second quarter growth in Irish and UK private hearing instrument sales has underlined the market's recovery this year from its nosedive when pandemic conditions rocked 2020.

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Demant's rosy half-year hearing healthcare performance down to innovation, says CEO Søren Nielsen

 

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Demant, the Danish group behind Oticon hearing aids and many other audiology products, published a healthy 2021 interim report this August, highlighting its 51% organic growth and market share gains in Hearing Healthcare, and delivering an upward-revised organic growth outlook, from May's 24-28%, to 26-30%.

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Customer-centric innovation: how end-users are driving hearing care technology

 

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Every ear is different yet hearing instruments tend to be standardised. Putting the customer at the heart of innovation is key to bridging this gap. BIHIMA spoke with GN Hearing about their focus on making life sound better for everyone. Olivia Hill interviewed Tom Woods, Senior Vice President Europe & Global Partner Sales at GN Hearing.

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Manufacturer survey returns picture of UK in denial, embarrassment, and ignorance over hearing loss

 

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One third of 2,000 Brits who participated in a new survey by Oticon admitted to knowing someone who is in denial of their hearing loss.

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Biden's corporate scrutiny order prods dormant decision on over-the-counter hearing aids

 

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US President Joe Biden signed an executive order this July on anticompetitive issues across a range of industries that include hearing. Will his specific call on over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids finally see sales ringing up?

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