UK NHS hearing instrument climb back to pre-Covid levels
- Published on 06 February 2023
Bright overall UK Q4 hearing instrument sales figures just released show that National Health Service figures have pulled back to their pre-pandemic volume.
Retirement announcement of GN Store Nord Chair excites ongoing speculation of looming acquisition
- Published on 03 February 2023
GN Group's announcement that the board's chairman, Per Wold-Olsen, will not seek re-election at the approaching March AGM has further fuelled persistent January speculation that the Denmark-based hearing concern is an imminent acquisition story.
Is Starkey about to trial a hearing aid rental model? + Photos from London Starkey "Inspiring Tomorrow" event
- Published on 01 February 2023
Would a rental model work for the UK hearing aid market? US company Starkey, which has one of the most solid UK customer bases among manufacturers, thinks that renting hearing aids might prove a useful complement to hearing aid sales.
Sonova talks "situational solutions" with early 2023 launch of a speech-enhanced earbud: Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
- Published on 05 January 2023
The hearing aid market has been watching and waiting for a move into the over-the-counter (OTC) by one of its biggest players, Sonova. But January 2023 starts with the Switzerland-based group launching a new conversation strand into the intriguing consumer hearing business plot.
Aston University and Specsavers focus a business and education synergy in new clinic
- Published on 19 December 2022
A new clinic opened in the School of Optometry at Aston University, Birmingham UK, is providing clinical care to students, staff and members of the public while supporting the training of Aston University audiology students.
95% of hearing aid owners declare that their hearing aids improve their quality of life at least sometimes - just one revealing datum from the 2022 UK EuroTrak survey
- Published on 15 December 2022
The latest reveals from the pivotal EuroTrak UK survey show positives on hearing aids - increased adoption, better quality of sleep, brand awareness rise, perceived quality of life improvement - but there is still work to be done.
A growing number of countries are concerned by Cochlear's Oticon Medical deal
- Published on 13 December 2022
The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the European Commission are the latest regulators to raise doubts about Cochlear's £120m purchase of Demant's implants business, Oticon Medical.
Sonova grows retail footprint in China but steps out of a big-box deal in the US
- Published on 08 December 2022
Sonova has completed a move to increase its direct access to consumers in China by completing the acquisition of the HYSOUND Group, a leading nationwide hearing care chain with some 200 clinics in over 20 provinces and more than 70 cities.
Eargo raises capital to compete in the OTC arena
- Published on 02 December 2022
US hearing aid maker, Eargo, has raised $32.3 million to help it compete in the effervescent over-the-counter (OTC) market.
Demant's divestment of Oticon Medical to Cochlear could be delayed by Australia competition regulation concerns
- Published on 01 December 2022
Danish hearing giant Demant is confident it can resolve concerns by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that its planned divestment of Oticon Medical to Cochlear may have a negative impact on implant consumers by lessening competition, reducing innovation, and pushing up prices.