Market

Demant’s Audika España buys up Audifón chain to grow its domestic network to 123 hearing centres

 

chains

© Audika    An Audifón centre in Spain already bearing the Audika brand name

Audika, the Demant-owned chain of hearing centres in Spain, has acquired Audifón, strongly positioning the Danish group’s network on the Iberian peninsula with 123 practices.

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Kerrie Coughlin seizes the Moment to become VP of Marketing at Widex

 

appointments

© WS Audiology

Widex USA has announced the appointment of retail branding expert Kerrie Coughlin as its new Vice President of Marketing.

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65th EUHA 2021: Call for Papers

 

conferences

© EUHA

A call for online submission of papers—with a March 28 deadline—has been issued by the organisers of the 65th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians, which is scheduled to take place face-to-face in Hanover, Germany from September 15 to 17.

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CES Innovation 2021 recognition adds to awards booty for Starkey’s Livio Edge AI hearing aid

 

awards

© CES

Starkey will see no possible hearing damage resulting from the clamour of gongs falling its way for the Livio Edge AI hearing aid platform, for which the latest accolade has come in the form of a Consumer Technology Association (CES) Innovations Award honoree in the accessibility category.

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UK hearing instrument sales recover Q4 2020

 

sales

© BIHIMA  Chart showing UK HI market 1/4 by 1/4 since 2013

Domestic hearing instrument (HI) sales climbed back to recovery status in the final quarter of 2020, say UK and Ireland manufacturers in their latest financial assessment.

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Pandemic telehealth explosion whips up healthcare cybercrime

 

IT

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A new report from top US information protection outfit CI Security reveals a 36% increase in IT breaches in the second half of 2020, attributing the rise in cybercrime to lack of vigilance during a sudden massive demand for telehealth under Covid conditions.

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Resilience and pent-up demand power bright 2021 market forecast from Demant

 

business

© Demant Demant President and CEO Søren Nielsen

Hearing healthcare giant Demant is forecasting a return to annual growth in 2021 for its businesses, as they continue to recover from the calamitous blast of pandemic effects in the first half of 2020.

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One in 12 UK audiologists (18%) say patients are unaware of the tinnitus-hearing loss link

 

tinnitus

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Many patients are unaware that tinnitus symptoms may be tied to hearing loss, say almost one-fifth of audiologists surveyed by the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA).

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Positive thinking projects a September face-to-face EUHA in Hanover

 

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Delegates are unlikely to be rushing to book their flights, but a physical—yes, in person—September EUHA Congress and Industry Exhibition has been announced by its organisers. Companies can already book stand space.

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WS Audiology CEO Eric Bernard takes the reins of Europe’s associated hearing device manufacturers

 

manufacturers

© EHIMA Eric Bernard, new EHIMA President

Members of the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) have unanimously voted to be led by new President, Eric Bernard, for the two-year period 2021 to 2022.

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