Europe's hearing aid manufacturers message the world on pandemic




On behalf of all EHIMA member companies, the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) has issued a statement on the coronavirus pandemic via its President, Søren Nielsen, which we post in full.

Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our customers, consumers, employees and their families and we are doing everything we can to ensure their wellbeing under the current difficult circumstances.

Operating in the health care segment, we all take our responsibility very serious and are fully committed to servicing hearing care professionals as well as hearing instrument users as best possible during these challenging times. Researchers and engineers of EHIMA members are working full time making sure that hearing instrument users around the world still get access to the required hearing technology and audiology. Production facilities have staffing plans in place to maintain operations in order to provide customers with the products and services they depend on.

Good hearing is the prerequisite for human communication and exchange – which is more than ever needed in these challenging times.

Through EHIMA, we have a strong, ongoing relationship with the World Health Organization, the world's foremost experts on communicable diseases, to make sure everything we do meets or exceeds their guidelines. All our members support the recommendations and efforts of the governments and authorities in their respective country of operation.