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Sonova substantially increases its US consumer access by purchasing Alpaca Audiology

 
 

acquisitions

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One of the largest independent hearing care networks in the USA, Alpaca Audiology, has been purchased for $310m by Swiss giant Sonova, significantly expanding the group's direct consumer access.

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Berlin's Mimi raises €22.1m to bridge gap between hearing and audio

 

Disruptive tech

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Mimi Hearing Technologies, a Berlin-based start up partnered with brands such as Skullcandy, Beyerdynamic, and smartphone manufacturer Shenzhen Rillya, has secured €22.1m capital to fund its mission to "overcome the barriers to better hearing".

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Nuheara launches capital raising to find $7.6m towards US expansion

 

market movers

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The Australian manufacturer Nuheara has initiated a $7.6m capital raise to finance growth opportunities linked to US expansion with its range of hearing aid products.

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Predictions for 2031: David Welbourn: Transform healthcare and the citizen-state relationship or face divisive iniquity and further marginalised hearing health

 

Future of Audiology: 2031

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We come to the end of our series of expert predictions with a sharp reminder of realities that wild dreams—from both scientific and manufacturing positions—can all too easily overlook.

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Predictions for 2031: Stefan Zimmer: Hearing instruments fully integrated in a selectable multimedia world

 
 

Future of Audiology: 2031

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Many of the 15 visions of audiology's future assembled in this Audiology Worldnews series of 2031 predictions may misjudge the balance of elements that will eventually make up the future of the hearing health scene. So EHIMA’s Stefan Zimmer is right to remind us in his contribution that when 2031 does arrive, its predicted shape is likely to surprise.

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BIHIMA's PAUL SURRIDGE - on 2021

 

UK Audiology

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Be ambassadors for hearing health, urges Paul Surridge, Chairman of BIHIMA (The British and Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association), s he reflects on a year of advancements in research and technology, and what they mean for us over the festive season.

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How is hearing technology helping people to persevere with hearing instruments?

 
 
 

technology

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The British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) interviewed Eva Lilja Nilsson, Senior Product Education Specialist at Widex, WS Audiology, to find out how hearing technology is helping people adapt to and keep wearing hearing instruments.

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InnerScope guzzles Walmart's biggest hearing aid supplier and guns for record revenues

 

acquisitions

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The steam is sizzling from the latest move in the ebullient US direct-to-consumer hearing tech market by California-based device producer and distributor InnerScope Hearing Technologies, which has announced its purchase of Hearing Assist.

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Latest figures show continued hearing aid sales recovery, and strong NHS revival

 
 

sales

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Heartening Q3 hearing instrument sales figures from the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) show continued recovery from the 2020 pandemic hit not only in UK and Ireland private business, but now in NHS numbers.

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Sunny Sonova financial results...and more warm breezes to come?

 
 

FINANCIALS

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Sonova Group sales increased by 48.5% in local currencies in the first half of financial year 2021/22, the Swiss hearing giant has announced. Its flagship hearing aid product Paradise has played a key role.

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