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Sonova talks "situational solutions" with early 2023 launch of a speech-enhanced earbud: Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus

 
 

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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.

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Aston University and Specsavers focus a business and education synergy in new clinic

 

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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.

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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

 

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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.

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A growing number of countries are concerned by Cochlear's Oticon Medical deal

 
 
 

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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.

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Sonova grows retail footprint in China but steps out of a big-box deal in the US

 
 
 

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Sonova The HQ of Sonova in Stäfa, Switzerland

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.

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Eargo raises capital to compete in the OTC arena

 

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Eargo

US hearing aid maker, Eargo, has raised $32.3 million to help it compete in the effervescent over-the-counter (OTC) market.

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Demant's divestment of Oticon Medical to Cochlear could be delayed by Australia competition regulation concerns

 
 
 

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Cochlear      A recipient of a Cochlear Osia System active bone conduction solution, with an Aqua+ accessory

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.

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The future of hearing technology lies in GETTING CLOSER TO THE USER

 

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BIHIMA interviewed Sebastian Best, Head of Sound and Fitting in the Research and Development Department of Signia. Having worked for the company for almost 15 years, Sebastian has a wealth of experience in hearing technology development and discusses how processing strategies help people with hearing loss.

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WIDEX MOMENT App Named CES 2023 Innovation Awards Honouree

 
 

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Widex

The WS Audiology brand Widex has announced that it has been named a CES 2023 Innovation Awards Honouree for its WIDEX MOMENT smartphone app.

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Audiology Conferences 2022: EUHA - Still the biggest audiology event in the world

 
 

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EUHA/Foto Rechtnitz EUHA President Beate Gromke (centre right) cuts the tape to symbolise the opening of the 2022 Congress.

One of the most welcome signs of the audiology sphere's recovery from the ravages of Covid-19 is the return of conferences, and this year's EUHA Congress in Hanover, Germany showed it is getting back to previous highs as the biggest hearing event of them all. Organisers registered an overall count of 7,400 visitors, which means the show's pre-pandemic target of 9,000 is again in sight.

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