Market

TECH MUNCH quotes on technology 4: GN's Tom Woods: ARE CUSTOMERS COMING EARLIER TO HEARING INSTRUMENTS?

 
 

technology

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Age is a factor. A significant observation on who is using hearing devices, drawn from our collection of quotes from three years of Audio Infos' Technology Focus articles, authored by the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA).

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TECH MUNCH quotes on technology 3: Davina Omisore on the awakening and informed consumer base:

 
 

technology

© kate_sept2004

Another factor currently influencing the hearing instrument industry and profession. Drawn from our collection of quotes from three years of Audio Infos' Technology Focus articles, authored by the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA).

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TECH MUNCH quotes on technology 2: Don Hayes on the impact of Bluetooth:

 
 

technology

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From our collection of quotes from the industry's science and market leaders. Drawn from the last three years of Audio Infos' Technology Focus articles, authored by the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA), here is a thought on technology that has come from outside of audiology and transformed hearing devices.

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Trend of return to growth for hearing instrument sales confirmed Europe-wide

 

surveys

© EHIMA

The European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) has announced figures that show a return to pre-pandemic growth figures for the industry’s sales across Europe.

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Demant completes purchase of China's leading network of hearing aid clinics

 
 

acquisitions

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ShengWang, the Chinese hearing aid chain of some 500 stores this month fully acquired by the Danish hearing giant Demant, brings the makers of Oticon and Philips devices 5% of the Asian country's retail market share.

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Auracast is coming to Bluetooth, boosting movement, inclusion, and participation for hearing device users

 
 

hearing tech

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The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), the standards mover and shaker for the short-range wireless tech now crucial for our key electronic gadgets - and hearing aids - has announced its next major enhancement: Auracast.

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Latest record UK and Ireland hearing aid sales show strength of private market

 
 

sales

© BIHIMA

The latest market snapshot from the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) shows continued growth in hearing device sales, and a new high for the private market.

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Strong industry interest shows early for 2022 EUHA Exhibition

 
 

events

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The organisers of the world's biggest audiology event are reporting high demand from exhibitors as hall layout plans for the 66th International EUHA Congress and Industry Exhibition enter their final month.

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Sonova UK buys radio aids reseller

 
 

Acquisitions

© Sonova       FM Systems owner Paul Minikin flanked by Managing Director Phonak Communications, Laurent Saada (left), and (right) Jon Hale, Sales Director Sonova UK & Ireland.

FM Hearing Systems, a specialist Yorkshire-based reseller of assistive listening devices and training, has announced that it has been purchased by Sonova UK Limited.

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War waves and implants jettison fail to dent Demant's good sailing forecast

 

Financials

© Demant

May 3, 2022. An interim Q1 management statement from the Danish hearing group Demant reflects a 13.5m euro Ukraine war hit and the negative impact of divestment of Oticon Medical. Despite the turbulence, a 2022 outlook of 5-9% organic growth remains unchanged.

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