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"Great" 2021 for Demant further underlines health of hearing care market

 
 

financials

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Danish hearing giant Demant's announcement of a very strong 2021 performance - 27% organic growth from its own resources - brings more evidence of the overall strength of the hearing care market.

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These Boots were made for walk-ins

 
 

hearing centres

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Opened on June 30, 2021, this is the UK’s first such Sonova-led state-of-the-art hearing care centre, a concept now blazing the trail in such dislocated locations as Canada, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. What is it like inside this Boots World of Hearing clinic?

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Tech IS caring, and Apple won’t bite

 
 

Manufacturers

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It’s Tom and Jerry-good fun when Audio Infos editor Peter Wix and Ole Asboe Jørgensen, President of Oticon brand, Global, get together to discuss hearing matters. In their most recent teasing interview, Oticon’s brand supremo reflects on the hearing market and talks more More.

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Starkey opens its first Spanish office in Barcelona's emblematic Torre Glòries

 
 

Growth and Expansion

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The USA's biggest hearing aid manufacturer, Starkey, has opened its first office in Spain, taking space in Barcelona's architecturally imposing Torre Glòries.

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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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