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

 
 
 

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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

 

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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

 
 

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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?

 
 

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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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ReSound One technology now available in Portugal

 

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The Portuguese company, AudiçãoActiva, has recently launched the new Resound One in its store network.

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US Over-the-counter hearing aids one complex step closer following FDA rule proposal

 

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A globally impacting "rule" to establish a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid sales has finally been proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A race to hit the FDA with comments by January 18, 2022, in which the hearing industry can be expected to participate vigorously, has now begun.

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Erich Spahr, pivot of Bernafon since 1984, waves Goodbye to a "people business"

 
 
 

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© Bernafon/Courtesy of Demant   Erich Spahr in retirement, exchanging marketing tools for the joyful trappings of car restoration.

"You don't sound like you're retiring," I had to say, halfway through an hour-long chat with Erich Spahr, who confirms he is severing ties completely with an industry after a long career breathing life into it. This lynchpin of Bernafon since 1984 still seems clearly focused on the present and the future.

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Predictions for 2031: Gitte Aabo. Innovations and data empowering device users

 
 

Future of Audiology: 2031

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Will people in 2031 be wondering how they ever lived without hearing aids, as a majority would now say about their smartphones? GN Hearing CEO Gitte Aabo predicts that the role of data will acquire so much importance in the next ten years that people with "unaided ears" will not doubt the need for aids.

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Predictions for 2031: Dr. Archelle Georgiou Hearing health empowered, and aids worn by normal hearing persons

 
 

FUTURE OF AUDIOLOGY: 2031

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The fourth of our audiology figures to be consulted on a prediction for the 2031 hearing sphere, Starkey's Dr. Archelle Georgiou, bases her vision on four current trends.

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JABRA-CADABRA?

 

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What market magic does GN Hearing adjure with its Jabra Enhance Plus "as and when" hearing device? CEO Gitte Aabo keeps the spell enigmatic despite the curiosity of Audio Infos UK.

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