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EuroTrak hearing loss market survey to add data from Spain

 

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For the first time, the multi-country hearing loss survey, EuroTrak, is to include data from one of the major markets so far absent from this vital information haul: Spain.

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Audacious Boots team-up tailors mobile calls to hearing profiles

 

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Sound processing technology has been developed in the UK to help hearing loss sufferers cope with mobile phone calls, using a service delivered by the mobile network Audacious through the giant retailer and pharmacy chain, Boots.

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Starkey's Las Vegas Expo underlines "seismic shift in the hearing industry"

 

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Offering professionals a first glimpse of its soon-to-be launched Livio Edge AI hearing aid, Starkey held its own business and tech show this month in Las Vegas. The key words, of course, were "artificial intelligence" (AI) and "healthable".

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Can the audiology business future be predicted from market survey data?

 

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Market surveys such as EuroTrak and the long-running MarkeTrak offer up plenty of data, but does it really provide any clues to the future of the audiology business? Raúl García-Medina, new VP of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA), says the data is invaluable but prediction calls for all the tools of the digital revolution.

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Will the hearable shape of Phonak's Virto Black bust the great hearing aid stigma into dust?

 

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The stigma of being seen to wear a hearing aid has been a brick wall for producers and has persisted through generations of hypoacusis sufferers unhappy about visibly earworn apparatus and their accessories. But the smart money must now be on this wall disappearing without so much as a puff of smoke.

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Europe's hearing device manufacturers welcome Amplifon into the fold

 

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The Italy-based hearing care retail company, Amplifon, has joined Europe's major manufacturing association, EHIMA.

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Brexit stockpiling powering roller-coaster UK hearing market

 

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Stockpiling because of Brexit insecurity is behind Q3 unit sales for hearing aids in the UK repeating this year's Q1 pattern, a 12.9% rise on 2018, according to data from the British and Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHMI).

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Fast gene test to save hearing in babies gets marketability green light

 

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CE marking has been announced for a half-hour infant hearing loss test to screen babies for the gene mutation that brings lifelong deafness when these susceptible patients are given certain antibiotics.

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Anticipated November call on FDA rules for OTC hearing aids delayed till 2020?

 

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US Food and Drug Administration regulations on over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids were expected to be announced this November. Scratch that, if strong rumours of a delay in issuing these key rules until the first quarter of 2020 hold up.

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Watch our EUHA Nuremberg 2019 round-up video!

 

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Busy, vibrant, and a success as a trade show and congress for updating, the 64th Annual International EUHA Congress and Exhibition ran from October 16 to 18 in Nuremberg. Read on to access our video summary.

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