Predictions for 2031: Stefan Zimmer: Hearing instruments fully integrated in a selectable multimedia world
- Published on 28 December 2021
Future of Audiology: 2031
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.
- Published on 22 December 2021
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.
- Published on 13 December 2021
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.
- Published on 02 December 2021
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.
- Published on 21 November 2021
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.
- Published on 15 November 2021
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.
- Published on 21 October 2021
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.
- Published on 20 October 2021
"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.
- Published on 18 October 2021
Future of Audiology: 2031
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.