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Dec. 20, 2022

Starkey’s Brandon Sawalich Wins Gold Stevie Award for Executive of the Year

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EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey President and CEO Brandon Sawalich has been named Executive of the Year in the manufacturing category of the International Business Awards. This global recognition earned him a Gold Stevie Award, which is one of the world’s premier business accolades.  “I would like to thank the entire team for making this recognition possible. Our dedicated team works tirelessly to outdo
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Dec. 20, 2022

Otonomy Announces Plan to Liquidate Company Following Number of Ear Drug Failures

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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA — Otonomy, Inc. (Nasdaq: OTIC) has announced that the company’s board of directors, after considering strategic options, has approved and adopted a Plan of Liquidation and Dissolution that would include the distribution of remaining cash to stockholders following an orderly wind down of the company’s operations, including the proceeds from the sale of any pipeline assets. To reduce cost, Otonomy has implemented
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Dec. 18, 2022

3M Seeks Appeals Court for Stay in Earplugs Case; Cites ‘Errors’ by Bankruptcy Judge

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(Reuters) 3M Co told a federal appeals court this week that an Indiana federal bankruptcy judge could have — and should have — followed any one of at least three distinct lines of reasoning to conclude that mass tort litigation over allegedly defective 3M Co military earplugs must be paused during the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of 3M’s Aearo Technologies LLC
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Dec. 17, 2022

Starkey Owner and Chairman Bill Austin Wins Stevie Lifetime Achievement Award 

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EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey Owner and Chairman, Bill Austin, received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his many contributions to the hearing industry. This global recognition, received in the 2022 International Business Awards, earned him one of the world’s premier business accolades – a Gold Stevie Award.  “Bill Austin’s passion for helping others has driven every Starkey business decision for more than 60 years,” said Starkey
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Dec. 17, 2022

Widex Appoints Hearing Industry Veteran Alan Raffauf as VP of Marketing

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HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK — Reaffirming its commitment to serve as the ally of the independent audiologist, Widex Inc. announced the appointment of industry veteran Alan Raffauf, M.A. to the position of Vice President of Marketing, reporting directly to Sheena Oliver, Chief Marketing Officer, U.S. “Alan is both an experienced B2B and B2C marketer and a professional audiologist. As such, he brings to Widex a
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Dec. 15, 2022

Frequency Therapeutics Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 1b Study of FX-345, the Company’s Second Therapeutic Candidate for Sensorineural Hearing Loss

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LEXINGTON, MASSACHUSSETTS — Frequency Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: FREQ), a clinical-stage regenerative medicine company focused on developing therapeutics to activate a person’s innate potential to restore function, today announced that it has dosed a first patient in the Phase 1b study of FX-345, the company’s second hearing restoration candidate for sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). FX-345 is a combination of two small
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Dec. 14, 2022

Save the Date: Digital EUHA Spring Conference to Take Place March 31, 2023

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The 3rd Digital EUHA Spring  Conference will kick off on March 31, 2023. The successful concept is an  important date for further training that is firmly anchored in the calendars of  hearing aid acousticians. The organization expects numerous international participants this year. For the first time, the event has an international focus and will also be offered in English.   Lectures
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Dec. 12, 2022

Acousia Therapeutics Completes Clinical Phase 1 Study with ACOU085 for Hearing Loss Treatment

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TÜBINGEN, GERMANY — Hearing loss company Acousia Therapeutics GmbH announced the successful completion of its ACOU085 clinical Phase 1b study today, following the final visit of the last patient treated with the highest ACOU085 dose. ACOU085 is a proprietary small-molecule drug candidate under clinical development, with a particular focus on its use as an etiology-agnostic otoprotectant for patients with acute forms of sensorineural hearing
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Dec. 09, 2022

Starkey CTO Achin Bhowmik, Ph.D., Named a 2022 Notable Leader in Health Care 

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EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering, Achin Bhowmik, Ph.D., has been named a 2022 Notable Leader in Health Care by Twin Cities Business Magazine. This award honors Minnesota leaders who are boldly advancing the health care industry through technology and innovation.   “I want to congratulate Achin on this well-deserved recognition. The vision to reinvent the
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Dec. 08, 2022

Call for Papers: Digital EUHA Spring Conference: March 31, 2023

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Next year, the Digital EUHA Spring Conference will kick off on 31 March 2023. The successful training format is an important date firmly anchored in the calendars of both EUHA members and non-members. The organization is also expecting numerous international participants.  Lectures and live chats with the speakers will be offered in digital format on the day of the event,