Hearing Technologies

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Jul. 22, 2019

In First, FDA Approves MED-EL Cochlear Implant Systems for Single-Sided Deafness and Asymmetric Hearing Loss

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DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA — MED-EL USA announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s cochlear implant system for single-sided deafness (SSD) and asymmetric hearing loss (AHL). The approval represents the first and only time that cochlear implants have been approved for these indications in the United States.   Treating Single-Sided Deafness and Asymmetric Hearing
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Jul. 15, 2019

Costco Kirkland Signature 9.0 Hearing Aids Released for Sale

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ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON — Today, Costco officially rolled out the latest Kirkland Signature branded hearing aids in stores across the United States. The new Kirkland Signature 9.0 (KS 9) is, for the first time, being produced by Sonova, the parent company of the popular Phonak hearing aid brand. Sivantos, currently in Costco under its Rexton label, has been the supplier of
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Jul. 11, 2019

MED-EL USA Announces New AudioLink Handsfree Wireless Technology Voucher Option and SONNET Swap Program

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DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA — According to a company announcement, new MED-EL hearing implant recipients now have the option of selecting a voucher for the latest wireless technology, MED-EL’s proprietary AudioLink accessory that connects recipients to Bluetooth-enabled devices. The AudioLink also wirelessly streams music or TV through a variety of connection options. MED-EL’s wireless technology works with any mobile phone with
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Jun. 21, 2019

Cochlear Receives FDA Approval for Nucleus Profile Plus Implant and Expanded Connectivity Features in Nucleus 7 Processor

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CENTENNIAL, COLORADO — Hearing implant maker, Cochlear Limited, announced this week that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) has approved the new Cochlear™ Nucleus® Profile™ Plus Series Cochlear Implant and the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor’s new built-in connectivity featuring direct streaming with compatible Android™ smartphones. According to the company’s press release, the Nucleus Profile Plus Implant is designed for
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Jun. 19, 2019

Oticon Medical Launches Ponto 4 Bone Anchored Sound Processor in US Market

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SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — Oticon Medical has launched the Ponto 4, a small and high-performing sound processor that it says marks a significant breakthrough in bone anchored hearing care in the US. According to the company’s press release, the new processor represents “a powerful combination of Oticon Medical’s expertise in bone conduction hearing with the newest state-of-the-art technology enables Ponto
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May. 24, 2019

Philips Hearing Aids Released for Sale in Costco

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Following the recent announcement of the global launch of Philips-branded hearing aids in April 2019, it was unclear where the new brand would fit among the Demant hearing aid line-up, particularly in the US market. Demant, one of the largest hearing aid manufacturers in the world, is the parent company to the Oticon, Sonic and Bernafon brand of hearing aids.
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May. 16, 2019

Mind-Controlled Hearing Aids Available Within 5 Years? Scientists Optimistic

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A recent article in Science Advances touted the creation of a mind-controlled hearing aid that allows the wearer to focus on voices. The device was created by scientists in a laboratory at Columbia University in New York. The scientists, led by Nima Mesgarani, believe the device could transform the ability of persons with hearing loss to communicate more effectively in
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May. 13, 2019

Oticon Medical Receives 510(k) Clearance from FDA to Market New Ponto 4 Processor

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SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — Oticon Medical announced today that it has obtained 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the new Ponto 4 bone anchored sound processor. According to the company, the new Ponto 4 will officially launch in the US in early summer 2019. “With Ponto 4, Oticon Medical enters a new era by
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May. 01, 2019

Oticon Opn S Hearing Aids Now Available Through VA

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SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY – The Oticon Opn S hearing aids are now available through the US Veterans Administration, Department of Defense and other federal agencies. The new hearing aids, according to the announcement, will “empower veterans with hearing loss to experience speech understanding in difficult listening situations at the level of people with normal hearing”.1 Powered by the ultra-fast Velox
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Apr. 23, 2019

Oticon Medical Introduces the Ponto Trial Companion App

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SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — Oticon Medical has introduced the new Ponto Trial Companion App, which the company says is a “simple-to-use app that provides an easy way for patients to evaluate whether bone anchored hearing and the Ponto Sound System are the right decision for them”. Aimed at improving patient engagement in the trial process with the Ponto Sound Processor,