Auditory Insight Urges Hearing Health Executives to Size OTC Market Now

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT — Auditory Insight, a leading consultancy for the hearing healthcare industry, has created a proprietary process for calculating the OTC hearing aid market size. Developing addressable market size has new urgency now that the FDA has released a final rule for a new OTC hearing aid category. The final rule contains the product specifications…

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FDA Issues Final OTC Hearing Aid Rule and PSAP Guidance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule to improve access to hearing aids which may in turn lower costs for millions of Americans. This action establishes a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, enabling consumers with perceived mild to moderate hearing impairment to purchase hearing aids directly from…

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GN Launches New ReSound OMNIA Hearing Aid Platform

BALLERUP, DENMARK – GN Hearing today announces the launch of ReSound OMNIA – a new hearing aid platform that “will set a new standard in hearing technology and improve how people interact with the world around  them”. The new ReSound OMNIA is said to provide significantly better hearing in noisy environments than any previous ReSound hearing…

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Program Released for Upcoming 2022 EUHA Congress

FRANKFURT/MAINZ — The program of the 66th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) has been released, debuting a science symposium on Wednesday morning.   The opening ceremony of the Congress will this year be held on Wednesday, 12 October  2022, at 10 a.m. Prof. Dr. Michael Hüther from the Cologne-based German Economic Institute will give…

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Audigy Announces Partnership with Doctor Cliff

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON — Audigy has announced the launch of a joint venture with Cliff Olson, Au.D., owner of Phoenix-based Applied Hearing Solutions and founder of HearingUp Provider Network. The industry-first partnership, announced this week in Nashville during Audigy’s flagship event, Summit 2022: Elevate, represents the next level of innovation to support, sustain, and improve the…

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New Cleveland Clinic Survey Highlights Lack of Awareness with Hearing Loss

CLEVELAND, OHIO – A new Cleveland Clinic study is highlighting the lack of awareness about hearing loss among adults between the ages of 50 and 80 here in the United States. According to the results, only 10% are able to properly identify what’s considered a “normal” range of hearing. “Unfortunately, the results of the survey…

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Final OTC Hearing Aid Regulations Inch Closer to Reality After White House OMB Concludes Review

The long-awaited Over the Counter (OTC) hearing aid regulations appear to have taken a step closer to reality this past week. On August 5th, the White House Office of Management and Budget’s OIRA department (Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs) completed its review of the final rule. According to OIRA, the final OTC rule was…

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Oticon, Inc. Appoints Jacob Winter As Vice President of Marketing

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — Oticon, Inc. today announced the appointment of Jacob Winter as Vice President of Marketing. In his new role, Winter will lead Oticon’s product strategy, digital strategy and communication and campaign strategy. He joins Oticon, Inc. from Demant headquarters in Denmark, where he served as Director, Commercial Operations. Winter brings more than…

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Wireless Earbuds May Soon Be Able to Detect Ear Infections and Other Ear Conditions Utilizing AI

BUFFALO, NEW YORK – New University at Buffalo-led research shows how earbuds may soon be able to detect common ear infections and other ailments. A study published in June by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) describes what the research team is calling EarHealth. The system pairs Bluetooth earbuds with a smartphone that’s equipped with a deep…

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