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Recent Report: Apple is Pushing Further into Healthcare

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA — The morphing of medical devices with consumer electronics continues as, according to a recent report in Med Device Online, Apple has filed a patent for a wearable device capable of collecting electrocardiographic (EKG) signals from various points on the body. This patent may lend credibility to rumors surfacing in early August that…

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Hearing Aid Industry Update: GN Loses Costco Contract; Demant Implements Cost-Cutting

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — Major hearing aid manufacturer GN Hearing (GN ReSound), announced this past week in its Q2 Interim Report, to the surprise of many industry insiders, that it has lost its contract with Costco as the supplier of its Kirkland Signature-branded hearing aids. The company, which has managed to continue increasing its market share across…

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Phonak to Offer Industry-First, Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Swiss-based hearing aid manufacturer, Phonak, has announced that it will soon be launching a new hearing aid platform Belong, which will include rechargeable lithium-ion technology. The new recharging technology will be included in Phonak’s upcoming Audeo B-R Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) product line. While rechargeable batteries themselves are certainly not new to hearing aids, the use of…

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Audiology World News: GN Group Rebrands, introduces GN Hearing and GN Audio

By Victoria Adshead   With immediate effect GN has changed its legal company names in order to ‘support a renewed brand platform’. GN ReSound A/S has changed to GN Hearing A/S. Its flagship brand remains as ReSound and it will continue operating other specialty brands such as Beltone, Interton and Otometrics under the GN Hearing umbrella.…

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Will Samsung’s new IconX, and Apple’s Rumored Wireless Earpods, Disrupt Hearing Aid Industry Further in 2016?

Last week the world caught its first glimpse of Samsung’s new IconX hearable device. The leaked images, but scant details, spread across the tech world like wildfire. It appears that Samsung is ready to go toe-to-toe with Apple if the tech giant decides to make the rumored, but radical, decision to ditch the headphone/audio jack…

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HIA Opposes New Wifi Spectrum Over Concerns of Wireless Hearing Aid Interference

Technical experts claim the nation may run out of the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum, resulting in a wireless traffic jam with more data being transported over Wi−Fi than any other medium. Most consumers encounter this traffic jam when attempting to download mobile content in densely populated settings, such as airport terminals, apartment buildings, college campuses,…

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Oticon Announces Upcoming Product to Include 2.4 GHz Connectivity, Signaling Industry Shift

KONGBAKKEN, DENMARK — Less than six months following Sonova’s announcement that its next generation of hearing instruments would include 2.4 GHz connectivity in late 2016 or early 2017, William Demant Holdings announced last week that Oticon’s soon-to-be-released hearing device will include 2.4 GHz connectivity. The company’s new 2.4GHz capable hearing aid is expected to be released at…

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