Sonova Acquires European AudioNova in Largest Ever Hearing Aid Retail Deal

Sonova announced on May 4 the acquisition of European behemoth, AudioNova, for € 830 million ($954 million). It is reported to be the largest transaction ever in the hearing aid retail market and makes Sonova-owned retail approximately the same size as retail leader, Amplifon.  Following this acquisition, Sonova will have over 3,300 stores worldwide with…

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Amplifon Bidding for AudioNova: Bloomberg Report

MILAN, ITALY — According to an April 1 report in Bloomberg, Amplifon SpA has secured financing for a bid for major European hearing aid retailer AudioNova. Amplifon, which owns major US hearing aid retailer Miracle Ear, as well as the Elite Hearing Network, appears ready to compete directly with likely bids coming from major hearing aid manufacturers William…

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Research firm analyzes market share, retail activity, and prospects of major hearing aid manufacturers

By David H. Kirkwood NEW YORK—A number of financial research firms in the United States and abroad follow the hearing industry on behalf of their clients. These include individual investors as well as institutional investors such as pension and hedge fund managers. The latest company to turn its sights on hearing aids is Sanford C.…

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International Hearing Society members enjoy a memorable meeting in the desert

GLENDALE, AZ—The 61st annual International Hearing Society Convention & Expo drew an unusually large and enthusiastic turnout to the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa. Some 500 IHS members were in attendance, along with a great many exhibitors and guests. Among the highlights of the meeting, held September 19-22, was a Manufacturers’ Forum, which filled the…

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