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MED-EL USA Announces Launch of Ideas4Ears Children’s Invention Contest

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA — Hearing implant maker, MED-EL USA, announced last week that the company is participating in the international 2018-19 Ideas4Ears Children’s Invention Contest. Countries from around the world are participating in the competition which aims to raise public awareness of hearing loss and inspire young innovators. Open to children aged 6-12 years old, the…

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Cochlear and GN Hearing Announce New, Expanded Partnership

SYDNEY AUSTRALIA & COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — Hearing implant maker, Cochlear, and GN announced today that the two companies have signed an agreement to significantly expand their Smart Hearing Alliance collaboration. The Smart Hearing Alliance was established in 2015 to develop integrated hearing solutions – giving hearing aid and cochlear implant recipients access to the latest…

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Widex-Sivantos Merger Delayed: Companies Withdraw EU Application

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — According to a Reuters report on November 6, and also reported in other media outlets, the “Big 6” hearing aid makers Widex and Sivantos have withdrawn their application for the European Commission to approve their planned $8.2 billion merger. Despite withdrawing their application, the companies state that they are committed to completing…

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Cochlear Loses US Patent Case, Ordered to Pay $268 Million in Damages; Company Plans to Appeal Ruling

In an announcement Monday, a U.S. district court has ordered Australian hearing implant maker, Cochlear, to pay $268.1 million in damages in a patent infringement case brought against the company filed by the Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research and Advanced Bionics LLC.  Following the announcement, the company’s stock was trading down nearly four…

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Amplifon Reports Strong Revenue Growth and Profitability in First Nine Months of 2018

MILAN, ITALY —  The Board of Directors of Amplifon SpA, the world’s largest hearing aid retailer, recently approved the company’s Interim Financial Report, providing insight into its performance so far in 2018. According to the report, the company has witnessed double digit revenue growth and increase in profit margins. Closing of the GAES hearing retail…

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Ida Institute Announces Partnership with ASHA

ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND & NAERUM, DENMARK — The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Denmark-based nonprofit Ida Institute, announced the formation of a new partnership.  Founded in 2007 with a grant from the Oticon Foundation, the Institute has teamed up in the past with like-minded groups in the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Australia. “Ida is…

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EUHA Elects Beate Gromke as its new President

MAINZ, GERMANY — The General Assembly of the European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) announced the recent election of the organization’s Executive Committee for the next three years. The EUHA members have voted Beate Gromke President, Eva Keil-Becker will be the association’s Vice President, and Jürgen Matthies its Vice President and Treasurer. According to…

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Person-Centered Hearing Care: New Research Shows Value of Ida Institute Tools

NAERUM, DENMARK — Earlier this year, the Ida Institute Research Committee announced that they were accepting proposals for research projects investigating outcomes of the use of Ida tools. This week, the group has announced that the first grant recipients have now submitted their report which “add to a growing body of evidence that demonstrates the value of Ida Institute…

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