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Eargo to go Public: Company Files for $100 Million IPO

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA — Direct-to-consumer hearing aid manufacturer, Eargo, filed on Friday with the SEC to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering (IPO). In July of this year, the company had announced a $71 million series E financing round “to expand commercialization during a period of accelerated consumer demand” for its…

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Eargo Hires New Executive Talent from Telsa, Apple and Visa

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA — Direct-to-Consumer hearing aid maker, Eargo, has announced the addition of three new executive hires: CFO Adam Laponis (from Tesla, Inc.), CMO Shiv Singh (from Visa, Inc., PepsiCo, Inc.), and VP of Software Engineering, Fernando Cruz (from Rappi, Inc., Apple, Inc.). The new hires come on the heels of Eargo’s $52 million…

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InnerScope Hearing Technologies Launches Self-Fitting Hearing Aids, Direct to Consumers, with Walmart, Sears, and Kmart

ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA — InnerScope Hearing Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: INND) a manufacturer and Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) distributor/retailer of FDA-Registered Hearing Aids, announces today it has begun the process to launch on Walmart.com, Sears.com, and Kmart.com, the NEXUS brand hearing products. The NEXUS hearing aids represent one of the first Self-Fitting RIC Premium Hearing Aid Devices with Remote…

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Lively, Backed by $16 Million in Venture Funds, Officially Launches Direct to Consumer Audiology Telehealth Platform

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Lively has announced the official launch of its online audiology platform, which it says provides hearing tests, hearing aid sales, and ongoing support for its hearing aid clients. Additionally, the company announced the close of its $16 million Series A fundraise. The Series A fundraising was led by Declaration Capital,…

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How Do Audiologists Feel About OTC Hearing Aids? Survey Results Now Available

TUCSON, ARIZONA — Hearing Health and Technology Matters (HHTM), a leading online resource on all topics related to hearing, has released the results of their Audiologist OTC Hearing Aid Survey. The online survey was conducted between August 1st and August 8th, 2017, with the purpose of exploring the views of audiologists on the subject of Over-The-Counter (OTC)…

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Important Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Study Sheds Light on OTC Delivery Model

As most know, accessibility and affordability of hearing aids is a hot button issue of national importance. On March 3, for example, the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine posted a summary of the issue surrounding over-the-counter hearing aids on their website. Authored by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) the…

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Low Hearing Aid Uptake Focus of Recent Public Health Report

Cost continues to be one of the key barriers to hearing aid acquisition according to a new report published in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH). Citing several sources, chief among them a 2011 population-based, longitudinal study that found only one-third of adults with hearing loss acquired hearing aids, Jan Blustein & Barbara Weinstein…

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Recent Reports Bring Audiology & Hearing Aids into National Spotlight

On April 21st the FDA heard several hours of arguments both in support and against recent PCAST guidance on the deregulation of hearing aids in order to improve affordability and accessibility for consumers. A broad range of experts, including audiologists, physicians, scientists and consumer advocates presented data to support their respective view of the possible…

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hi HealthInnovations’ hearing test: Will it steer patients to or away from hearing professionals?

 By David H. Kirkwood MINNETONKA, MN—Hearing care providers have long believed that a recommendation from a primary-care physician (PCP) is one of the most compelling factors in motivating people to get help for their hearing loss. That’s why for years the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) marketed to GPs, family practitioners, and internal medicine physicians, urging…

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