Sonova to buy Hansaton, and two hearing aid retailers; also plans cost-cutting steps

      STÄFA, SWITZERLAND—Sonova Holding AG, the world’s largest hearing aid manufacturer, announced today (March 2) that it will acquire three German hearing aid companies: Hansaton Akustik GmBH, which is a family-run hearing aid wholesaler, and two retail chains, Vitakustik GmbH and Fiebing Hörtechnik GmbH. The purchase prices were not disclosed.     Sonova,…

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As hearing industry seeks a new wireless standard for hearing aids, t-coil advocates say not so fast

Since this post was originally published on April 30, it has drawn a number of thoughtful and provocative comments, which follow the main text.  This revised post also contains a response from Jan Topholm, a prominent EHIMA member,  to a query that I sent him in writing the original post.   By David H. Kirkwood…

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Yanz resigns from hi HealthInnovations after 26 days

PLYMOUTH, MN—After less than a month as vice-president of hearing health at hi HealthInnovations, Jerry Yanz, PhD, decided to leave that job and return to his former position as director of audiology at Hansaton Acoustics. As was reported on this blog on January 2,  Yanz was hired by hi HealthInnovations to help introduce the company’s…

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