Sandy Brandmeier Officially Assumes Role as President of Sonova USA

WARRENVILLE, ILLINOIS — Swiss hearing aid maker, Sonova Holding AG, announced this week that Sandy Brandmeier has officially taken on the role of President of Hearing Instruments Wholesale for Sonova USA, effective April 1st. Brandmeier assumes the role after a transition phase that began October 31, 2018, working alongside former US Wholesale President Jan Metzdorff.…

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Oticon Donates $25,000 AAAF’s Empowering Students Scholarship Fund

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — At the 2019 American Academy of Audiology Conference, Oticon President Gary Rosenblum presented American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF) trustees with a $25,000 donation to the Foundation’s Empowering Students Scholarship Fund. This year marks the eighth year that Oticon, Inc. has provided funding to enable AAAF to award scholarships to graduate…

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Oticon Inc. Launches Opn S Family of Hearing Aids, with New Rechargeable Option

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — Oticon Inc. has announced the official launch of the Oticon Opn S in the US, with “further improvements in speech understanding and listening effort to take the open sound experience and the unique benefits of BrainHearing™ to the next level”. The new platform also boasts the company’s first lithium-ion rechargeable offering.…

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Phonak Marvel Hearing Aid Named Edison Awards Finalist for 2019

WARRENVILLE, ILLINOIS — Phonak announced this week that its new Marvel hearing aids have been named a 2019 Edison Awards Finalist in the Consumer Electronics & Information Technology category. The Edison Awards, named after Thomas Alva Edison, seeks to recognize and honor world’s best in innovators and innovations. The Edison Awards will announce gold, silver…

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GN Releases Interim Report Q3 of 2018: Double Digit Organic Growth, with Audio Division Continuing to Deliver Strong Results

BALLERUP, DENMARK — In the third quarter of 2018, GN Hearing continues to report strong performance in the independent sector, in what the company said is in line with its 2017-2019 strategy, particularly in North America, where the company says it has witnessed double digit organic revenue growth driven by the LiNX 3D hearing aid…

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The GN Group Reports Double Digit Organic Revenue Growth and Margin Increase

BALLERUP, DENMARK – The GN Store Nord released its second quarter (Q2) results for 2018, reporting strong double digit organic revenue grown and margin increase.  The results exceeded analyst expectations, particularly for the company’s Audio division, which has been performing particularly well. Some of the highlights of the company’s Interim Report 2018 included: 11% organic…

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Google and GN Hearing Partner on Direct Streaming from Android to Hearing Aids

BALLERUP, DENMARK – In news that will be of special interest to hearing aid users who use Android phones, GN Hearing and Google have announced their partnership on technology that will offer the “full spectrum of direct audio streaming from Android devices to hearing aids”. This will make GN Hearing the first manufacturer to provide…

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William Demant Announces Partnership with Philips

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – The parent company of the Oticon, Sonic, and Bernafon brand of hearing aids, William Demant, announced this week that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Philips. The agreement will “bring Philips-branded solutions to hearing healthcare”. According to the press release, the new partnership will leverage William Demant’s leading role in…

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Starkey to Relocate R&D from California to Israel; Offers Glimpse of New Livio AI Hearing Aid

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA — Starkey Hearing Technologies recently announced that it was expanding its global research and development (R&D) by establishing an advanced development center in Tel Aviv, Israel, and that it would be closing the company’s research center located in Berkeley, California. Amit Shahar, hired by the company to be the new VP of…

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Phonak Announces Launch of Accredited Family-Centered Care Program

Phonak announced the launch of a newly accredited eLearning program for hearing professionals this week on Family-Centered Care (FCC). The FCC approach to hearing healthcare is one that recognizes the essential role the family plays in the overall treatment process. Research has suggested that having a family member in the room results in improved consumer…

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