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Sertoma Inc. Receives $10,000 Grant from Oticon to Offer Scholarships to Students with Hearing Loss

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — A $10,000 grant from Oticon, Inc. has enabled Sertoma Inc. to award ten $1,000 college scholarships to students with hearing loss. The Sertoma Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf is the nation’s leading scholarship program for students with hearing loss.  The 2019 scholarship winners were selected from more than…

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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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GN Hearing, Oticon, Win Gold at 2018 Stevie Awards

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK — The American Business Awards honored the Oticon Opn, GN ReSound Linx 3D and Beltone Trust with Gold Stevie Awards. Since 2002, the Stevie Awards recognize the accomplishments and contributions of companies and business people worldwide and are report to receive more than 10,000 entries annually. According to the announcement,…

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Oticon Opens Nominations for 20th Annual Focus on People Awards

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — Oticon Inc, announced this week a call for nominations for the 2018 Focus on People Awards. The awards, now in their 20th year, honor students, adults, and hearing loss advocates that demonstrate that “hearing loss doesn’t hinder one’s ability to make a difference in the world”.   “Over the past 20…

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Oticon Appoints Thomas Behrens as Head of Audiology and Director of Audiology Research

COPEHAGEN, DENMARK — On November 1, Oticon announced the appointment of Thomas Behrens as the Head of Audiology and Director of Audiology Research at Oticon’s global headquarters in Denmark. He is currently responsible for clinical research, professional communication and definition of the audiology in new products for Oticon. Prior to this, Behrens spent 10 years…

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Oticon OTC Hearing Aids? William Demant Says it May Make OTC Devices if US Demand Develops

William Demant Holdings, one of the world’s largest hearing aid manufacturers, said it could start producing less expensive Over-The-Counter (OTC) hearing aids for the U.S. market if demand increases after the OTC legislation goes into effect. North America represents the largest and most lucrative market for Demant, the parent company to well-known hearing aid brand…

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Amplifon: Ready to Make “Major Acquisitions” to Maintain Position as World’s Top Hearing Aid Retailer

MILAN, ITALY — The world’s largest hearing aid retailer Amplifon SpA doesn’t plan to step aside while hearing aid manufacturers continue to acquire retailers across the globe. In a July 28 interview by Reuters, the company’s CEO says that Amplifon is ready to make “major acquisitions” in order to bolster the company’s position as the…

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Update: Oticon Opn Hearing Aid an Edison Awards Finalist

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — Oticon’s Opn hearing aid has been named a 2017 Edison Awards Finalist in the Health & Wellness category. As a finalist, the Oticon Opn will receive either a gold, silver or bronze award, which will be announced at the Edison Awards Gala in New York City on April 20, 2017. According…

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William Demant Group Opens New R&D Facility in Poland

WARSAW, POLAND — Danish hearing aid maker, William Demant Group, announced the opening of its new Demant Technology Centre in Poland. The new facility will house the company’s software Research and Development (R&D) division. The location in the new Q22 office building in Warsaw will also house other Demant companies, such as Oticon’s Polish subsidiary, Oticon Polska. The announcement of the new R&D…

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