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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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Oticon, Inc. Announces Gary Rosenblum as New President

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — Gary Rosenblum has been named the new President of Oticon, Inc., effective today. He succeeds Peer Lauritsen, who retired following more than 40 years of service to the company. Rosenblum, while an outsider to the hearing aid industry, joins the company with an extensive background in consumer-driven medical devices. He most recently served as Vice…

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HIMSA to Release New “Industry Standard” Wireless Hearing Aid Programmer: Noahlink Wireless

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — The Hearing Instrument Manufacturers’ Software Association (HIMSA), maker of the popular hearing aid programming interface Noah, has announced the upcoming launch of what they are dubbing as the “new wireless programming standard” for programming Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) enabled hearing aids.   The new NoahlinkTM Wireless programming device was created with guidance and cooperation…

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Hearing Aid Industry Update: GN Loses Costco Contract; Demant Implements Cost-Cutting

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — Major hearing aid manufacturer GN Hearing (GN ReSound), announced this past week in its Q2 Interim Report, to the surprise of many industry insiders, that it has lost its contract with Costco as the supplier of its Kirkland Signature-branded hearing aids. The company, which has managed to continue increasing its market share across…

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An Update on Recent Hearing Device Activity

The U.S. private hearing aid market experienced a marked increase in June, as total hearing aid unit sales grew 13% compared to June, 2015. During that same period of time, the Veteran’s Administration system, which comprises about 20% of the total U.S. market saw their year-over-year unit sales decline 3%. This according to data published…

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After Major Acquisitions by Sonova, GN, William Demant Eyes “Defensive” Retail Acquisition Opportunities

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — After seeing two of its biggest competitors make major acquisitions in recent months, hearing aid maker William Demant is seeking ways to minimize the impact on its global sales. According to a June 8 Reuters article by Ole Mikkelsen, the company (which owns major hearing aid brands Oticon, Bernafon and Sonic Innovations) says it “will not…

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Oticon Announces Upcoming Product to Include 2.4 GHz Connectivity, Signaling Industry Shift

KONGBAKKEN, DENMARK — Less than six months following Sonova’s announcement that its next generation of hearing instruments would include 2.4 GHz connectivity in late 2016 or early 2017, William Demant Holdings announced last week that Oticon’s soon-to-be-released hearing device will include 2.4 GHz connectivity. The company’s new 2.4GHz capable hearing aid is expected to be released at…

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Samsung Hearing Aid Rumors Heat Up: Reports Claim Company Nearing Official Launch

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — After months of silence following reports in April 2015 that consumer electronics titan Samsung was planning to launch its own hearing aid, to coincide with the release of its next flagship Galaxy S7 smartphone, a number of reports surfaced last week that suggest Samsung may be readying its official launch into the hearing…

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UPDATE: GN ReSound Wins Default Judgement Against Oticon in German Court

UPDATE:  “On January 7, the Oticon vs GN Resound patent war came to an end with scarcely a shot fired.  Settling a “slew of patent disputes” was good news for Big 6 bottom line solidarity and uninterrupted technological innovation.” —Holly Hosford-Dunn, January 12th, 2016, US Hearing Devic Patent Activity for November-December 2015.    DUSSELDORF, GERMANY — a default judgement…

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