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Phonak Releases Marvel 2.0 Hearing Aids; Adds New Features and Form Factors

STAFA, SWITZERLAND — Phonak has introduced Marvel 2.0, the next generation of Marvel technology developed to give hearing aid wearers “even more hearing performance, more connectivity and more choice”. With Marvel 2.0, Phonak is making RogerDirect™ available to all Marvel hearing aids while also expanding Marvel technology to more form factors. The company says the…

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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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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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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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Sonova CEO, Lukas Braunschweiler, to Retire; Company Taps Arnd Kaldowski as Successor

STAEFA, SWITZERLAND — Sonova Holding AG, one of the world’s largest hearing aid manufacturers, announced the retirement of CEO Lukas Braunschweiler this week, after serving in the CEO position since 2011. Braunschweiler’s successor, Arnd Kaldowski, will initially join the company as COO on October 1st, before fully transitioning into the CEO role on April 1,…

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Phonak Announces New Audeo B-Direct Hearing Aid, the First to Connect to Android or iPhone

STAEFA, SWITZERLAND — This spring, Sonova confirmed that it would soon be releasing 2.4 GHz direct-to-iPhone hearing aids and cochlear implants. However, in recent weeks there have been rumors that the technology about to be released by the company was going to be “game-changing” for the industry and somehow different than Sonova’s major competitors, like…

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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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Sonova Reports Strong Fiscal Year Results; Says 2.4 GHz Technology Coming Soon

STAEFA, SWITZERLAND — Major hearing instrument manufacturer Sonova, reported a 3 percent rise in full-year profit for 2016/17 and also confirmed that it will soon be releasing 2.4 GHz, direct-to-iPhone, capable hearing aids and cochlear implants. Additionally, the significant drop in sales the company had experienced in Germany following the Sonova’s purchase of AudioNova last…

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