Costco Phonak Brio

Phonak confirms that it will distribute hearing aids through Costco

  AUTHOR’S UPDATE:  For more on this story, see my HearingHealthMatters.org colleague Holly Hosford-Dunn’s two posts on the topic at Hearing Economics and read the various posts that published on the Hearing Views blog.  Curious about hearing aids sold at Costco? In November 2017, an overview of Costco’s current hearing aid models were discussed at HHTM’s…

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William Demant, Oticon’s owner, adds cochlear implants to its portfolio

Revised April 4, 2013 COPENHAGEN—William Demant Holding, parent company of Oticon, announced today that it has signed an agreement to take over 100% of Neurelec SA, a French man
ufacturer of cochlear implants, at a cost of 57.5 million Euros, or about $74 million U.S. With the acquisition, Demant has joined its archrival, Sonova, as being…

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Phonak awards $25,000 to winner of its Healthy Hearing contest

  SEATTLE—Two people who have overcome hearing loss have been brought together by their commitment to helping others to do the same. One of these is Paige Stringer, founder and executive director of the Seattle-based Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss. She was announced last week as winner of the Phonak Healthy Hearing Contest.…

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Top Sonova execs resign after investigation

STAFA, SWITZERLAND—The hearing aid industry was rocked by the unexpected resignations of the three top executives of the Sonova Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of hearing aids. Sonova, parent company of Phonak, Unitron, and Lyric, announced on March 30 that Valentin Chapero, the CEO, and Oliver Walker, the CEO, had tendered their resignations, and that…

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