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Phonak Celebrates One Million Marvel Hearing Aids Fit

STAFA, SWITZERLAND – Phonak announced today that hearing care professionals around the world have fit one million Marvel hearing aids in only ten months. This makes Phonak Marvel the fastest product to reach the one million milestone in Phonak history and puts Marvel on track to be the company’s best-selling hearing aid of all time.…

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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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United Healthcare Revealed as Buyer of EPIC Hearing from Sonova

During an investor presentation at this year’s American Academy of Audiology (AAA) conference in Nashville, Sonova said that it had reached an agreement to sell it’s hearing benefits subsidiary company, Epic Hearing, to a “large US insurer”. However, the details of the agreement and name of the company acquiring EPIC were not revealed at that…

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Amplifon Eyes Hearing Aid Retail Acquisition Targets Across Europe, Canada; Poised to Enter Chinese Market by Year’s End

MILAN, ITALY — One of the world’s largest hearing aid retailers, Amplifon SpA, is reported to be targeting potential retail acquisitions in Germany, France and Canada and announced plans to enter the Chinese market by the end of 2018. The company, which says it holds approximately 10 percent of the global market, has been focused…

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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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Sonova to Sell Portugal’s MiniSom Retail Business to Amplifon; In Negotiations Over Sale of AudioNova France

STAEFA, SWITZERLAND — Sonova Holding AG announced yesterday that it has signed an agreement to sell its MiniSom retail hearing care business in Portugal to Amplifon S.p.A. According to the company’s news release, the move is a reflection of the Sonova Group’s strategy to focus on selected key markets. The completion of the sale will…

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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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