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William Demant Announces Partnership with Philips

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – The parent company of the Oticon, Sonic, and Bernafon brand of hearing aids, William Demant, announced this week that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Philips. The agreement will “bring Philips-branded solutions to hearing healthcare”. According to the press release, the new partnership will leverage William Demant’s leading role in…

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Hearing Enablement, Teleaudiology and Self-Fitting Hearing Aids: More Patient Choices in Hearing Healthcare

In part 1 of this email exchange between Elaine Saunders and Brian Taylor, Dr. Saunders shared her thoughts on self-fitting hearing aids and how her company, Blamey Saunders Hears, is shaping the future of hearing healthcare. In part 2, they discuss the integration of tele-audiology with traditional face-to-face care, and how the combination of the…

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The Future is Now: A Conversation about Self-Fitting Hearing Aids with Elaine Saunders

In the hearing healthcare field, there is a lot of talk about disruptive innovation, but very few individuals have put disruption into practice. One such person is Elaine Saunders, a renowned hearing scientist, award winning entrepreneur and founder of Blamey Saunders Hears, an Australian company that manufacturers hearing aids sold on-line, directly to consumers Brian…

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Nuheara to FDA: Please Expedite Implementation of OTC Hearing Aid Act

PERTH, AUSTRALIA — Wireless earbud maker, Nuheara, has reportedly petitioned the FDA to expedite the implementation of the Over The Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act legislation, which was signed into law by President Trump last fall. The OTC legislation will allow for hearing aids to be used “by adults to compensate for mild to moderate…

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Rethinking the Hearing Aid User Guide to Improve Outcomes

Grit, guts, determination, fortitude, perseverance, tenacity. Those are a few of the words used to describe an individual’s ability to overcome obstacles and challenges in their life. No doubt, hearing care professionals, in their daily encounters with patients, are all-too familiar with these characteristics and how they affect treatment outcomes. Clinicians intuitively know that patients…

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Nuheara Showcasing $200 Noise-Cancelling Earbuds at CES

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Several emerging companies are poised to take-on Apple for market share for their popular wireless AirPods. Australian upstart, Nuheara, makers of their own wireless earbud is set to battle Apple for this business. According to TechCrunch, Nuheara will be showcasing their IQBuds at the 2018 CES show, where they expect to…

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World’s Top Supplier of Hearing Aid Batteries, Rayovac, May be Up for Sale

MIDDLETON, WISCONSIN — According to recent media reports, Spectrum Brands Holding Inc is exploring strategic options, including the possible sale of its appliance and battery divisions. The company, which owns Rayovac batteries, is already in talks several with prospective buyers. According to a report in USA Today, the company is looking to concentrate on its…

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A Preview of CES 2018 Shows Consumer Audio and Hearing Aid Technology Continue to Morph

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — The annual Consumer Electronics Association meeting, held January 9th to 12th in Las Vegas, often provides us with a glimpse into the future. As user-friendly and relatively low cost consumer electronics devices continue to morph with stodgy medical devices. Billed as the world’s largest get-together of consumer electronic enthusiasts, the 2018…

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GN Signs Agreement with European Investment Bank for 100M Euro Financing to Support Hearing Aid R&D

BALLERUP, DENMARK — The GN Store Nord, parent company of GN ReSound, announced that it has signed an agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for a €100 million loan agreement to support the company’s research and development into new hearing aids. Specifically, the company said the investment will focus on “strengthening its hardware and…

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