Hearing Industries Association Issues Statement Regarding Hearing Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, DC — The Hearing Industries Association (HIA) leadership has issued a statement regarding hearing healthcare in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The full text of the statement can be read below: ______________________________________ The hearing healthcare industry, like many businesses in the United States and around the world, is facing an unprecedented challenge. As…

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Starkey Hosts Panel Discussion in Honor of International Women’s Day

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – In honor of International Women’s Day, Starkey hosted an Empowering Women Panel Discussion this week. Chief Health Officer Archelle Georgiou, MD, Chief Audiology Officer Sara Burdak, Au.D., Vice President of Global Operations, Corporate Strategy & Services Finance Diane Hughes, and Senior Director of Market Insights Holly Schissel shared their insights and experiences…

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Oticon, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Three Vice Presidents

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY – Oticon President Gary Rosenblum has announced the appointment of three new Oticon Vice Presidents: Josephine Poelma, MS, PMP® to Vice President, Learning and Development; Dawn Spring, MBA to Vice President, Customer Experience; and Douglas Beck, AuD, to Vice President, Academic Sciences. “Our three newest Vice Presidents have each used their unique…

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CI2020 Conference Cancelled Due to COVID-19

MACLEAN, VIRGINIA — The American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACIA) announced this week that it has decided to cancel the planned CI2020 International Conference, which was to take place from March 18-21 in Orlando, Florida. “As members of the global community, we recognize the challenge this outbreak is placing on the medical community. Given the rapid…

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Sonova Reports Strong Growth in Hearing Instrument Business; Reports Voluntary Field Corrective Action by Cochlear Implant Division

STAFA, SWITZERLAND – Sonova Holding AG, a leading provider of hearing solutions, has announced a voluntary field corrective action by its US subsidiary, Advanced Bionics LLC (AB). AB has notified relevant regulatory bodies that it will retrieve un-implanted devices of the initial version of HiRes Ultra and Ultra 3D cochlear implant devices, which are currently…

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AuDStandard Acquires Paradigm Growth 360 and Forms New Entity: HearWorks

PEARLAND, TEXAS — AuDStandard, an unbundled hearing aid buying group, has acquired Paradigm Growth 360, a hearing healthcare marketing and automation company. This acquisition will allow AuDStandard to provide “the industry’s most innovative and effective marketing services to current and future clients”. The new entity is called HearWorks to reflect the many “works” that it…

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Oticon Introduces New Branding for a “New Age of Hearing Health Care”

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY – Oticon today unveiled a new Oticon brand identity that “builds on the heritage and purpose of People First and reinforces the power of technology to improve not only the quality of hearing, but the overall quality of life”.  According to the announcement, “Life-Changing Technology” communicates the company’s determination to pioneer new…

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Starkey Appoints Dr. Archelle Georgiou as the Industry’s First and Only Chief Health Officer

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – As part of its growing commitment to improving overall health and wellness through better hearing and expanding the company’s global footprint, Starkey has created two new strategic leadership roles. Effective today, Dr. Archelle Georgiou has been appointed as the company’s new Chief Health Officer. Starting February 10, industry veteran Heinz Ruch will take…

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Startup Seeks to Cut Down Costs for Hearing Care Practices

DENVER, COLORADO — A pair of audiologists have launched a new venture aimed at driving down the cost of doing business for audiology, ENT and hearing aid practices.  The new business venture, Audiology Exclusive, LLC is modeled along the lines of popular discount sites like Groupon®, and others. “Everyone is looking for new and creative…

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Oticon, Inc. Names Leanne Blair as Vice President of Marketing

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY – Oticon, Inc. has announced the appointment of Leanne Blair as Vice President of Marketing. In her new role, Blair will be responsible for Oticon’s overall marketing strategy, overseeing product management, campaign development, advertising and public relations initiatives.  Blair joins the Oticon leadership team with more than 20 years of marketing and…

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