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Sonova Partners with Semtech to Create New Hearing Aid Solutions for Improved IoT Connectivity

CAMARILLO, CALIFORNIA — Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, and Swiss hearing aid maker, Sonova, announced a jointly developed advanced radio system. This ultra-small integrated circuit (IC) is a main component for a new generation of hearing aids, enabling support for multiple radio protocols in…

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Top Stories of 2018 and a Salute to Dickens’ Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits with him, Mr. Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. The ghosts in Dickens’ classic…

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GN Hearing Appoints Jakob Gudbrand as New CEO

BALLERUP, DENMARK — The GN Group announced today the appointment of Jakob Gudbrand as CEO of GN Hearing and member of GN Store Nord’s Executive Management, effective as of February 18, 2019. The announcement comes following the resignation of Anders Hedegaard as CEO of GN Hearing in October of this year. Gudbrand comes to GN from a position…

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Cochlear and GN Hearing Announce New, Expanded Partnership

SYDNEY AUSTRALIA & COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — Hearing implant maker, Cochlear, and GN announced today that the two companies have signed an agreement to significantly expand their Smart Hearing Alliance collaboration. The Smart Hearing Alliance was established in 2015 to develop integrated hearing solutions – giving hearing aid and cochlear implant recipients access to the latest…

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Oticon Wins permanent Injunction Against Online Hearing Aid Retailer

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — In an announcement to its customers yesterday, Oticon Inc. announced that it has won a lawsuit that the company had brought against the online hearing aid retailer BuyHear.com. According to the message obtained by Hearing News Watch, Hearsite (the owner and operator of BuyHear) has agreed to a Consent Judgement and…

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Giant Retailers are Teaming Up to Change Medical Care, Will Hearing Healthcare Have a Similar Fate?

As Costco continues to gain market share in the hearing aid private market, CVS Health and Lucid Hearing are expanding their presence by opening more retail locations. In addition to this nationwide growth of corporate retail hearing aid centers, Walgreens is testing the waters with a Starkey partnership, and Sivantos announced last week the acquisition…

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Eargo Hearing Aid Secures $45 Million Investment for Product Innovation and Expansion

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — Silicon Valley-based hearing aid maker, Eargo, announced the closing of a $45 million Series C investment round last week. The company, which has been manufacturing and selling rechargeable, direct-to-consumer hearing devices since 2015, will use the investment for “product innovation, market expansion and branding” According to the announcement, the new investment…

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Another Prominent US Senator Co-Sponsors OTC Hearing Aid Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Another prominent lawmaker has joined the ranks of bipartisan co-sponsors for the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, announced her support of the bill originally introduced by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in a press release this week. The…

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UPDATE: OTC Hearing Aid Legislation Merged with FDA Bill, Now “Much More Likely” to Pass

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and International Hearing Society (IHS) learned yesterday afternoon that the Over-The-Counter Hearing Aid Act legislation has now been attached to the Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act (MDUFA). According to AAA President Ian Windmill, the MDUFA bill is considered “must-pass” and is scheduled to…

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