Hearing Industry Financial Reports Offer Glimpse of Coronavirus Impact

The hearing industry received further evidence this week that the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been unprecedented. Recent publication of the first quarter (Q1) financial reports from Amplifon and GN Store Nord offer a glimpse of how much impact the pandemic has had on the industry.  Additionally, the Interim Management Statement issued by…

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Hearing Health & Technology Matters Turns 9; Announces New Company CMO

Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM), an online resource for hearing professionals and consumers with hearing loss, marks its 9th anniversary this week. Originally founded in 2011 by a group of internationally-recognized audiologists and hearing industry professionals, HHTM has steadily grown to become a leading source of news and commentary about topics related to hearing…

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Starkey President Joins Medical Alley Board of Directors

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey and Medical Alley have announced that, following a unanimous vote by the Medical Alley Association Board of Directors, Starkey President Brandon Sawalich has been elected to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors. In this role, Sawalich will identify new opportunities for organizational growth and collaboration to further the organization’s goals and…

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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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