Hearing aid users report great benefits, according to Phonak-commissioned survey

STÄFA, SWITZERLAND—More than four out of five hearing aid wearers in the U.S. said they enjoyed an increased quality of life because of their devices, according to “Hearing Is Living,” an international study commissioned by Hear the World. The findings, said a December 7 statement accompanying the release of the initial data, “debunk common myth around…

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Oticon Medical device honored for design

HANNOVER, GERMANY–An international panel of judges has selected Oticon Medical’s Ponto Pro Power to receive a 2012 iF Product Design Award. Founded in 1953, the iF International Forum Design Awards program recognizes innovative product design. A jury of designers and entrepreneurs selected the 2012 recipients from among entries originating from more than 48 countries. The…

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Growth and change predicted for hearing aid market

CHAMBERSBURG, PA–Global DataConsultants (www.globaldataconsultants.com) predicts that the global market for hearing aids will reach $10 billion by 2017. That represents a 50% increase from its $6.6 billion estimate of the 2010 market. The company, whose complete report, Hearing Aid Devices: Global Pipeline Analysis, Opportunity Assessment and Market Forecasts to 2017, is available for purchase, expects…

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