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EHIMA Shows Increase in Global Hearing Aid Sales

After a noticeable drop of hearing aid sales in the year 2020, global annual sales rebounded, in 2021, according to an announcement from the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA). In the last year, the members of EHIMA sold 18.79 million hearing aids in total. Compared to the previous year, sales figures increased by a full 33%, according to EHIMA. This marks a return to the growth path seen before 2020.

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EUHA 66th Annual International Congress to Be Held Oct. 12-14

The European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) announced that preparations for the 66th Annual International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians and the accompanying International Industry Exhibition scheduled to be held in Hanover, Germany, from October 12-14, are in full swing.

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Wirecutter Tests Headphones Used in Schools for Noise Levels

The authors conclude that given the nature of educational programming, which is mainly speech at normal volumes, and the fact that children are not allowed to bring the headphones home, probably pose little risk for “most students with healthy ears.”

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Device Allows Deaf Cyclists to “Feel” Traffic

A new device that helps deaf cyclists pinpoint the location of undetected passing traffic has been unveiled by a student from Brunel Design School. Industrial designer Divine Okoroji, who was born deaf in one ear, said he hopes the device will give the hard of hearing more confidence on their bike.