New York — has released "US Market for Hearing Aids and Audiology Devices & Audiologist Survey 2012," a new investment and market research report for the hearing health care industry.

The United States market for hearing aids and audiology devices was valued at over $5.7 billion in 2011, according to the report summary, which also states that the market is expected to reach almost $8 billion by 2018. The growth is expected to be driven by technological advancements in cochlear implants, bone-anchored hearing-aids, and the increasing availability of wireless Bluetooth® capability.

The market segments covered in detail in this report include:

  • Hearing aids
  • Bone-anchored hearing aids
  • Cochlear implants
  • Direct drive implants
  • Otoacoustic emission analyzers
  • Auditory brainstem response analyzers
  • Audiometers
  • Tympanometers
  • Real ear analyzers
  • Otoscopes
  • Video otoscopes
  • Hearing aid batteries

The report is designed to provide a comprehensive and detailed analysis of market revenues by device type, market forecasts through 2018, unit sales, average selling prices, market drivers and limiters, and a detailed competitive analysis, including manufacturer market shares and product portfolios.

More information and a table of contents are available on