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Exclusive ‘Insider’ Interview with the President of HearUSA, James Gilchrist

James Gilchrist joined WS Audiology in May 2021 serving as the first Chief Transformation Officer for the US market with oversight of WS Audiology’s US Strategy & Corporate Development functions, Program Management Office, Wholesale Information Technology team, and Government Services division. He became President of HearUSA in January 2022. 

Sony and WSA Partner on OTC Hearing Aids

Sony Corporation (“Sony”) and WS Audiology Denmark A/S (“WSA”) announced that they have entered into a partnership agreement and various ancillary agreements with the aim of jointly developing and supplying new products and services in the over-the-counter (“OTC”) self-fitting hearing aid market, beginning with the United States.

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WS Audiology Opens Distribution Center in Mexico

Hearing aid solutions provider WS Audiology announced the opening of a new 94,000 square foot Americas Manufacturing and Distribution Center in Mexico to serve Signia customers throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin America. As part of this realignment, the company is phasing out all China-based Signia custom device production for the Americas. 

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Audigy Partners with Dr Cliff Olson, AuD

The partnership, announced this week in Nashville during Audigy’s flagship event, Summit 2022: Elevate, represents “the next level of innovation to support, sustain, and improve the patient journey by delivering both an empowering consumer-focused educational platform and a trailblazing certification program for hearing health care professionals.”

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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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