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Hearing Aid Market Roars Back in First Half 2021

The latest statistics from the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) indicate a big comeback in 2021 for US hearing aid dispensing. For the first half of 2021, net unit sales rose by 61.6% when compared to H1 2020, and by 13.5% when compared to the pre-pandemic period of H1 2019.

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New EuroTrak Study Compiles Data From Spain

Fifty-two percent of Spanish people with hearing loss do not use hearing aids for fear of social rejection. The fact is that the stigma around using hearing aids continues to be the main barrier in Spain today to people with hearing loss not wanting to adapt.

The Impact of Unilateral Hearing Loss on Adult Life

There is a need to improve awareness and to better understand the impact and struggles of people who have unilateral hearing loss (UHL), the professionals who treat them, and those who work, live, and socialize with them. With better awareness comes better understanding, so health professionals can refer them rather than dismiss them. Moreover, better understanding can fuel motivation and allow the person with UHL to be more proactive about managing the condition while reducing anxiety.

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Untreated Disabling Hearing Loss Costs Billions – in the US and the Rest of the World

A new study compiled for Hear-It estimates that disabling hearing loss (≥35 dB HL) costs €216 billion per year in Europe. Applying the report’s same methodology to the United States, 14.6 million people in the USA live with an untreated, disabling hearing loss, with a cost of $133 billion each year. This amounts to $9,100 per person with an untreated disabling hearing loss.

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US Hearing Aid Sales Increase by 5.3% in 2018; Approach 4-Million Unit Mark

US hearing aid unit sales increased by 5.3% in 2018, falling just 30,000 units short of the 4 million mark, according to HIA fourth quarter statistics. For the year, the commercial sector experienced unit sales gains of 5.95%, while the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) dispensing activity increased by 2.4%.

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BIHIMA Releases Q3 Results on UK Hearing Aid Sales

According to BIHIMA’s announcement, the “most significant” development is the continued growth in the number of units distributed through the private market in the UK: the number of unit sales increased by 2,756 units (3.5%) from the previous year and by 2,638 (3.3%) from Q2 2018. YTD (year-to-date) unit sales were also up 3.8% from 2017.

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Will Hearing Aid Sales Top 4 Million Units in 2018?

According to HIA statistics, the US hearing aid market has experienced sales gains of 5.9% and may exceed 4 million hearing aid units dispensed by the end of 2018. Here’s a summary of the US hearing industry statistics through the third quarter of this year, including a look at the most-common styles of hearing aids sold.

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US Hearing Aid Sales Up by 5.7% in First Half of 2018

In the second quarter of 2018, US quarterly sales of hearing aids exceeded 1 million net units for the first time in the industry’s history, according to statistics generated by the Hearing Industries Association (HIA). In Q2 2018, unit sales increased by 5.73% compared to the same period last year—the exact same percentage growth as the first quarter’s sales’ growth rate.

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