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Signia Insio Now Available to VA, DOD, IHS

Signia announced its Insio Charge&Go AX and Pure Charge&Go T AX, are now available to US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) audiologists treating military veterans, as well as audiologists within the US Department of Defense (DoD), for active military, and Indian Health Service (IHS).

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A Brief History of Hearing Aid Technology Types, 1979-2020

The technology and styles of hearing aids continue to evolve with new circuit and power capabilities, auditory research, and consumer preferences. With this evolution, consumers now have a wide range of choice in hearing aid form factors, as well as wireless and connectivity options. This article provides a brief survey of hearing aid technologies from 1979-2020.

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Signia Launches Pure Charge&Go X Hearing Aid

Pure Charge&Go X is a receiver-in-canal (RIC) device that includes “the world’s first acoustic-motion sensors,” according to the company's announcement. Since a hearing aid wearer’s sound environment can change suddenly, this technology can reportedly adapt to changes in their soundscape and detect when the wearer is in motion, responding automatically to “deliver natural and personalized sound from any direction, in any situation—even when moving.”

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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Sonion and Valencell Demo RIC Hearing Aid with Embedded Biometric Sensor at CES 2019

The BiometRIC measures key vital signs and activity levels and will help address the documented comorbidities associated with hearing loss, including cognitive impairment, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, arthritis, and cancer. In addition, BiometRIC will provide a platform for Valencell and Sonion to deliver future innovations in hearing aids, such as measuring blood pressure and blood oxygenation.

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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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Own Voice Processing Has People Talking More

When new users were fitted with Own Voice Processing (OVP), increased communication was self-reported in 75 of the 96 communication settings (78%) they nominated (via COSI). Only 4 of the 32 participants did not report increased communication in at least 1 of the 3 situations selected.

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