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EPIC Earns URAC Health Network Accreditation

EPIC Hearing Healthcare announced that its hearing health plan has been awarded the Health Network Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry.

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ZPower Names Sara Sable-Antry as Vice President of Sales

ZPower announced Sara Sable-Antry as its vice president of sales. Before joining the company, Sable-Antry worked in hearing care for 16 years in multiple roles, including licensed hearing care provider, manufacturer sales representative, and business consultant.

Figure 2. Same HIA net unit hearing aid statistics with an estimate of Costco unit volume and resulting sales for US private sector.

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Hearing Aid Sales Increase by 4.8% in 2014; RICs Continue Market Domination

According to statistics generated by the Hearing Industries Association (HIA), hearing aid unit sales in the United States grew by 4.76% in 2014—topping 3 million units for the first time in industry history. Hearing aid sales in the private sector increased by 3.4%, while the VA (which accounted for 21.6% of the US market) increased its units dispensed by 9.8%.