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Sonova to Acquire Sennheiser Consumer Division

Sonova Holding AG announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Consumer Division from Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co KG (Sennheiser). The Sennheiser Consumer Division, which concentrates on the business of headphones and hearables for private customers, is said to be “an excellent fit with Sonova’s strategy to lead innovation in hearing experience and to engage consumers early on their hearing journey.”

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Widex Publishes Survey on Sound Quality in Hearing Devices

Widex Inc announced that it has published a survey that highlights the importance of sound quality in hearing devices and validates the company’s philosophy that “natural sound is the most important feature because it supports social participation in everyday life.”

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HIA Releases Results of Hearing Loss Survey

New research announced by the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) reveals that 4 out of 5 Americans consider hearing loss serious, but ignoring the problem is more common than you may think. Fewer than 16% of adults ages 20-69 who need a hearing aid use one. That number almost doubles to 30% for adults over age 70 who need a hearing aid but don’t use one, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

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Tinnitus App Diapason Offers 200 Free Subscriptions

While tinnitus has no known cure, one science-based app, Diapason, can help offer relief to some of the 50 million people suffering in the US. Beginning on World Hearing Day, March 3, Diapason announced that it will offer $25,000 worth of free subscriptions during March.

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Rexton Launches M-Core Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Hearing aid manufacturer Rexton announced an all-new line-up of rechargeable M-Core behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids. The new M-Core devices help “improve hearing in any situation, and include the M-Core B-Li P, the M-Core B-Li M, and the M-Core B-Li HP – the company’s first high-power rechargeable BTE hearing aid that delivers up to 61 hours of battery life on a single charge.”

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Hearing Loss Linked to Worse Cognitive Function

Hearing loss is associated with worse scores on learning and memory tests, according to a recent study conducted in Hispanic/Latino Americans between the ages of 45 and 74. The study also detected a link between poor learning and memory performance and high levels of sugar in the blood, which is a sign of diabetes and a risk factor for heart disease.