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IntriCon Reports Sales Increase of 28.5% in 2018

IntriCon, a major value-based hearing device and PSAP developer and manufacturer, announced revenues of $116.5 million in 2018, up 28.5% from $90.6 million in 2017. The company sees continued growth ahead, as its President and CEO Mark Gorder predicts FDA guidance on over-the-counter hearing devices by the end of this year, with final OTC regulations by the first half of 2020.

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Study Shows Hair Cell Regrowth with New Drug

A new approach, published in “Cell Reports,” to regenerate inner ear sensory hair cells is said to lay the groundwork for treating chronic noise-induced hearing loss by the company, Frequency Therapeutics, and its co-founders who are drawing on research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School, Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, and MIT. The program is expected to progress to into human clinical trials within the next 18 months.

Data Mining in the Era of Disruptive Technology

In this new era of disruptive technology, hearing care practices need valuable information to help increase the knowledge of decision makers. Primus Business Analytics is designed to help owners and managers effectively identify growth and development opportunities, understand best-practice protocols, the duration and scope of testing, and assist in fine-tuning in ways that would otherwise be virtually impossible.

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IntriCon Adds Power-Efficient Wireless Audio Streaming to Its Hearing Devices

IntriCon has taken another major step forward in its hearing aid and hearables offerings—this time adding audio streaming functionality. IntriCon’s and NXP’s R&D teams merged hearing aid engineering and wireless audio streaming semiconductor technology to deliver hearing aid devices that can stream wireless audio from IntriCon’s wireless accessories. It intends to launch this technology—coupled with a remote microphone—into its Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) and Direct-to-Insurance (DTI) channels in the first half of 2018.

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IntriCon Announces Sales Gains of 29.9% for 2017

IntriCon Corporation, the Minneapolis-based manufacturer of branded hearing aids and hearables including hi HealthInnovations and EarVenture and the new owner of Hearing Help Express, recorded sales of $88.3 million, up 29.9% from $68.0 million in 2016. The company is expanding its manufacturing footprint and is looking ahead to the emerging OTC hearing aid market.

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Phonak Communications Launches New Features for Roger Earpiece

Phonak Communications, Murten, Switzerland—a telecommunications equipment supplier—has increased the functionality and flexibility of the successful Roger Earpiece launched in 2016 with an unlimited range extension facility, the company announced. From July 2017, it will be possible to have full coverage wherever you are, including across multiple rooms, such as from green room to main stage.

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Sensaphonics Announces ‘New Product Release’ on April 1

Sensaphonics announced on April 1 the Perceptuator IEM plug-in accessory, the latest advancement in safe sound for musicians. Designed to make 65 dB sound like 100 dB, Sensaphonics says the Perceptuator plugs directly into your brain, and uses your own powerful sense memories to make you feel like you’re rocking your brains out while delivering studio reference sound quality at safe levels.

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Sensaphonics Announces 'New Product Release' on April 1

Sensaphonics announced on April 1 the Perceptuator IEM plug-in accessory, the latest advancement in safe sound for musicians. Designed to make 65 dB sound like 100 dB, Sensaphonics says the Perceptuator plugs directly into your brain, and uses your own powerful sense memories to make you feel like you’re rocking your brains out while delivering studio reference sound quality at safe levels.

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