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Oticon Releases Survey Highlighting Tinnitus Prevalence in the UK

An alarming 21% of respondents experience tinnitus symptoms such as ringing, buzzing, or persistent noise in the ears. Among these respondents, less than half have seen a doctor or hearing care professional about their symptoms, 25% do not think that they need to, and worryingly, almost 40% are not concerned about their overall hearing health, despite nearly half reporting that they do not have good hearing.

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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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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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SPECIAL REPORT: Hearing Care and “Value-based Reimbursement” in Medicine

It’s hard to follow doctors’ orders when you cannot hear them! A quiet revolution is taking place in medicine; doctors are increasingly being reimbursed for their services based on patient outcomes, and not the standard fee-for-service model that focuses on quantity and/or complexity of care. As medical facilities seek methods for greater patient engagement and satisfaction, as well as more effective treatments for chronic conditions, hearing healthcare finds itself an integral part of value-based healthcare.

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