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WS Audiology is the no. 1 applicant for patents within hearing aid industry

Hearing aid company WS Audiology takes first place in the top 30 of patent applicants in conventional hearing aid technology, according to new report. The company credits its concentrated patent strategy, and now, it will also increase its patent efforts in Asian markets.

WS Audiology Chief R& D Stefan Menzl | Photo: WS Audiology / PR

Danish hearing aid companies are world-leading in the global market for hearing devices, taking up a share of more than 60 percent in the global market, and WS Audiology, especially, contributes to Denmark's position in the global vanguard when it comes to the development of new hearing aid solutions, according to a recent 2021 report from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) which uses patent and other data from 1998 to 2019 to provide factual information on global innovation in assistive technologies.

In the 30 most active patent applications, Danish-domiciled WSA takes first place by far, measured by number of patent families within the category 'conventional hearing aid technology' in the last 21 years.

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