GN Hearing kicks off trial with self-fitting hearing aid

Hearing company GN Hearing launches a clinical trial to test a "self-fitting hearing aid" to compete with low-cost manufacturers within the industry. Analysts deem that this product targets the upcoming US sales channel for cheap hearing devices.

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For some years, hearing aid manufacturers of all sizes have been anticipating the upcoming US sales channel, which will allow for cheaper, less advanced hearing aids to be sold over the counter (OTC).

Industry people are asking themselves: Will this lead to lower average sales prices and competition from new players, for example from low-cost manufacturers and electronics firms eyeing an opportunity to enter a market that has seemed impenetrable up until now? Or will it simply expand the market?

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