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Delayed GN Hearing device sent for FDA evaluation

Hearing device Jabra Enhance Plus, which GN Hearing is hoping will open up a new market, has been submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration for assessment. Earlier this month, product launch delays led to the head of reasearch and development being let go.

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The launch of the new hearing device Jabra Enhance Plus, which is developed by GN Hearing, now depends on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as the company has sent the product off for evaluation, CEO Gitte Aabo tells MedWatch in an interview.

Earlier this month, GN had to acknowledge that certain product milestones hadn't been reached, and thus a 2021 launch was no longer on the table. Consequently, the hearing aid manufacturer downgraded its financial guidance for the year, and let its former Head of Research and Development Pär Thureson go.

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