CEO of GN Hearing: R&D is back under control after restructuring

In 2021, hearing aid manufacturer GN Hearing’s R&D team missed a number of crucial deadlines. Since then, R&D has been restructured, which included letting the former head of the division go in October last year.

Gitte Aabo, CEO of GN Hearing | Photo: BUNDGAARD CARSTEN/ERH

When GN Hearing’s research and development unit missed several important deadlines last year, there were consequences.

Two launches had to be delayed, a guidance downgrade proved necessary, and the company parted ways with former head of R&D Pär Thuresson due to ”restructuring” of the team.

R&D was to be ”transformed” to increase predictability, and a focus on quality and efficiency became the new reality.

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