European Hearing Aid and Cochlear Implant Market
Phonak, Oticon, Siemens, GN ReSound and Widex lead the European wholesale
market in hearing aids and audiology devices.
Cochlear and MED-EL lead the European cochlear implant market.
The retail European hearing aid and audiology device market was valued at
over EUR 3.8 billion in 2010, while the wholesale market was valued at
almost EUR 1.3 billion, according to a report from companiesandmarkets.com.
The retail market is expected to grow rapidly by 2017 due to aggressive
growth strategies among local and international retail chains and the
adoption of new technologies such as wireless Bluetooth(R) hearing aids and
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The European market for hearing devices exhibits high market potential,
as the penetration of hearing aid users in Europe is only 18.5%. The growth
of the hearing device market is largely dependent on a number of factors,
including the reimbursement policies of each country, the technological
innovations that are offered by the manufacturers, and the distribution of
hearing aids by the retailers to the end users.
Retail hearing aid markets are highly fragmented across Europe as they
comprise a mixture of private retail chains and public healthcare
institutions that dispense hearing aids. One of the main drivers of the
adoption are private retail chains that promote their uses and benefits to
consumers. Moreover, Denmark, U.K, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands, had
the highest penetration rates due to favorable reimbursement in these
Phonak, Oticon, Siemens, GN ReSound and Widex lead the almost EUR 1.3
billion European wholesale market in hearing aids and audiology devices,
while Cochlear and MED-EL lead the cochlear implant market. Retail giants
Amplifon and AudioNova lead the European market for retail hearing aid and
audiology device, with the majority of their revenues generated in Italy,
Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands where hearing aids are primarily
distributed through private stores. However, local retailers such as KIND
Horgerate of Germany, Audika of France and GAES of Spain are also gaining
market share as they expand beyond their borders.
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SOURCE: Companies and Markets