Global Audiological Devices Industry
5. DISTRIBUTION MARKET DYNAMICS II-34
Major Distribution Channels for Hearing Aid Manufacturers II-34
Amplifon Dominates the Hearing Aid Retail Market II-34
Table 16: Leading Suppliers of Hearing Aids to Amplifon(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Shipments for Siemens, GN ReSound and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35 Table 17: Amplifon's Share in Manufacturer Shipments inPercentage: 2011 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35Key Public Distribution Contracts for Hearing Devices Worldwide II-35Still Room for Further Consolidation II-35Table 18: Leading Retailers of Hearing Aids Worldwide (2011):Percentage breakdown of Sales for Independent Retail Stores,Public Health Schemes, Manufacturers' Retail Stores, andRetail Chains (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36 6. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-37 Audiology: A Prologue II-37 Human and Technical Aids II-37 Audiological Devices II-37 Classification of Audiological Devices II-37 Hearing Aids II-38 History of Hearing Aids II-38 Types of Hearing Aids II-39 Behind-The-Ear (BTE) II-39 Advantages II-39 Disadvantages II-39 Open-Fit Mini Behind-The-Ear II-39 In-the-Ear (ITE) II-39 Advantages II-40 Disadvantages II-40 In-the-Canal (ITC) II-40 Advantages II-40 Disadvantages II-40 Completely-in-the Canal (CIC) II-40 Advantages II-41 Disadvantages II-41 Broader Classification of Hearing Aids II-41 Conventional Hearing Aids II-41 Programmable Hearing Aids II-41 Digital Hearing Aids II-42 Technology - Analog Vs. Digital II-42 Disposable Hearing Aids II-42 Hearing Aids Batteries II-42 Common Problems Associated with Use of Hearing Aids II-43 Common Cold Affects Functioning of Hearing Aids II-43 Hygiene Problems Associated with Hearing Aids II-43 Prevention of Transmission II-43 Trends in Hearing Aids and Hearing Aids Batteries Market II-43 Measurement/Testing Devices II-44 Otoscopes II-44 Video Otoscopes II-44 Audiometers II-44 Audiogram II-45 Working of an Audiogram II-45 Audiogram Interpretation II-45 Audiometric Tests II-46 Impedance Analyzers II-46 Hearing Aid Analyzers II-46 Other Measurement/Testing Devices II-46 Cochlear Implants II-46 Cochlear Implant Technology II-46 Beneficiaries of Cochlear Implant II-47 Cochlear Implants Found Effective in Children II-47 7. AN INSIGHT INTO THE HUMAN AUDITORY SYSTEM II-48The Hearing Process II-48Nature And Types Of Hearing Loss II-48Determining the Level of Hearing Impairment II-49Hearing Impairments II-49Conductive Hearing Loss II-49Sensor Neural Hearing Loss (SNHL) II-49Noise Induced Hearing Loss II-50Congenital Hearing Loss II-50Common Causes of Hearing Loss II-50Presbycusis II-50Diseases II-51Otitis Media II-51Autoimmune Disease II-51Otosclerosis II-51Meniere's Disease II-51Tinnitus II-51Subjective Tinnitus II-51Objective Tinnitus II-51Treatment II-52Treatment for SNHL II-52Sound Amplification Through Hearing Aids II-52Ear Surgery II-52Stapedectomy II-53Tympanoplasty II-53Ear Tube Surgery and Myringotomy II-53Ear Surgery for Perforated Eardrum II-53Ear Surgery for Tumors II-54Ear surgery for Congenital Ear Defects II-54Other Ear Surgeries II-54Cochlear Implants II-54Tinnitus II-54Hearing Conservation Programs II-55Strategies to Control Noise - Administrative and EngineeringControls II-55Regulatory Steps Initiated in Europe II-55Effective Hearing Conservation Program - Characteristics II-55
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