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GN Hearing North America President Kim Lody Named 2018 Women in Business Honoree


By Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Bloomington, Minn. May 9,2018 - GN Hearing, a global leader in Smart Hearing aid technology, announced today that Kim Lody, president of GN Hearing North America, was named a 2018 Women in Business Honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

The annual recognition program honored 47 women in 2018 for their professional achievements, leadership and contributions to the broader Twin Cities community. The honorees will be featured in the May 18, 2018 edition of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

Lody joined GN Hearing in 2011 as president of the company's ReSound hearing aid business in North America, assembling and leading a team that doubled ReSound sales in the U.S. in five years. In 2016, Lody was named to her current role, overseeing all GN Hearing North America business with a goal to become the leading hearing aid provider in the country.

“I am truly honored to share this recognition with other women making a difference within Minnesota’s business landscape,” Lody said. “It’s personally gratifying to work with people and for a company dedicated to continually improving the ways we address hearing loss, which is a major health issue throughout the world. We are unrelenting in our commitment to working with hearing care professionals to advance technology and services that will improve people’s lives.” 

In addition to continued growth within the ReSound business, her teams boosted Beltone hearing aid sales, acquired the practice management company Audigy, and most recently announced the creation of Advanced Hearing Protection, which will serve defense and security forces. GN Hearing now ranks No. 3 in U.S. hearing aid sales, up from No. 6 in 2011, making it the leading hearing aid company, by market share, with a presence in Minnesota.

An awards luncheon and expo recognizing the honorees will be held on May 19, 2018 at The Armory in Minneapolis.

About GN Hearing, ReSound, Beltone and Audigy

GN Hearing A/S is the medical device division of the GN Group, a global leader in intelligent audio solutions. The company leads the industry in superior sound quality and connectivity. Founded in 1869, the GN Group employs more than 5,500 people worldwide, and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (GN.CO). GN Hearing is dedicated to making life sound better and developing meaningful solutions that transform lives through the power of sound. GN Hearing’s North American headquarters are based in Bloomington, Minn.

ReSound hearing aids, available from leading hearing care professionals, set worldwide standards for quality and intuitive technology. For more information please visit or the ReSound Partner Page on AudiologyOnline.

Beltone provides industry-leading products, services and support for its U.S. and Canadian hearing care network operating in more than 1,500 offices in North America. For more information please visit or the Beltone Partner Page on AudiologyOnline. 

Audigy Medical is the industry’s preeminent, data-driven otolaryngology and neurotology practice management consulting company. For more information please visit or the Audigy Partner Page on AudiologyOnline.

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