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Sivantos Group Hosts Annual Erlangen Colloquium

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45th annual colloquium of hearing healthcare-focused scientists and developers 

Invited speakers presented research from all over Europe to 150 participants

Erlangen, Germany [3/22/18] — The more different disciplines cooperate, the more innovative solutions become. This is the reason why Sivantos Group, the manufacturer of Signia hearing aids, is dedicated to organizing and hosting the 45th annual Erlangen Colloquium in February, a meeting of hearing healthcare-focused scientists and developers.

Over the course of two days, invited speakers presented research results from London, Aachen, Oldenburg, Erlangen, Lübeck, Vienna, and Frankfurt. Topics included modern methods for evaluating hearing aids in real-life settings, binaural speech understanding, the natural perception of one's own voice, and new approaches to tinnitus management.

With 150 participants, the Erlangen Colloquium is intimate enough to facilitate numerous discussions, yet big enough to attract the hearing industry's luminaries. Again, this year, the conference offered inspiring information for each guest's own area of interest, as well as a look at the big picture in the field of hearing sciences.

About the Sivantos Group

The business operations of the former Siemens AG hearing aid division have been combined into the Sivantos Group since early 2015. Sivantos can look back on almost 140 years of German engineering and countless global innovations. Today Sivantos is one of the leading hearing aid manufacturers worldwide. With its around 6,000 employees, the group recorded revenues of 967 million euros in the fiscal year 2016/2017 and an operating profit (Adj. EBITDA) of 238 million euros. Sivantos' international sales organization supplies hearing care specialists and sales partners in more than 120 countries. Particularly high value is placed on product development.  Sivantos aims to become the market leader in the coming years with its brands Signia, Siemens, Audio Service, Rexton, A&M, HearUSA and audibene. The owners of Sivantos are the anchor investors EQT along with the Strüngmann family as a co-investor.

Sivantos GmbH is a brand license holder of Siemens AG. More information can be found at www.sivantos.com

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