The Global audiology devices market is expected to reach USD 9,542.3 million by 2020, growing at an estimated CAGR of 5.0% from 2014 to 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Introduction of technological advancements such as wireless devices, acceptance of these devices by the geriatric population along with increase in demand of cost-effective and efficient devices are some of the major drivers of this market. In addition, presence of untapped growth opportunities in emerging countries such as India, Brazil and China and the increasing health awareness are expected to serve this market as future growth opportunities.
Hearing aids dominated the overall market in terms of revenue share at 64.1% in 2013. High comfort rendered by these products, enhanced connectivity and enhanced user friendliness are some of the factors attributing to its high usage rates and subsequently large market share.
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Further key findings from the study suggest:
Behind-the-Ear (BTE) aids dominated the hearing aid market by product in terms of share at over 55.5% in 2013 due to its ease of use and connectivity.
Europe was the largest regional market in 2013, accounting for over 40.0% of global revenue due to the increased prevalence of deafness coupled with the presence of high patient disposable incomes and sophisticated healthcare infrastructure.
Asia Pacific audiology devices market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 7.4% from 2014 to 2020. Presence of unmet medical needs coupled with a regularly improving healthcare infrastructure coupled with growing population in emerging markets such as India and China are some of the factors attributing to its lucrative growth.
Cochlear implants are expected witness significant growth over the forecast period, owing to its high effectiveness in terms of sentence understanding. A cochlear implant achieves an average of 80% sentence understanding as compared to hearing aids with 10% sentence understanding.
Key industry participants of this market include William Demant Holdings A/S, GN ReSound Group, Sonova Holdings AG, Starkey Hearing Technologies, Siemens Healthcare and Widex A/S, Phonak, Audioscan, Cochlear Ltd., Interacoustics, ReSound, Rayovac, Advanced Bionics, MED-EL, Natus, Duracell, Grason-Stadler, Sophono, Oticon, MedRx, Power One, Austar Hearing, National Hearing Care, and NHC/Amplifon.
Grand View Research has segmented the audiology devices market on the basis of product, technology and region:
Audiology Devices Product Outlook
Bone anchored hearing aid Open system
Hearing Aids Market by Products
In-the-ear aids (ITE)
Receiver-in-the-ear aids (RITE)
Behind-the-ear aids (BTE)
Canal hearing aids: in-the-canal (ITC), invisible-in-canal (IIC), completely-in-canal (CIC)
Hearing Aids Market by Technology
Digital hearing aids
Analog hearing aids
Audiology Devices Regional Outlook
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