Press Contact

For political and general inquiries:
Dr. Stefan Zimmer
Secretary General
European Hearing Instrument Manufactures Association
Herriotstrasse 1, 60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 664 26 34 10


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EHIMA President, Søren Nielsen


Chairman of Technical Committee, Finn Møhring

Chairman of Market Development Committee, Ole Asboe


Secretary Technical Committee, Dr. Rob Drullman

Secretary General, Dr. Stefan Zimmer



More information:

July 1, 2020:
Long term growing demand for professional hearing care impacted in 2020 by Coronavirus pandemic

May 4, 2020:
2nd EHIMA statement on pandemic

March 24, 2020:
Impact of the corona-pandemic: Message by EHIMA President Søren Nielsen to users of hearing instruments and hearing care professionals

January 7, 2020:
Hearing Instrument Manufacturers: “Bluetooth LE Audio is a major step ahead for hearing aid users”

November 29, 2019:
Amplifon joins the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA)

July 15, 2019:
EHIMA supports Hear-it to inform about hearing implants

May 31, 2019:
As we enter the final year of the Medical Device Regulation’s transition period, seven European Associations call on the European Commission and Member States to accelerate the implementation of the regulatory system to prevent a “cliff-edge” scenario for patients, healthcare professionals, and healthcare systems in Europe. The joint statement, signed by AESGP, EUROM VI, EUROMCONTACT, FIDE, GIRP, MedTech Europe and EHIMA is available here.

April 11, 2019:
Hearing aid adoption increases

March 18, 2019:
Untreated hearing loss in the EU costs more than the annual EU budget

January 21, 2019:

MED-EL becomes member of EHIMA

May 2, 2018:
Hearing aid sales are steadily growing

March 2, 2018
How to prevent hearing loss and how to reduce its impact

February 28, 2018
Press Release: Hearing care and hearing aids keep you independent!

November, 2017:
Press Release - Hearing Loss & Disability Manifesto

August 2017:
Danish-German handover of the EHIMA Secretariat: Søren Hougaard retires after eight years as Secretary General

March 2017
On 1 March, MEPs Helga Stevens and Roberta Metsola hosted a lunch debate in the European Parliament titled, “Action for hearing loss: Make a sound investment”. Watch the video.

Press Release, February 22, 2017
Make a sound investment - prevent and treat hearing loss

Open letter from hear-it AISBL, November 2016:
52 million EU citizens at risk of poor quality of life

Press Release September 2016:

Adult Hearing Loss: Europe's growing challenge

Press Release, February 2016

Teeth checked! Eyes Checked. What about your hearing? Get a free hearing test on March 3.

Press Release, February 2016

40 million Europeans can become healthier and smarter. Lunch Seminar EU Parliament 1rd of March 2016

Press Release, February 26, 2015:

Get your hearing checked on WHO International Ear Care Day March 3

Press Release, September 17, 2014:

Wireless connectivity turns hearing aids into multipurpose devices

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