Global Hearing Aids Market, By Technology (Conventional Hearing Aid, Digital Hearing Aid), Product (Behind the Ear Hearing Aids, Receiver in the Ear Hearing Aids, In the Ear Hearing Aids, Completely In the Ear Hearing Aids, In the Canal Hearing Aids), and Geography - Insights, Size, Share, Opportunity Analysis, and Industry Forecast till 2025

Hearing Aids – Technologically Advanced and Customizable Hearing Aids Fuel the Growth of Hearing Aids Market

Hearing aids are sound-amplifying devices that are used to treat hearing impairment. It is an electronic device comprising various components such as microphone, amplifier circuitry, miniature loudspeaker (receiver) and batteries. It captures, amplifies and delivers sound into the ear canal. The hearing loss may result due to many reasons such as due to aging, prolonged exposure to loud noise, trauma or injury to the head, genetic factor and due to the disease such as Meniere’s disease.

As per the stats released by Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID), in 2015, 11 million people suffered from hearing loss in the U.K. and the number is projected grow to 15.6 million by 2035. Furthermore, as per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2014, around 97% infants were screened for hearing loss and in between 2005 to 2014 around 45,000 deaf children were born in the U.S.

According to World Health Organization (WHO) in 2012, around 360 million people were suffering from hearing loss, which included 32 million children. Furthermore, as of 2017, around 1.1 billion people around the globe in the age group of 12-35 years are at the risk of hearing loss due to continuous exposure to noise. Around 60% of childhood hearing loss is preventable by immunizing children against the disease which causes for hearing loss for example meningitis, rubella, and mumps.

There are three major types of hearing loss, namely sensorineural hearing loss, conductive hearing loss, and mixed hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type and is a permanent type of hearing loss caused due to damage to the inner cells or auditory nerve of the ear.

The global hearing aids market was valued at US$ 7584.8 million in 2016 and is expected to witness a robust CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period (2017 – 2025).

Fig. 1: Global Hearing Aids Market, By Region, 2016 (US$ Million)

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SOURCE: COHERENT MARKET INSIGHTS ANALYSIS (2017)

Increase in disease prevalence and advancement in hearing aids technology will support the hearing aids market over the forecast period

North America holds the major market share, followed by Europe in the global hearing aids market. This is mainly due to large geriatric population and high adoption rate of devices in this region. It is expected that the hearing aids market growth rate will increase in Asia Pacific region during forecast period due to the continuous increase in population in the emerging economies such as China and India.

Also, the major companies are focusing on emerging countries to tap the market share and expand customer base as well as to meet the rising demand form this region. As per WHO, in 2012, overall production of hearing aids meet only 10% demand around the globe and only 3% demand in emerging economies.

High cost of devices, poor accessibility of healthcare services, issues related with the devices like battery problem, post purchase service and maintenance problem may limit the growth of hearing aids in emerging countries.

Continuous innovation and product development by manufacturers expected to fuel the growth of hearing aids market

The companies like Sivantos Inc. and William Demant Holding A/S are focusing on product development and innovation, as a part of this Sivantos Inc. has recently launched their new hearing aids brand Signia, which provide advanced hearing solutions, customizable aids and have discreet appearance and wireless connectivity to phone and TV features.

Some major players hold largest market share of hearing aids market are Sonova Holding AG, Sivantos Inc., Cochlear Ltd., SeboTek Hearing Systems, LLC, Oticon A/S, Zounds Hearing Inc, MED-EL, Sonic Innovations Inc., GN Hearing and William Demant Holding A/S.

The companies are also trying to establish control on retail chains to robust their product sale and supply the product directly to end user. In the year 2015 William Demant Holding A/S acquired Audika, which is the largest hearing aid dispensing chain in France.

The hearing aids are used to improve hearing sensitivity and to cover hearing loss problem. There are five major types of hearing aids available in market are behind the ear hearing aids, receiver in the ear hearing aids, in the ear hearing aids, completely in the ear hearing aids and in the canal hearing aids. Among all these, behind the ear hearing aids type is mostly preferred by the deaf people as it sits comfortably behind the ear.

Also the hearing aids differ by technology and are conventional hearing aids and digital hearing aids, among these digital type of hearing holds major market share as this type of hearing aids provide more benefits as compare to conventional hearing aids such as improvement in programmability, greater precision in fitting, management of discomfort related to loudness and noise reduction. The digital hearing aids are associated with high cost than conventional hearing aids although provides better hearing and have longer life span. The user can change the hearing aid setting by pushing a button only but in case of conventional hearing aids it is not possible as this aids are based on particular frequency response of audiogram of the user.

Market Dynamics

Increase in number of deaf people around the globe is fueling growth of hearing aids market, furthermore, rising demand for technologically advance hearing aids due to increased awareness  among deaf people to manage hearing loss will support the growth of hearing aids market in the near future.

The continuous advancement in technology is the other factor supporting to the growth of hearing aids market also the companies has increased focus on emerging countries to expand their customer base as this emerging countries such as China and India holds the largest population globally and also there is rising incidence of hearing loss cases in this region will support the growth of market.

Also the manufacturers are focusing on product development to design the better hearing aid and improve the performance and life of the aid. For example, Sivantos Inc. launched new product brand Signia, which increases battery life and provides additional features such as Bluetooth connectivity to the T.V. and phone.

It is expected that, these technologically advanced devices will help to expand the market in emerging as well as developed countries in the near future.

Market Taxonomy

This report segments the global hearing aids market on the basis of technology, product type, and geography. On the basis of technology, the market is categorized into Conventional and Digital hearing aids. Among these, the digital hearing aids segment dominate the hearing aids market throughout the forecast period. On the basis of product type, the market is divided into behind the ear hearing aids, receiver in the ear hearing aids, in the ear hearing aids completely in the ear hearing aids and in the canal hearing aids. Among type of products, behind the ear hearing aids holds major market share as this type of products preferred more by deaf people due to their comfortability and design as the user can hide the device at the back side of ear.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the hearing aids market and provides market size (US$ Mn) and Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) (%) for the forecast period (2017–2025)
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunity across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market. It provides valuable insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, pipeline products, regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by the leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global hearing aids market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, key developments, and future plans
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions with respect to their future product launch, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global hearing aids market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry, including investors, product developers, distributors, healthcare companies, research institutes, medical device companies, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would greatly benefit in decision making through the various strategy matrices used in analyzing the hearing aids market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Hearing Aids Market, By Technology:
    • Conventional Hearing Aid
    • Digital Hearing Aid
  • Global Hearing Aids Market, By Product:
    • Behind the Ear Hearing Aids
    • Receiver in the Ear Hearing Aids
    • In the Ear Hearing Aids
    • Completely In the Ear Hearing Aids
    • In the Canal Hearing Aids
  • Global Hearing Aids Market, By Geography:
    • North America
      • North America Hearing Aids Market, By Technology:
        • Conventional Hearing Aid
        • Digital Hearing Aid
      • North America Hearing Aids Market, By Product:
        • Behind the Ear Hearing Aids
        • Receiver in the Ear Hearing Aids
        • In the Ear Hearing Aids
        • Completely In the Ear Hearing Aids
        • In the Canal Hearing Aids
      • North America Hearing Aids Market, By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Europe Hearing Aids Market, By Technology:
        • Conventional Hearing Aid
        • Digital Hearing Aid
      • Europe Hearing Aids Market, By Product:
        • Behind the Ear Hearing Aids
        • Receiver in the Ear Hearing Aids
        • In the Ear Hearing Aids
        • Completely In the Ear Hearing Aids
        • In the Canal Hearing Aids
      • Europe Hearing Aids Market, By Country:
        • Germany
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia-Pacific
      • Asia-Pacific Hearing Aids Market, By Technology:
        • Conventional Hearing Aid
        • Digital Hearing Aid
      • Asia-Pacific Hearing Aids Market, By Product:
        • Behind the Ear Hearing Aids
        • Receiver in the Ear Hearing Aids
        • In the Ear Hearing Aids
        • Completely In the Ear Hearing Aids
        • In the Canal Hearing Aids
      • Asia-Pacific Hearing Aids Market, By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia-Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Latin America Hearing Aids Market, By Technology:
        • Conventional Hearing Aid
        • Digital Hearing Aid
      • Latin America Hearing Aids Market, By Product:
        • Behind the Ear Hearing Aids
        • Receiver in the Ear Hearing Aids
        • In the Ear Hearing Aids
        • Completely In the Ear Hearing Aids
        • In the Canal Hearing Aids
      • Latin America Hearing Aids Market, By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East
      • Middle East Hearing Aids Market, By Technology:
        • Conventional Hearing Aid
        • Digital Hearing Aid
      • Middle East Hearing Aids Market, By Product:
        • Behind the Ear Hearing Aids
        • Receiver in the Ear Hearing Aids
        • In the Ear Hearing Aids
        • Completely In the Ear Hearing Aids
        • In the Canal Hearing Aids
      • Middle East Hearing Aids Market, By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle-East
    • Africa
      • Africa Hearing Aids Market, By Technology:
        • Conventional Hearing Aid
        • Digital Hearing Aid
      • Africa Hearing Aids Market, By Product:
        • Behind the Ear Hearing Aids
        • Receiver in the Ear Hearing Aids
        • In the Ear Hearing Aids
        • Completely In the Ear Hearing Aids
        • In the Canal Hearing Aids
      • Africa Hearing Aids Market, By Country:
        • North Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Sivantos Inc. *
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Market Presence
      • Financial Overview
      • Key Developments
      • Strategies
    • Sonova Holding AG
    • Cochlear Ltd
    • SeboTek Hearing Systems, LLC
    • Zounds Hearing Inc.
    • Oticon A/S
    • Sonic Innovations Inc.
    • MED-EL
    • GN Hearing
    • William Demant Holding A/S

“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objective and assumption
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet By Different Segments
      • Coherent Attractive Investment Proposition and Total Addressable Market
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers, Restraints and Opportunities
      • Regulatory Scenario
      • Market Trends
      • PEST Analysis
  4. Global Hearing Aids Market, By Technology, 2016 - 2025 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-O-Y Growth Analysis, 2016 - 2025
      • Segment Trends
    • Conventional Hearing Aid
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
    • Digital Hearing Aid
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
  5. Global Hearing Aids Market, By Product Type, 2016 - 2025 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-O-Y Growth Analysis, 2016 - 2025
      • Segment Trends
    • Behind the Ear Hearing Aids
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
    • Receiver in the Ear Hearing Aids
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
    • In the Ear Hearing Aids
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
    • Completely In the Ear Hearing Aids
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
    • In the Canal Hearing Aids
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Hearing Aids Market, By Geography, 2016 - 2025 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Geography, 2017 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-O-Y Growth Analysis, 2016 – 2025
      • Regional Trends
    • North America
      • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2017 and 2025 (%)
      • Country Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016-2025, (USD Million)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2017 and 2025 (%)
      • Country Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016-2025, (USD Million)
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2017 and 2025 (%)
      • Country Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016-2025, (USD Million)
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2017 and 2025 (%)
      • Country Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016-2025, (USD Million)
        • Brazil
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East
      • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2017 and 2025 (%)
      • Country Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016-2025, (USD Million)
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2017 and 2025 (%)
      • Country Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016-2025, (USD Million)
        • North Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
  7. Competitive Landscape
    • Company Profiles
      • Sivantos Inc.
        • Company Highlights
        • Key Developments
        • Product Portfolio
        • Market Presence
        • Investment Raised
        • Marketing and Promotional Activities
        • Strategic Presence
      • Sonova Holding AG
        • Company Highlights
        • Key Developments
        • Product Portfolio
        • Market Presence
        • Investment Raised
        • Marketing and Promotional Activities
        • Strategic Presence
      • Cochlear Ltd
        • Company Highlights
        • Key Developments
        • Product Portfolio
        • Market Presence
        • Investment Raised
        • Marketing and Promotional Activities
        • Strategic Presence
      • SeboTek Hearing Systems, LLC
        • Company Highlights
        • Key Developments
        • Product Portfolio
        • Market Presence
        • Investment Raised
        • Marketing and Promotional Activities
        • Strategic Presence
      • Zounds Hearing Inc.
        • Company Highlights
        • Key Developments
        • Product Portfolio
        • Market Presence
        • Investment Raised
        • Marketing and Promotional Activities
        • Strategic Presence
      • Oticon A/S
        • Company Highlights
        • Key Developments
        • Product Portfolio
        • Market Presence
        • Investment Raised
        • Marketing and Promotional Activities
        • Strategic Presence
      • MED-EL
        • Company Highlights
        • Key Developments
        • Product Portfolio
        • Market Presence
        • Investment Raised
        • Marketing and Promotional Activities
        • Strategic Presence
      • Sonic Innovations Inc.
        • Company Highlights
        • Key Developments
        • Product Portfolio
        • Market Presence
        • Investment Raised
        • Marketing and Promotional Activities
        • Strategic Presence
      • GN Hearing
        • Company Highlights
        • Key Developments
        • Product Portfolio
        • Market Presence
        • Investment Raised
        • Marketing and Promotional Activities
        • Strategic Presence
      • William Demant Holding A/S
        • Company Highlights
        • Key Developments
        • Product Portfolio
        • Market Presence
        • Investment Raised
        • Marketing and Promotional Activities
        • Strategic Presence
    • Analyst Views
  8. Section
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Services

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