Hearing Aids Manufacturing: A Sustainable Oligopoly?

Former Managing Director, Sivantos

Why is this interview interesting?

  • The pros and cons of vertical integration for OEMs
  • How barriers to entry to the hearing aids OEM market have evolved over the last 20 years
  • Threat of new entrants: Apple & Samsung
  • Reasons average selling prices for hearing aids would further erode in the coming years

Executive Bio

Robin Hees

Former Managing Director, Sivantos

Robin spent over 15 years in the hearing aids industry, starting as a salesperson in the hearing instrument wholesale business for Siemens Audiologische Technik (Now WS Audiology). His service at Siemens’ hearing aids business culminated in the role of Managing Director for 5 years, from 2011-16. He is currently the CFO of Method Park, a fast-growing software engineering consultancy headquartered in Germany. Read more

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