William Demant Holding, which recently won a bidding war to acquire Otix Global, has committed to supporting Otix’s Sonic Innovations hearing aid brand, with the appointment of a new leader and product expansion including a new version of its super-power Endura hearing aid family. The Sonic Innovations brand will be a sibling to Demant’s flagship brand, Oticon hearing aids, which is one of the world’s top six hearing aid suppliers.
The parent company recently appointed Joseph A. Lugara, a 25-year hearing-industry veteran, to lead Sonic Innovations as President and COO. It also added a new model in its Endura hearing aid family, Endura 6, providing severely impaired customers with a broader range of features at different price points. Sonic Innovations will also move its headquarters in the U.S. from Salt Lake City, where it was founded, to New Jersey, near the U.S. headquarters of both Oticon and another William Demant hearing aid brand, Bernafon.