Sonova acquires Hansaton

Sonova buys Germany’s Hansaton Akustik GmbH; becomes new technology partner for Hansaton replacing Siemens:

http://www.sonova.com/en/sonova-announces-strategic-moves-extend-leadership-position

Sonova seems to have ambitious plans.

I talked to the u.s. head of hansaton yesterday… He is a great guy that I have known for many years. He was surprised by the sale. But assured me that both Siemens and Phonak technology would now be available through their company for the next two years. This is a win for anyone who has enjoyed the customer service of Hansaton u.s.(which is great)
They will continue and have product from both the two best technology based hearing aid companies. At the same time, Siemens is contractually bound for two years. It will also mean that phonak will have access to rechargability.