|Status : Published
|Published On : Dec, 2023
|Report Code : VRHC1202
|Industry : Healthcare
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|Page : 123
The Global Hearing Aids Market refers to the industry involved in the manufacturing and distribution of devices designed to assist individuals with hearing loss. These devices are typically electronic and can improve hearing abilities by amplifying sounds. From USD 5.6 billion in 2023, the global hearing aids market is predicted to grow to USD 6.6 billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period (2025–2030). The main growth factors for the global hearing aids market is the growing prevalence of hearing loss due to the increasing aged population, rising adoption of these devices, driven by technological advancements, and improving healthcare infrastructure across the globe. The global hearing aids market is segmented by product type, type of hearing loss, patient type, and region. By product type, the market is segmented into behind-the-ear (BTE), in-the-ear (ITE), in-the-canal (ITC), and completely-in-the-canal (CIC) hearing aids. BTE hearing aids are the most popular type of hearing aid, accounting for the largest market share. This is due to their versatility and ability to be customized to fit the individual's needs.
Behind-the-ear hearing aids and receiver-in-the-ear hearing aids are the product types mostly adopted globally. In the present time local governments in both developed and developing countries are focusing on early screening of deafness and provision of hearing aids to people. Due to good financial status and increased awareness about health among people are also playing a significant role in the rising demand for hearing aids devices market.
Insight by Product
Based on product, the global hearing aids market is categorized into four types receiver-in-the-ear, behind-the-ear, in-the-ear, and in-the-canal hearing aids. Among these segments, behind-the-ear is having the largest market share across the globe in 2023. Largest share of the category is attributed to their easy configuration, wireless connectivity, high sound amplification, and large batteries.
Furthermore, behind-the-ear gear’s are easy to use & clean and are more preferred by the younger population as they can fit into various ear shapes. However, due to technological advancements, new products such as the mini behind-the-ear gear’s are developed, which are comfortable and smaller in size, that provide more efficiency and comfort. Due to above-mentioned factors are responsible for the increasing growth of these behind-the-ear gear’s in the hearing aids market globally.
The market for in-the-canal hearing aids is anticipated to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period as these devices are discreet reduces external voices significantly, extremely, and extremely popular among young adults.
Insight by Patient
On the basis of patient, the global hearing aids market is bifurcated into adult, and pediatric. Between these, the demand for hearing aids is larger for adults in 2022. The hearing aids market for adults is primarily driven by the increasing geriatric population with hear loss problems. However, the market growth for hearing aids is higher for pediatrics due to the increasing prevalence of hearing loss among pediatrics.
Insight by Sales Channel
On the basis of sales channel, the global hearing aids market is categorized into retail, e-commerce, and others. Of all, the categories, retail segment held the largest market share in the global hearing aids market in 2022. This is attributed to the large and diverse network of retailers and consumer confidence over product quality among retailers. The sales of hearing aids through e-commerce is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period as different companies are leveraging e-commerce platforms for market penetration, and also trying to reduce the cost and make profit margin by selling products directly from their own websites.
Global Hearing Aids Market Report Coverage
2018 - 2023
Base Year Considered
2025 - 2030
Market Size in 2023
U.S.D. 5.6 Billion
Revenue Forecast in 2030
U.S.D. 6.6 Billion
Segments Covered in the Report
By Product, By Patient and By Sales Channel
Market Trends, Drivers, and Restraints; Revenue Estimation and Forecast; Segmentation Analysis; Impact of COVID-19; Companies’ Strategic Developments; Market Share Analysis of Key Players; Company Profiling
Regions Covered in the Report
North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, South America and Rest of the World
The major factors driving the growth of the global hearing aids market are technological advancements, increasing hearing loss prevalence, increasing geriatric population, and improving healthcare expenditure. Different companies are investing in technological advancements for hearing aids thus fueling the growth of the market. Wireless connectivity, smartphone integration, unique and comfortable designs, and usage of artificial intelligence are some of the key advancements witnessed in the hearing aids market.
For instance, The Livio AI by Starkey is the behind-the-ear hearing aid device which uses artificial intelligence for better sound quality. The device also helps to track physical and mental health of the patient. Moreover, the device has wireless connectivity and provides control over the smartphone and television. Similarly, Marvel Platform by Phonak offers better speech understanding and sound quality with its auto sense technology. Moreover, the device have built-in microphones, Bluetooth wireless streaming and can be integrated with smartphones.
Technology Advancements: The industry has witnessed significant technological advancements in recent years. Digital hearing aids, which provide improved sound quality and customizable settings, have gained popularity. Additionally, wireless connectivity and smartphone compatibility have become common features in many hearing aids.
It's important to note that the global hearing aids market is constantly evolving, driven by technological advancements, regulatory changes, and shifting demographics. For the most up-to-date information and market trends, it is advisable to refer to recent industry reports or consult market research agencies that specialize in the healthcare sector.
The primary factor hindering the growth of the global hearing aids market is their high cost and low awareness. High cost of these systems makes them unaffordable in underdeveloped economies and to the consumer with low disposable income. Moreover, the social stigmas associated with the use of the hearing aid are hampering the growth of the market to some extent.
Geographically, Europe dominated the market during the historical period (2015–2020), primarily due to technological advancements, developed healthcare infrastructure, high healthcare expenditure, and increasing geriatric population in the region. The European market will further observe significant growth during the forecast period due to the high prevalence of hearing loss and new products with advanced technologies are being adopted in the region.
Asia-Pacific hearing aids market is anticipated to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period (2025–2030). The key factor leading to the significant growth in the Asia-Pacific, is the large population base with hearing loss, developing infrastructure, investment in the healthcare sector, and penetration by the number of large global healthcare providers in the region.
Different companies are investing in their research and development for the technological advancements of its systems which offers them a competitive edge over the competitors. Some of the key players operating in the global hearing aids market industry are Sonova Holding AG, Benson Hearing, GN Store Nord A/S, MED-EL, Starkey Hearing Technologies, William Demant Holding A/S, Widex USA, Inc., Medtronic plc, Zounds Hearing Inc., and Sivantos Group.
VynZ Research conducts extensive primary research to understand the market dynamics, validate market data and have key opinions from the industry experts. The key profiles approached within the industry includes, CEO, CFO, CTO, President, Vice President, Product Managers, Regional Heads and Others. Also, end user surveys comprising of consumers are also conducted to understand consumer behaviour.
The Hearing Aids Market report offers a comprehensive market segmentation analysis along with an estimation for the forecast period 2025–2030.
Segments Covered in the Report
Region Covered in the Report
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