CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Semin Hear 2022; 43(04): 348-356
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1758361
Review Article

MarkeTrak and EuroTrak: What We Can Learn by Looking Beyond the U.S. Market

Thomas A. Powers
1   Hearing Industries Association, Washington, District of Columbia
Nikolai Bisgaard
2   The European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA), Brussels, Belgium.
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The MarkeTrak survey of the trends in hearing aid use, satisfaction and adoption in the United States has been conducted since 1989 by the Hearing Industries Association. It provide the hearing aid industry with valuable about the consumers view of the products and services within the industry. The EuroTrak survey is conducted by the European Hearing Instrument Manufactures Association. It is the counterpart to MarkeTrak and provides similar data for over a dozen countries in Europe, and Asia. While there are differences in the distribution models and reimbursement methods for these counties, many of the key metrics concerning hearing aid use and satisfaction can be compared.

Publication History

Article published online:
01 December 2022

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