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Elite Hearing Network's Annual Business Summit Showcased Hearing Industry's Latest Technologies; Concluded with $23,000 Donation to Hawaii National Guard State Family Program

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PLYMOUTH, Minn., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,000 hearing care professionals from 250 practices across the country attended Elite Hearing Network's Annual Business Summit on the Big Island of Hawaii last week at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. The conference gave Elite's members the opportunity obtain required continuing education hours, as well as learn from the country's top hearing care professionals and hospital associations about the latest and best practices to improve patient and hearing health care.

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The event's vendor expo featured more than 20 organizations, from manufacturers to marketers, financial institutions and more – all of which aim to support Elite's members in a variety of ways. Additionally, attendees had a firsthand opportunity to engage with several of the hearing industry's latest groundbreaking technologies, some of which recently debuted at 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, like ReSound LiNXTM – the first to hearing aid made for iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® (http://www.resoundlinx.com); and Siemens' new Aquaris™ micon (http://hearing.siemens.com/Global/en/professional-area/product-portfolio/micon/aquaris/aquaris.html), the world's first and only completely waterproof hearing instrument; its miniTek® Remote App (http://hearing.siemens.com/us/en/products/accessories/minitek-remote-app/minitek-app.html) and miniTek remote/streamer, which transforms mobile devices into a convenient and discreet remote control for the miniTek, allowing wearers to adjust their hearing aids via their smartphone, and take advantage of multiple applications (apps) on their favorite gadgets simultaneously.

The Summit culminated Friday night with a check presentation to the Hawaii National Guard State Family Program, which aids Hawaiian families directly affected by a spousal deployment in the armed forces. The attendees and sponsors donated a collective $21,000 and two of the event's sponsors, Starkey (www.starkey.com) and Widex (www.widex.com), each gave an unexpected additional contribution making the final grand total $23,000.  

About The Elite Hearing Network:
The Elite Hearing Network is the largest network of independent hearing care providers in the United States. With more than 1,300 locations coast to coast, the organization provides free membership to independent hearing care providers offering comprehensive support to each member that best matches their own goals and local market. Support services include competitive discounts and warranties from numerous major hearing aid manufacturers, marketing support, free patient referrals, financing options, a retirement savings plan, educational opportunities to earn CEU's, and business intelligence tools to support practice growth while maintaining the independent brand of each practice.

The strength and support behind Elite Hearing Network is Amplifon USA www.amplifonusa.com, a subsidiary of Amplifon S.p.A. www.amplifon.com, the worldwide leader in the hearing health care industry for over 60 years.

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