The French Competition Authority launches a public consultation on its midpoint assessment concerning its investigation on the hearing aids sector

Hearing aids* As part of its investigation on the hearing aids sector, the Autorité de la concurrence launches a public consultation on its mid-point assessment today. The Autorité encourages the sector's players to express their opinion on the competition issues identified. Interested actors are invited to submit their observations until 20 September. In brief Having observed low level of use of hearing aids among the French population and the expensive costs of devices, the Autorité de la concurrence has decided, in February, to begin an investigation at its own initiative in order to evaluate the state of competition within the sector and to identify any obstacles to competition. After having conducted around thirty hearings among manufacturers, patient associations, consumer

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority launches a public consultation on its midpoint assessment concerning its investigation on the hearing aids sector, 19 July 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2016, Art. N° 80294

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