Our history

With 50 years’ experience, we are dedicated to supplying healthcare professionals with the best possible solutions.

Interacoustics A/S was founded in Denmark in 1967 by the Dane Pierre Honore and Michael Davis from New York. The two men met during World War II and decided to set up a business producing and selling hearing equipment for the deaf. The company started out at modest premises, Berrildsvej in Assens. Just five years later in 1972, Interacoustics needed to move to a larger base in an old farm outside the town. By 1978, Interacoustics had outgrown these premises too, and built a new head office at Drejervænget in Assens. Over the following 20 years, production grew and the company continued to expand.
In the 1970s, products at Interacoustics were hardware-based and focused primarily on audiometry. The first audiometer was launched in 1969 and in 1974, the first middle ear analyzer AZ2 was introduced. During the 1980s and 1990s, as the company grew in strength, the rate of development increased. By remaining at the front edge of new technological developments, our products became ever ‘smarter’. Being the only full-line supplier in the field, the products now range from compact handhelds to sophisticated desk units across the fields of balance, audiometry, tympanometry and ABR/OAE.

Our dimension

Part of William Demant Group, one of the largest hearing healthcare providers in the world. The ensuing synergy between Interacoustics and other companies within William Demant Holding has unlocked an even greater potential.

Modern facilities

Our modernistic and fully customized headquarters in Middelfart provides an impressive base from which Interacoustics continues to build on its strong foundations and continue to be the worlds leading manufacturer.

Present day

Much more than the manufacturer of a range of quality products. Our team of cutting-edge technology experts makes it clear that we will continue to be the leading supplier of reliable and innovative products and solutions.

1967

Interacoustics was founded by the Dane Pierre Honoré and the American Michael Davis.

1972

Interacoustics moves to a former farmhouse in Voldbro just outside Assens in Denmark.

1974

The first impedance audiometer, AZ2 is developed and introduced.

1977

Interacoustics moves to new dedicated premises in Assens. This is the home of the production facilities and administration for the next 37 years.

1978

The AZ2 is further developed into the AZ7, produced with continuous pump and XY recorder AG3.

1988

The first Hearing Aid fitting system MS20 is sold.

1994

Software and database program is presented for the first time indicating the shift from self-contained as well as desk units to software-based products.

2000

William Demant Holding A/S, a publicly traded company on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, acquires Interacoustics A/S, making Interacoustics the leading company in WDH’s diagnostic group.

2001

A new generation of middle ear analyzers, AT235 is released, based on DSP technology, with new probe system.

2003

Launch of the Eclipse, a new member of the ABR/OAE family, as well as the OtoRead, a handheld device for newborn screening.

2009

The Titan, combining audiometry and impedance in one handheld device, is introduced – the first and only of its kind. Today, the Titan is one of Interacoustics’ best selling products.

2013

Interacoustics introduces Wideband Tympanometry – a new dimension in differential diagnostics, expanding our understanding of the middle ear.

2014

Interacoustics breaks the ground for its new premises in Middelfart, Denmark.

2015

Around 150 employees move into their new workplace on Audiometer Allé 1 in Middelfart.
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Vision

  • Maintain our leading position as the most trusted company in the field of audiological instrumentation; to measure that success by the number of satisfied end-users and to be the brand of choice within audiology.
  • Deliver diagnostic test and balance equipment that meets the highest expectations of hearing healthcare professionals working in audiological assessment and hearing rehabilitation.
  • Be skillful and effective partners for our worldwide network of distributors and, through this partnership, assemble products, accessories, service, training and documentation into solutions of the highest quality.

Values

  • Common sense: While striving to be the world’s preferred supplier in our industry, we maintain a humble and straightforward way of working.
  • Cooperation and communication: People make the difference. Especially when they cooperate on the merits of mutual respect, communicate clearly, and provide honest feedback to each other.
  • Continuous improvement: No matter how well we perform or advance, we can always improve. Innovation and readiness for changes are part of our daily work.
Working at Interacoustics
Working at Interacoustics means being part of one of the world leaders in our field. We are a large high tech organization with a stimulating and rewarding work environment. Learn more and see our vacant job openings here.

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