Hearing aid maker William Demant sees 2014 earnings up 5-10 pct

COPENHAGEN Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:39am EST

COPENHAGEN Feb 27 (Reuters) - Danish hearing aid maker William Demant Holding reported a slightly smaller than expected rise in full-year profit, and said it expected earnings per share to rise 5-10 percent in 2014.

Operating profit (EBIT) for 2013 rose 7.9 percent to 1.78 billion Danish crowns ($326 mln), below an average 1.81 million crowns estimate in a Reuters poll..

The group also said it will join Apple's "Made for iPhone" programme.