Selling hearing aids direct to consumer: The debate continues

  We will undoubtedly see many innovative changes in how hearing aids and personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) are manufactured and distributed in the coming decades. So wrote Dennis Van Vliet on October 24, 2011, soon after hiHealthInnovations  announced plans to provide hearing aids directly to consumers rather than through licensed practitioners. The news generated…

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There’s a right to hear or not to hear, but none to deny another’s right to hear

Editors Note: This post was originally posted February 2012. By David H. Kirkwood Two recent posts at Hearing Views addressed basic rights related to hearing health care: the right to have access to hearing care technology and services and the right not to use that access.   “AN ESSENTIAL HEALTH BENEFIT” The February 8 Hearing…

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