hearing aid disruption

A Worldwide Perspective: Evidence for OTC Disruption (or Lack Thereof) Part 4

By Garrett Thompson, AuD The fourth and final panel installment of this series continues to examine why audiologists need not be so fearful about the possibility of a future rife with OTC devices. The data pretty clearly shows that there will be a continued demand from consumers for customized hearing care delivered by audiologists and…

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A Cute Baby Dressed Like a Turtle… And the Evidence for OTC Disruption (Or Lack Thereof), Part 1

This is the second edition of a quarterly column from Dr. Thompson – a newly minted doctor of audiology. The first edition of the Young and the RIC-less can be found here. In this multi-part essay, Garrett tackles many of the hotly contested issues related to over-the-counter hearing products.   By Garrett Thompson, AuD Many…

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How Empathy, Compassion, and UX Can Increase Hearing Aid Uptake

Editor’s Note: It is my pleasure to introduce a new quarterly column to HHTM. It is one geared toward our younger readers – those newly minted audiologists and hearing instrument specialists with a fresh perspective that all our readers can appreciate. Young clinicians, graduate students and other millennials who have grown up with technology and…

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