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Design Thinking in Hearing Health: The Define Phase – Reframing Problems Through Collaboration, Synthesis & Divergent Questions

by Kate Baldocchi, AuD, Trisha Milnes, AuD, & Amyn M. Amlani, PhD In 2019,... Read More

US Ear Device Patents for August 2020

Who Needs a Watch?   Not Sanmina Corporation in San Jose, California. Fitness and... Read More

Lexie Hearing’s Innovations in the D2C Hearing Aid Market

Hearing Healthcare Market Development Column   In July, Lexie Hearing launched a direct-to-consumer (D2C)... Read More

US Hearing Aid Pricing: Part 1 – Nominal Wholesale-Side Trends

Editor’s Note: The last time Hearing Economics discussed hearing aid pricing was 2016, when... Read More

Online Hearing Testing: Phonak and Digital Service Delivery

Hearing Healthcare Market Development Column   During the early months of the coronavirus pandemic,... Read More

ECONOMICS OF HEARING

Pricing in Hearing Healthcare: Which Race are You Running? Part 1 – Market Segmentation

by Amyn M Amlani, PhD In hearing healthcare, price continues to be a hot-button... Read More

Return of the Zombies: Hearing Secrets and Secret Fears of the Undead

Hearing Economics killed off its Zombie Series last year with these chilling words: The... Read More

The Growing Zombie Hearing Aid Market

Hallowe’en again, a year after Hearing Economics uncovered the under-served but growing zombie population.... Read More

Costco’s Business Model: Build It and They Will Come

Costco has enthusiastically embraced hearing aids as store-in-store revenue builders in all of its... Read More

Econ 202: Monopolists Have all the Luck

The Rant:  “What gets me is that you see some of the Big 6... Read More

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

The Tiny Company That Could: Intricon

A year ago, odds are low that the name “IntriCon” was tripping off the... Read More

US Hearing Device Patent Approvals for May and June 2014

Being an Audiologist wandering through the Wonderful World of Patents is like Alice tumbling... Read More

Hearing Healthcare: Fish or Fowl?

March Phonak-Costco Madness ushered in urgency to the health of hearing healthcare providers.  March... Read More

Brave New World of BLE and MFi Hearing Aids Begins

GN Resound stole the show at the 58th Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) in Germany... Read More

US Hearing Device Patent Approvals for September and October 2014

The list of US patent approvals in the hearing industry grows longer with each... Read More