US Ear Device Patents for November 2020

The feature image is from Bose patent 10835145, Ear tips capable of capturing bioelectrical... Read More

Design Thinking, Hearing Healthcare, and the New Normal

Dear Readers: During this holiday season, the editors at Hearing Health & Technology Matters... Read More

US Ear Device Patents for October 2020

Listen to The Hand   Today’s feature image comes from Finewell Co Ltd’s patent... Read More

US Hearing Aid Pricing: Part 2 – Inflation-Adjusted Wholesale-Side Trends

Earlier this fall, readers were provided a commentary on wholesale nominal pricing in the... Read More

US Ear Device Patents for September 2020

The Mind Boggles   Here are a few questions as food for thought while... Read More


An Imperfectly Designed System for the Times

by Harvey Abrams, PhD.   “Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey... Read More

US Hearing Device Patents for November 2016

Sybaritic Pleasures: A Quick Econ 101 Primer   On the Demand side, marketeers talk... Read More

But That Would Still Be Wrong: Moral and Ethical Decisions in Hearing Healthcare

A few weeks ago, Hearing Economics ventured into Ethical territory — not a place... Read More

Relationship between OTC Price and Behavioral Performance: A Guiding Light

This week, HHTM welcomes long-time contributor, Amyn Amlani, PhD, as the new editor of... Read More

US Hearing Device Patents for August 2017

When it comes to imagining hearing devices in the patent world, the range is... Read More


Hearing Healthcare: Fish or Fowl?

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

Audiologists Get That Strange, Queasy Feeling

Tom Northey’s  14-year-old discussion of the future of Audiology continues today with a look at... 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

Survival of the Fittest Audiologists

  Last post introduced readers to Tom Northey and his 2000 forecast of Audiology... Read More

That Vision Thing

How many readers remember Tom J. Northey, The One That Got Away?  Mr. Northey... Read More