US Ear Device Patents for December 2019

Tis the season   Baby it’s cold out there, especially for the ears. Hence,... Read More

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids as a Catalyst for Audiology Reimbursement Updates

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

US Ear Device Patents for November 2019

Home Alone with Your Ear Devices Zipline Health’s patent #10463241 laments time lost and... Read More

Pricing in Hearing Healthcare: Which Race are You Running? Part 2 – Consequences of Reduced Retail Pricing

by Amyn M Amlani, PhD In Part 1 of the series on “Pricing in... Read More

US Ear Device Patents for October 2019

Behold, The Pinna Pinnas are visible and cute (e.g., Mickey Mouse, Hello Kitty and... Read More


An Ear Full From Canada

Ryan Kalef returns as today’s Guest Editor.  Regular readers of Hearing Economics recall Ryan... Read More

Holly’s House of Audiology Feng Shui: Open After Remodeling

My feng sui is restored, thanks to the most unlikely of sources…. My state... 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

Turning Gaps into Opportunities by Thinking beyond Traditional Hearing Aid Technology, Part 1

“Signal & Noise” is a bimonthly column by Brian Taylor, AuD. Segmentation is a... Read More

Back to the Future, part VII: How Big is HUGE?

Editor’s note:  This series follows predictions by Lars Kolind in the 1990s.   Predictions to date... Read More


Survival of the Fittest Audiologists

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

Creative Destruction and the Hearing Care Professional as Entrepreneur

Editor’s Note:  Brian Taylor, AuD, returns as a Guest Editor this week to, introduce... Read More

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

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