Decision Aids: A Mechanism to Advance Patient Care in the Evolving Hearing Care Market

by Amyn Amlani, PhD Healthcare has moved towards shared decision-making as an engagement strategy... Read More

US Ear Device Patents for May 2021

The feature image above depicts Facebook’s vision for a tragus conduction Hearable (patent #10999668),... Read More

Implementation and Effectiveness of Decision Aids in Patient Compliance

by Amyn Amlani, PhD Last month, the reader was provided an overview of the... Read More

US Ear Device Patents for April 2021

Did We Miss Anything?   Apple’s lengthy patent 10979796, In-ear wireless listening device, has 68... Read More

US Ear Device Patents for March 2021

A Better Mouse Trap, Revisited   Included in this month’s list is patent #10950211,... 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

And Now, The Rest of the Story (with apologies to Paul Harvey)

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

More Stinkin’ Barriers, part 2

There are no barriers that discourage new entrants to the hearing aid industry  (previous post at... Read More

BHI Finds AARP MIAs Alive and Well: Addendum to HearUSA Series, part 16

This just in, as an addendum to this week’s post on AARP-HearUSA! Some of... Read More

Hearable Hotties on Parade

Prior posts featured a 2016 taxonomy of Hearables that are no longer with us,... Read More


Smartphone Control Apps for Hearing Devices: Caveat Emptor

Hearing Economics is pleased to welcome three Guest Contributors from Ear Machine, here to... Read More

Is “Her” Here? Can You Hear Her?

Yes, Her is and yes you can!  And Her name is Hearable.1 What Is... Read More

Survival of the Fittest Audiologists

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

With a Tale, Forsooth, Northey Cameth Unto Us

The Tom Northey series concludes today, wrapping up his 2000 treatise forecasting the future of our... Read More

Hearing Healthcare: Fish or Fowl?

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