Ear device patents for October 2021

No Longer a Joke   Audiologists have long suffered a few standard jokes from... Read More

Ear Device Patents for September 2021

The Sound of Music and Group Dynamics   UT’s patent 1120816 describes a natural... Read More

Diffusion of Innovations and its Application to Hearing Care: Part 2

by Amyn Amlani, PhD In Part 1 of this series, the reader was introduced... Read More

US Ear Device Patents for August 2021

The device in Figure 1 looks like a BTE with a p-trap attached to... Read More

Diffusion of Innovations and its Application to Hearing Care: Part 1

by Amyn Amlani, PhD In 1962, E.M. Rogers developed a theory on how, why,... Read More


Econ 101: Utility — It’s Personal, It’s Complicated, and It Depends

Utility is a 19th century microeconomic concept used to measure consumer satisfaction.  Satisfaction is... Read More

But That Would Be Wrong: Ethics of Stealing and Deception

Last time Hearing Economics described thefts and deceptions in professional settings. Transgressions were bizarre, some... Read More

Accounting 101: More Guts than Money

Numbers aren’t my love and I’m no accountant,  but I did stay at a... Read More

US Hearing Device Patents for April and May 2014

It’s patent time again, when Hearing Economics shares its exciting list of new patent... Read More

US Hearing Device Patents for October 2017

The Hearable Lament:   Hearing Economics looks forward to this time next year when we... 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

Survival of the Fittest Audiologists

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

Hearing in an Apple World: The Ears Have It

The first MFi Hearing aid post promised  “an Alice in Wonderland hearing device tour of... Read More

The Tiny Company That Could: Intricon

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