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

Ear Device Patents for July 2021

New Ways of Thinking With  OTCs on the near horizon, players of various types... Read More

US Ear Device Patents for June 2021

Successful hearing aid users and their audiologists know that regular follow-up appointments are de... Read More

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


What Made Siemens So Special?

Siemens Audiology was big and she was old.  Not usually a winning combination for... Read More

The Tiny Company That Could: Intricon

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

Consumers Listen Up Before Purchasing Online Hearing Aids

Today’s post comes from Guest Editor Harvey Abrams, PhD,  back with another compelling read.... 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

Barriers in the US Hearing Aid Market, post script

Since its inception, Hearing Economics has toiled persistently, if not rigorously, to infuse basic... 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

Smartphone Control Apps for Hearing Devices: Caveat Emptor

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

Is “Her” Here? Can You Hear Her?

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