US Ear Device Patents for February 2021

GN Hearing’s two distinct lines of business have long covered diverse hearing needs, ranging... Read More

US Hearing Aid Pricing: Part 5 – The Markup Ratio

The series on hearing aid pricing began in fall 2020 with a look at... Read More

US Ear Device Patents for January 2021

Use a 9 Iron and Watch for Innocent Bystanders   Added features keep popping... Read More

US Hearing Aid Pricing: Part 4 – Inflation-Adjusted Retail-Side Trends

In our series on hearing aid pricing, readers have been provided with data on... Read More

US Ear Device Patents for December 2020

Here’s Listening to You, Dear Those of us who sing in the shower. play... Read More


Audiology Landscaping Under Way by the Affordable Care Act

George Lyons (ASHA VP for Audiology) recently anticipated a “changing landscape” for Audiologists as... Read More

Waiting for the Second Shoe (of Three) to Drop

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

Cost Cutting Ideas for Small Practices

Editor’s Caveat:  Hearing Economics strives for a broad economic view, rarely getting down to nuts and... Read More

De-capitation Redux: Adventures of Rick, part 2

In the very first post (, we heard from Dr Rick Lazich and his... Read More

Regulation of Hearing Aids in the US, part 2

Electronic Hearing Aids At the turn of the 19th century, hearing aids underwent a... Read More


Brave New World of BLE and MFi Hearing Aids Begins

GN Resound stole the show at the 58th Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) in Germany... 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

Hearing Healthcare: Fish or Fowl?

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

Smartphone Control Apps for Hearing Devices: The Science

 Hearing Economics is pleased to welcome back the Guest Contributors from Ear Machine for... 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