Hearing Economics discusses the forces steering hearing healthcare markets toward equilibrium through massive and/or rapid shifts in consumer demands, professional training, technological advancement, capital investment, industry consolidation, regulatory control, product and service distribution, and strategic pricing. Comment Policy
Amyn M. Amlani, PhD
Editor, Hearing Economics
Amyn M. Amlani, PhD, is President of Otolithic Consulting, a firm that provides market analysis, financial services, professional development, and technology assessments. Dr. Amlani has been in hearing care for 25+ years, with extensive professional experience in the independent and medical audiology practice channels, as an academic and scholar, and in industry.
Dr. Amlani holds the Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from the University of the Pacific, the Master of Science degree in Audiology from Purdue University, and the Ph.D. degree in Audiology/Psychoacoustics (minor in Marketing and Supply Chain Management) from Michigan State University. His professional interests include: (1) economic and marketing trends within audiology, particularly with respect to evolving/disruptive technologies (smartphone-based applications, personal sound amplifiers, and hearables), (2) consumer purchasing models, (3) provider service-delivery models, (4) hearing conservation for musicians, and (5) room acoustics.
In his free time, Dr. Amlani plays the bass guitar in cover bands (rock, metal, punk) at local venues.