An Imperfectly Designed System for the Times

by Harvey Abrams, PhD.   “Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD.   If your time to you Is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ Or you’ll sink like a stone (Bob Dylan)   In a recent post  (in response to the PCAST report and pending FDA decision on creating a…

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On the PCAST Report and the FDA Hearings

Downstream Consequences of Aging is a bi-monthly series written by guest columnist Barbara Weinstein, PhD.  Today’s post is especially timely, on the heels of the IOM final report and anticipating the FDA review process that generated 160 stakeholder comments.1    The focus of the public workshop hosted by the FDA on April 21, entitled “Streamlining…

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Let’s Hear It From the Providers

Amidst technological disruption and social policy discussions that cast a pall over the dispensing landscape, it is surprisingly refreshing to hang out with fellow travellers.  That term, often a pejorative, best describes the relationship of Hearing Economics to the world of audiology and hearing aids: “a person who sympathizes with the beliefs of an organization…

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We Have No One to Blame But Ourselves

“Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD. As you have likely heard, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has issued a report that, if its recommendations are put into effect, will likely have a significant impact on the consumer electronics and hearing health care industries in general,…

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Are We Best Served by a Medical Audiology Model?

“Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD   In last month’s post, I spoke of Audiology’s origins as a rehabilitative discipline and its transition to a doctoring profession. How did we get to where we are? Without peeling back too many layers of the onion, arguably, the major driver was the…

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