audiology cost disease

The Metaphor Monologues: Unhealthy Practices

A previous post described Baumol’s “cost disease” as a metaphorical affliction of personal services ranging from hair care to audiology, all requiring face-to-face service delivery. In his book on the topic, Baumol identified the wage market conundrum facing audiology practices that dispense manufactured devices, using an illustrative example of 2% wage increases across the board:…

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audiology cost disease

The Metaphor Monologues: Hearing Healthcare Has a Chronic Disease

Pay no attention to the blunt and horrifying title, a crude attempt to capture your attention. Now that you’re here, please contain your outrage and read on to learn the nature and symptoms of the disease, how the diagnosis was made, and what is prognosticated.   On Disease   In healthcare, practitioners comb the mortal…

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A Comparative Analysis of Repaying the AuD Student Loan Debt

By Amyn Amlani, PhD According to a recent Forbes report,1 US student loan debt is the second-ranked consumer commitment, trailing only mortgage debt. Several factors2 contribute to the rising costs associated with higher education, such as the cost of instruction (but not faculty salaries), operation and maintenance, student services, and research. For graduate students enrolled…

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The Patient is the Product: Using Workplace Design to Create a Transformative Experience – Part 2

by Brian Taylor “Signal & Noise” is a bimonthly column by Brian Taylor, AuD.   Customization Rules   Finally, we reach the top of the Progression of Economic Value by transforming patients. In healthcare, according to Joe Pine,1 customized or staged experiences that are inherently memorable and personal are likely to lead to a transformative…

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The Patient is the Product: Using Workplace Design to Create a Transformative Experience

by Brian Taylor “Signal & Noise” is a bimonthly column by Brian Taylor, AuD   “The handshake of the host affects the taste of the roast” –Benjamin Franklin   Query any hearing healthcare provider and she is likely to say she practices patient centered care1. The concept of patient centered care is a broad one,…

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