Three Important Perspectives on Why Many Adults Delay Care for Their Hearing Loss, part 1

“Signal & Noise” is a bimonthly column by Brian Taylor, AuD. I recently had the privilege of listening to a panel of distinguished executives from the leading hearing aid manufacturers and retailers. Aside from the pointless squabbling about who, among their competitors has a stake in corporate retail, and the irony that a female-dominated profession…

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PQRS Measures: Why Bother?

Downstream Consequences of Aging is a bi-monthly series written by guest columnist Barbara Weinstein, PhD.   The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a program through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) designed to improve the quality of care to Medicare Part B beneficiaries by tracking practice patterns of health care practitioners.  …

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Give the People What they Want: Relationship-based vs. Arms-length Transactions

“Signal & Noise” is a bimonthly column by Brian Taylor, AuD.   It has been estimated that 26.7 million American adults aged 50 years or older have a clinically significant hearing loss with fewer than 15% using hearing aids{{1}}[[1]]. Chien, W. & Lin, F. (2012). Prevalence of hearing aid use among older adults in the…

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Three Fundamental Questions are Signals pushing through the Noise, part 2

“Signal & Noise” is a bimonthly column by Brian Taylor, AuD. Part 1 of this post last week took on the the first of three, interconnected, fundamental questions at the core of the evolving marketplace for hearing care services. Each of the three is worthy of deliberation and debate by all hearing care professionals, especially…

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Gapers Block: Another Roadside Attraction Detracts from our Real Challenges

“Signal & Noise” is a bimonthly column by Brian Taylor, AuD. It’s human nature to slow down and gawk at the site of an accident.  Even if it’s for a split second, the site of something unusual diverts our attention from ordinary tasks. Over the past month there has been a lot of opportunities to…

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