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Most Popular in 2017: Costco Growth – Get Your Hot Dogs and Hearing Aids Here!

Editor’s Note: This post garnered most readership in 2017. It first appeared on April 4, 2017 in Hearing Economics. Costco has enthusiastically embraced hearing aids as store-in-store revenue builders in all of its burgeoning warehouse locations since the mid-90s. The rate of Costco hearing aid center growth (feature image, red) has outstripped warehouse growth (blue) in recent…

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Personal Favorite Posts: Silly and Superficial Does It

As 2017 ends, editors at HHTM were tasked with finding their all-time favorite posts and republishing them. I opted for the silly posts because they were the most fun to write. Among many silly posts, two stood out and tied for all-time silliest. The winners are amended, abridged and republished today for my reading entertainment,…

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Assessing the Influence of the Provider on Hearing Aid Uptake

by Amyn Amlani, PhD The uptake of traditional hearing aids—not just in the United States (US), but globally—has yet to reach its maximum potential. In a recent blog,1 it was reported that hearing aid uptake is highest in Norway (42.5%), the United Kingdom (UK; 41.1%), and Switzerland (38.8%), in which these devices are either fully…

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Tech Savvy, Old, Contemplative and Distorted: Four Underserved Groups Who Could Benefit from OTC Products

by Brian Taylor, AuD “Signal & Noise” is a bimonthly column by Brian Taylor, AuD. It’s natural to feel frustrated and unappreciated when a patient with hearing loss rejects your recommendation of hearing aids. It’s even worse when patients with this chronic condition fail to even make an appointment for an evaluation. Those negative feelings, alas,…

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The Last Layer is Peeled Away

“Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD.   This will be my last post as part of the “Peeling the Onion” series. When I first began these articles, I felt its name was an apt metaphor for the issues facing hearing healthcare in general and the audiology profession in particular –…

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