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Hearing Loss: A Modifiable Risk Factor for Dementia

Barbara Weinstein’s “Downstream Consequences of Aging” appears bi-monthly at HearingHealthMatters.org. Today’s post is part 2 of a series on reframing the clinical conversation with older adults.   Numerous top down initiatives directly impact how we may wish to reframe the conversation about ARHL and scope of audiologist practice. Two initiatives most relevant to audiologists are: The…

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Clinical Encounters with Older Adults: Reframing the Conversation

Barbara Weinstein’s “Downstream Consequences of Aging” appears bi-monthly at HearingHealthMatters.org    It is now well accepted that life expectancy is improving, the population of older individuals is increasing, the length of time spent as an older adult is on the rise and prevalence of multimorbidity is growing (Cha, Seo, & Sok, 2012). These demographic shifts have…

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Costco’s Business Model: Build It and They Will Come

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 years. Both are on fast tracks.   Last Giant Standing, Building-Wise   Costco’s Big Box footprint is…

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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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Today’s Hearing Aid Buyers, Part 2

  Jerry Northern continues his analysis of the New Hearing Aid Consumer, a newcomer with more expectations and sophistication than buyers of the past.  Today, Dr. Northern covers the dizzying array of technological features confronting those consumers as they attempt their due diligence. As usual, Northern’s writing is user-friendly.  His examples and use of Audiologists’…

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