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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Give the People What They Want, Part 2

“Signal & Noise” is a bimonthly column by Brian Taylor, AuD. Products and services that work relatively well for 25% of adults with hearing loss do not effectively address the wants and needs of the other 75%. The price and process of obtaining them are not in alignment with the needs of many. (paraphrased from…

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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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Hearables — what’s happened in the last 6 months

It took less than a year for “Hearable” to replace “hearing aid” in the media.  That remarkable event happened on August 12 when Forbes headlined a “face-off” between two Hearables, which turned out to be Starkey’s Halo versus GN Resound’s LinX2 hearing aids.  As Forbes puts it: High-end digital hearing aids keep getting better and…

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