Treating the Right Patient with the Right Service at the Right Time: Thriving in the Era of Managed Care and OTCs

by Brian Taylor “Signal & Noise” is a bimonthly column by Brian Taylor, AuD. The first two installments of this series in Signal and Noise column were devoted to the use of some relatively routine clinical measurements as part of the practice of “good audiology”.  The basic message of those previous columns was this: Audiologists…

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Back to the Future, Part VI: Slogging Through the Mine Field

Editor’s note:  This series follows predictions by Lars Kolind[1] in the 1990s.   So far, this series has negotiated all sorts of land mines, chief among them Audiologists as Retailers, Vanishing Practitioner Autonomy, Internet Dispensing, Consumer Expectations, Vertical Distribution, Technological Dominance, Dispensers and Audiologists as Bedfellows, and Ruthless Demand Curves.  Where’s the love?  Unfortunately not in today’s post, which…

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Duke was a Dude: Unraveling HearUSA part 10

HearUSA’s wedding was marred briefly by a relative on the Canadian side named Duke Rodriguez who stood up and objected when the marriage officiant asked if there were objections to the marriage{{1}}[[1]]Just in case this ever comes up, here’s a site that tells you the etiquette for objecting to weddings [[1]]. Consequently, he was paid lots of…

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