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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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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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Hearing Health Enters the Big Data Arena: Ownership Considerations

Privacy and Security guidelines for ear-level testing and ear-level devices were discussed in a previous post which focused on who has authority over data and devices.  Authority is not the same as ownership, which is the subject of today’s post. Willingness to endorse and participate in these Big Data-driven environments will vary among stakeholder groups (manufacturers,…

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And They’re Off! US Hearing Aid Device Patent Activity for January-February 2015

Amidst all the crowd-funded Hearable hype, with Nanoplug coming unplugged and others sure to follow, the Big 6 and a few well-seasoned companies and visionaries continue to quietly and efficiently amp up technology for ear-level applications.  Today’s lengthy list of new patents in the last half of this post shows the Big 6 firmly in…

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Hearing Aids and Hearables: A Natural Pairing

These are the best of times and the worst of times, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us. (channeling Dickens for Audiologists) Audiologists may agree that we are living in extreme times.  It’s gratifying to practice our profession in the “communication obsessed 2000s” (Ridley, 2010), with ear-level devices at hand as the obvious…

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