NAS Issues Recommendations: An Entire Industry Changes……… Think Again

“Signal & Noise” is a bimonthly column by Brian Taylor, AuD. A few weeks ago the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) issued their report on the status of hearing health care for adults and their 12 recommendations for improving it. This report was billed as landmark, groundbreaking and a major milestone, and, if it is…

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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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The Unraveling of Hearing Healthcare Delivery, part 2

Dr. Jerry Northern returns as guest contributor this week to review a number of converging factors that threaten the viability of Audiology as a profession.  The factors emanate from the rapid transition of hearing aid distribution from a medical model toward the electronic commodity market, as he discussed in Part 1.  Specific solutions are in short…

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Drilling into the DNA of Buying Groups, Part 3

Continuing the “DNA” series, today’s post is the second half of the AudNet view of buying groups for Audiologists.  Last week, David Smriga explored “Can buying groups save Audiology?”  He’s joined today by fellow guest contributor and AudNet owner John Zeigler (see bios at end of post).  They take on three questions that define, and…

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Drilling Down into the DNA of Buying Groups

Editor’s Note:  David Smriga is Hearing Economics’ guest contributor this week.  He brings new views and more data to the ongoing discussion of hearing aid buying groups.   As noted, buying groups are not new but they’re getting renewed interest and scrutiny as hearing aid distribution channels continue to change rapidly.      I read…

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