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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Audiology Worldnews: Sales and acquisitions within the international AudioNova network

In early February 2016, Bloomberg business reported on rumors that claimed the investment fund that owns AudioNova, HAL Trust, was considering selling the retail network. However, sales of centers along with various acquisitions by the AudioNova group have recently taken place across Europe. These structural changes look less like a sell-off than a strategic repositioning…

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Beltone Redux: Welcome to the Hotel California

For over a decade, Beltone Electronics Corp wandered in the wilderness in search of the land of milk and honey as it transitioned from private to public ownership.   Today’s post is the finale, in which Beltone resists reinventing itself as one more cog in the long, fascinating history of the Great Northern juggernaut.1  Romancing history, you can…

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http://www.newportboardgroup.com/no-mans-land-and-beyond/bid/169473/5-Predictions-for-Private-Companies-in-2013

Beltone, a Very Private Company

“As to why fictitious asset frauds are promulgated, that awaits a future post, along with other fascinating questions having to do with the nature of Beltone itself – a mysterious entity for sure – and how on earth it became a GN Resound minion (or not).” (previous post) As the beginning of the End of…

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http://www.thinkadvisor.com/2015/09/08/sec-fines-bankrate-15m-for-accounting-fraud

Accounting 202: Fraud in the Corporate World and at Beltone

Corporate management fraud ranks among the FBI’s highest criminal priorities. So concluded last week’s post on the Beltone accounting fraud.  Sad to say, large-scale corporate fraud is thriving in the healthcare sector, on a scale that dwarfs the paltry $22M (US) Beltone write-down by GN Resound. In the US alone, the FBI ended 2011 in pursuit of 726…

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