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Evidence of Emerging Technologies as a Treatment Option for Mild-to-Moderate Hearing Loss

by David Maidment, PhD In August 2017, President Trump signed into law the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Reauthorization Act, which included the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act. The primary intention of the Act is to improve accessibility and affordability to hearing healthcare in adults with mild to moderate hearing loss. The FDA has one…

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Ear Device Patents in May 2019

Your Own Little Lab   Ear real estate continues to attract health technology innovations in search of a place to tuck in and work efficiently, uninterrupted. EarLens patents #10284964 & 10292601 are riding that trend with a customized ear canal hearable/wearable system that has a quiet little laboratory churning away in the background 24/7.  Equipped…

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The Economic Realities of Tomorrow’s Independent Hearing Health Practice: Part 1

by Dave Smirga, MA, and Greg Frazier, PhD, AuD What makes owning and operating an independent hearing health practice financially successful?  The simplistic answer would be “when the practice makes more money than it spends.”  Through the nineties and even through the early 2000’s, the engine that could be relied on to deliver this equation…

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