One Word: Elasticity

I really like your article and it certainly points out a key problem.  The only leverage the big 6 have is what we gave them. We need to all work together. The internet and baby boomers create an amazing opportunity but business as usual won’t cut it.  –  Private comment from a previous post And…

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You Say You Can Make a $100 Hearing Aid? Go Ahead!

Today’s post is from Guest Editor Harvey Abrams, PhD.  He picks up the hearing aid Pricing issue with a vengeance, continuing our ongoing discussion and economic analysis of Price in the industry.  The Starkey Hearing Blogs ran Dr Abram’s post on June 14, 2013 and graciously gave him permission to reformat and publish it at…

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Transitional AuD — The Good Ol’ Days

Tuition costs of AuD degrees at public and private schools were the topic of the first two posts in this series.  In the beginning, before residential programs, Transitional programs were the most widely used means to obtain an AuD, though they are now being phased out.  Today’s post summarizes their story and their costs. For…

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Student Loans Slow Economic Recovery — It’s Personal

It is a big social experiment that we’ve accidentally decided to engage in. Let’s send a whole class of people out into their professional lives with a negative net worth starting at minus tens of thousands of dollars. Those minus signs have psychological impact and a dollars-and-cents impact on what you can afford, too. {{1}}[[1]]Paraphrase of a…

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To Be or Not To Be an Audiologist

Investing in a doctoring degree in Audiology hinges on expectations and outcomes that should be anchored in real data.  We’re not there yet, but discussing it is a start.  Last week left off here:  it boils down to  doing a self-examination of expectations and anticipations in order to forecast whether the graduate degree is a…

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