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Accounting 101: More Guts than Money

Numbers aren’t my love and I’m no accountant,  but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express once. That, plus owning a variety of Audiology practices, forced me to learn basic accounting.  All of us in private practice must clear the accounting hurdle. We can’t really know if our businesses are succeeding or failing without a…

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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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Cost Cutting Ideas for Small Practices, part 2

The first post in this series reminded readers why small firms have to come up with small but inventive cost-containment ideas to compete in competitive markets.  Idea #1 was to eliminate old expensive monitoring technology (security systems) and switch to inexpensive portable systems (smartphones with remote web cams).  Total estimated savings over 3 years (my…

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But That Would Still Be Wrong: Moral and Ethical Decisions in Hearing Healthcare

A few weeks ago, Hearing Economics ventured into Ethical territory — not a place Economists like to visit though it’s part of the job.  Nevertheless, we’re back in that quagmire of bad decisions, their effects on practices, and whether they are Moral Temptations or true Ethical Dilemmas.  The latter surface when there is a clash…

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