Thanksgiving for Audiologists

Professional networks and interaction are vital components of economic, professional and personal health.   Take a moment in this Thanksgiving week to appreciate how vital your colleagues are to the success of your practice and lifestyle.  It’s the one time you can combine economics and sentimentality, which I do every Thanksgiving.  The following is from…

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Hearing Economics Hits the Century Mark and Contemplates the Meaning of Life

Hearing Economics has clawed its way to the 100-post peak today, a dubious achievement signifying either celebration or an urgent need to jump off and get a life.  A third option is to figure out the meaning of life by writing yet another post.  The following are weird, funny, disconcerting, or just plain embarrassing items…

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Call of the Wild — Who Serves Patients in Remote Areas?

Today’s post comes from Guest Editor Ryan Kalef, an Audiologist practicing in the Greater Vancouver area of BC (see his bio at the end of this post). It describes the economic conundrum of providing services in scarcely populated areas in Canada and Government policy innovations put in place in one province, but not another.   The post…

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IntriCon Corp, part 2: What, Who, How and Where?

 WHAT is ItriCon?    IntriCon Corp describes itself as a “manufacturing OEM.” For the uninitiated (like me) OME stands for “Original Equipment Manufacturer.”  An OEM manufactures parts and finished products which it sells to other companies, which in turn use the parts and sell the purchased products under their own brand names.  IntriCon further describes…

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Back to the Future, Part 4: Pressure On the Middle

These posts follow up on predictions made by Lars Kolind in the late 1990s, published in the final chapter{{1}}[[1]]Jerger JJ, Skafte MD, Kolind L. The future of audiology practice management.  Chapter 21. In Hosford-Dunn H, Roeser R, & Valente, M. (2000). Audiology: Practice Management (1st Ed). NY:  Thieme. pp 481-490.[[1]] of Audiology: Practice Management (1st Ed, 2000).  Post…

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