Not all States are Equal When It Comes to Costco and Audiologists

Last post in the Costco series initiated rudimentary analyses of hearing-related market growth in the US by comparing aggregate variables in the top 25 states ranked by Costco presence (“Top” states) versus the lower 25 states (“Bottom” states).  Top states exceeded Bottom states, in adjusted per capita measures (feature image).  Compared to Bottom states, the Top…

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Supply and Demand of Audiologists in the US, part 3

by Kelli Marquardt, BS (applied mathematics and economics)  Post 1 and post 2 described the model, identification strategy, and data. Today’s post summarizes the results of the estimation from a regression equation using year fixed effects.1,2 Specifically, a two stage linear regression analysis for supply and demand is used: Stage 1: Estimates of wage by…

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Supply and Demand of Audiologists in the US, Part 2

by Kelli Marquardt, BS (applied mathematics and economics)   On-going research on determinants of the labor market for audiologists is summarized in this series. The model was developed in Part 1. Data, data sources, and summary statistics are described in today’s post. Analyses used a panel data set with observations for each US state and…

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Supply and Demand of Audiologists in the US

by Kelli Marquardt, BS (applied mathematics and economics)  The supply of audiologists in the US is not on track to cover the rising demand in the next 30 years (Windmill & Freeman, 2013, 2017).  This post summarizes on-going economic analyses in a pilot study of the US market for audiologists. The study goals are to…

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The Costco Way: Ya Gotta Eat and Ya Oughta Hear

But ya don’t gotta see an audiologist to hear better, if you do it the Costco Way.  That Way is putting pressure on the traditional medical model of hearing aid dispensing, which is under siege from all quarters — Big Boxes, Internet, PSAPs, OTC legislation, Hearables — and is not likely to sustain in its…

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