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US Hearing Device Patents for April and May 2014

It’s patent time again, when Hearing Economics shares its exciting list of new patent approvals in the hearing aid world.  Or should we say hearing device world, or maybe just audio world?  The list gets longer each time and the applications wider.  Near field, in the traditional hearing aid sense, is evaporating as communications/software manufacturers such…

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Costco and Phonak: Much Ado About Nothing?

Inquiring minds want to know about the imminent Phonak-Costco partnership. HHTM readership soared last week after David Kirkwood  reported corporate confirmation of the deal and Hearing Economics began sorting the deal’s rumors from reality. Elsewhere, web-based professional and social media rapidly filled with Audiologists’ tears of betrayal, stories of heartbreak, fear and growing outrage. Readers will want…

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Bundle Bundle Toil and Trouble

The last few posts in the Pricing series measured the spans separating wholesale and retail pricing of hearing aids.  The purpose was not to give away trade secrets; rather to reduce trade secrecy in order to pursue rational explanations of hearing aid pricing.   For that, we need real data rather than shrouded speculation, which…

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Wholesale Hearing Aid Pricing – Is It On the Level?

Today picks up on a series begun in response to a headline-grabbing proclamation by a manufacturing CEO: “‘The hearing aid industry uses every new thing … to raise prices.” To which Hearing Economics posed rhetorical questions and slowly began addressing them:  What is the basis for making such a claim?  Are claims like this true or do…

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Smartphone Control Apps for Hearing Devices: The Science

 Hearing Economics is pleased to welcome back the Guest Contributors from Ear Machine for Part 2 of Smartphone Control Apps. Dianne spent 20 years at the University of Minnesota, teaching and doing research on hearing aids.  She was director of advanced research at a major hearing aid manufacturer, and for the past 10 years has…

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