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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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Phonak, Costco, LiNX, MFi Hearing Aids: Rumors and Realities

Two long-rumored events became reality in the last week or so, both of which will likely have long-term effects on the practice of dispensing Audiology.  Both have already elicited large short-term effects in the chatter level and hand wringing departments of our profession. Phonak Rumors and Realities   The Rumor Mill Hearing Economics got an…

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Oh James, What’s a Centimillionaire?: 2001 Insider Trading Wrap-Up

“The future is already here; it’s just not evenly distributed.”{{1}}[[1]]William Gibson, science fiction author[[1]] 2011 was a BIG year for insider trading, centimillionaires{{2}}[[2]]At least $100 million[[2]], wire-taps, and hidden microphones.  Time to call in James Bond. Directors of Wall Street firms connived with hedge fund tycoons who were detained as flight risks and slammed with 11 year…

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Read This and Weep: Unraveling HearUSA, part 13

HearUSA showed a profit in each year from 2001 to 2003 based on the aggregate individual office production and expenses.  HearUSA could have started retiring some of its debt.  Instead, with HEARx management now firmly holding HearUSA reins, executive compensation{{1}}[[1]]At least $1.29 million for the top four offices in 2003. For that year,  Dr. Brown…

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