More Stinkin’ Barriers, part 2

There are no barriers that discourage new entrants to the hearing aid industry  (previous post at HHTM) Today’s Econ 202 post continues its contrarian ways by scaling barriers of varying sizes in the US hearing aid manufacturing and delivery system.   Part 1 itemized regulatory requirements for manufacturers, audiologists and providers which pose varying structural challenges to new entries, compared…

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Is There a Prince in the Wings?

2014 was a milestone year for the hearing instrument industry. Today’s post is a milestone, too.  It’s the holiday season,  the 200th post to appear in Hearing Economics, and also the last of the fluffy, sensationalized Siemens fairy tale series with lots of pictures. With all the stars in alignment, Hearing Economics is celebrating by…

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Once Upon a Time There Was a Princess Named Siemens

It’s the holiday season, a time when Hearing Economics loves to tell stories, speculate, mix metaphors, and downright fantasize about the once and future hearing devices market.  This and several future posts will keep the tradition alive, by telling a fast-paced, glittering tale of Siemens and those who wanted her at almost any price, or…

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Steps for Selling Successful Hearing Aid Practices

Grant Smith returns to finish his post series on selling practices.  Last post was focused on the psychological considerations that precede all sales, where owners must recognize and weigh the opportunity cost of the choice to sell.  Without addressing those considerations early and thoroughly, owners run the real and literal risk of dying to sell,…

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Selling Hearing Aid Practices — The Psychological View

Grant Smith is blogging today at Hearing Economics.  Previously, he blogged in Hearing Views on the importance of hearing professionals differentiating themselves to today’s hearing aid consumer.   Grant has worn many hats in the hearing aid industry, one being to broker hearing aid sales and acquisitions.  It is in that role that he writes…

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