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Buying the Stairway…to Hearing

By Amyn Amlani and Holly Hosford-Dunn There’s a lady who’s sure All that glitters is gold And she’s buying a stairway to…[hearing]. We’re recalling the lyrics to Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven, as an inspiration for our series of posts on pricing.  In Part 3 of our series of blogs on pricing that commenced in…

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An Imperfectly Designed System for the Times

by Harvey Abrams, PhD.   “Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD.   If your time to you Is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ Or you’ll sink like a stone (Bob Dylan)   In a recent post  (in response to the PCAST report and pending FDA decision on creating a…

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“I HAVE A DREAM”, REVISITED

Downstream Consequences of Aging is a bi-monthly series written by guest columnist Barbara Weinstein, PhD.  Today she dreams about Hearables and unbundling as a way to recover our calling as a rehab profession with our patients at the forefront.    In her piece in the New York Times titled, No Hearing Aid? Some Gizmos Offer Alternative…

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Price Functions in the US Wholesale Hearing Aid Market, part 2

Real Price at retail isn’t rising in general and is actually falling for Premium products.  Something similar but even more dramatic is happening on the wholesale level. So concluded last week’s post and is the jumping off place today.   Average Wholesale Price Functions   Average wholesale Price of hearing aids increased faster than inflation1…

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Waiting for the Second Shoe (of Three) to Drop

“Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD.   Before we get started, a disclaimer: This post will name names – hearing aid products, a health insurance company, and hearing health care benefit programs. I have no financial or non-financial interests in any of the products/companies mentioned except as a subscriber to…

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