Give the People What They Want, Part 2

“Signal & Noise” is a bimonthly column by Brian Taylor, AuD. Products and services that work relatively well for 25% of adults with hearing loss do not effectively address the wants and needs of the other 75%. The price and process of obtaining them are not in alignment with the needs of many. (paraphrased from…

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We Have No One to Blame But Ourselves

“Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD. As you have likely heard, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has issued a report that, if its recommendations are put into effect, will likely have a significant impact on the consumer electronics and hearing health care industries in general,…

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Today’s Hearing Aid Buyers, Part 2

  Jerry Northern continues his analysis of the New Hearing Aid Consumer, a newcomer with more expectations and sophistication than buyers of the past.  Today, Dr. Northern covers the dizzying array of technological features confronting those consumers as they attempt their due diligence. As usual, Northern’s writing is user-friendly.  His examples and use of Audiologists’…

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Today’s Hearing Aid Buyers

  This week’s post, the 184th post published at Hearing Economics, is written by Dr. Jerry Northern, who returns for another round in the guest contributor ring.  As usual, his timing is perfect.  Hearing Health Matters! is celebrating two milestones today — our millionth page read and our 500,000th unique reader.  What better way to…

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With a Tale, Forsooth, Northey Cameth Unto Us

The Tom Northey series concludes today, wrapping up his 2000 treatise forecasting the future of our profession.1 He foresaw systematic changes headed straight at us and anticipated questions and issues that would rain down upon us.   Northey predicted a world of Audiology survivors and losers,  advised Audiologists to look beyond hearing aids for survival strategies, and gave Audiologists common-sense recommendations which we…

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