http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/15/arts/design/hudson-yards-own-social-climbing-stairway.html?ref=todayspaper

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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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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Mucking Around with Hearing Aid Price, Again

by Holly Hosford-Dunn, PhD and Amyn Amlani,PhD   The Pricing series revs up for a multi-year update today, just in time to get in on the PCAST and IOM action of recent days and await signs from the FDA.  In 2013, the announced intent was to “dive down and muck around with Price to test…

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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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A Siemens Divestment Could Renew Market Competition

Amyn M. Amlani, PhD, is today’s guest blogger at Hearing Economics.  Dr. Amlani’s work is a rare combination of Audiology and Economics which has moved our profession forward and expanded our thinking in recent years.  He first introduced us to the concept of Price Elasticity of Demand back in 2007. Dr. Amlani continues to walk…

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