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Price Functions in the US Retail Hearing Aid Market, Part 2

by Holly Hosford-Dunn, PhD & Amyn Amlani, PhD   Average Sale Price of hearing aids in the US retail market (ASP) grew at the rate of inflation from 2004-2011, peaked in price in 2012 and declined each year thereafter. At no time has ASP ever hit $6K/set, no matter how many times that anchor price gets…

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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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Barriers? We Don’t Got No Stinking Barriers!

“There are no barriers [that discourage new entrants to the hearing aid industry].  New entrants simply have to comply with regulations intended to safeguard our patients. This excerpt from a recent post on the PCAST report gives pause, prompting switching of hats from Audiologist to Economist. Though Hearing Economics has written on market barriers before,…

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Audiology Worldnews: Sales and acquisitions within the international AudioNova network

In early February 2016, Bloomberg business reported on rumors that claimed the investment fund that owns AudioNova, HAL Trust, was considering selling the retail network. However, sales of centers along with various acquisitions by the AudioNova group have recently taken place across Europe. These structural changes look less like a sell-off than a strategic repositioning…

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Hearing Aids and Hearables: A Natural Pairing

These are the best of times and the worst of times, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us. (channeling Dickens for Audiologists) Audiologists may agree that we are living in extreme times.  It’s gratifying to practice our profession in the “communication obsessed 2000s” (Ridley, 2010), with ear-level devices at hand as the obvious…

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