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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Phonak, Costco, LiNX, MFi Hearing Aids: Rumors and Realities

Two long-rumored events became reality in the last week or so, both of which will likely have long-term effects on the practice of dispensing Audiology.  Both have already elicited large short-term effects in the chatter level and hand wringing departments of our profession. Phonak Rumors and Realities   The Rumor Mill Hearing Economics got an…

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Oh James, What’s a Centimillionaire?: 2001 Insider Trading Wrap-Up

“The future is already here; it’s just not evenly distributed.”{{1}}[[1]]William Gibson, science fiction author[[1]] 2011 was a BIG year for insider trading, centimillionaires{{2}}[[2]]At least $100 million[[2]], wire-taps, and hidden microphones.  Time to call in James Bond. Directors of Wall Street firms connived with hedge fund tycoons who were detained as flight risks and slammed with 11 year…

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Pricing Perspectives: A Cost-Oriented Pricing System

Hearing Economics is pleased to host a guest blogger this week, and I am even more pleased to take a week off.  This post is the first in what is hoped will be a series on various pricing strategies adopted by those in our field.  We invite others to submit posts describing their Pricing approaches.…

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Who Ya Gonna Serve: Shareholders or Stakeholders?

 If any investors believe that the SEC’s enforcement actions drove insider trading out of the markets, they are beyond mere legal help.{{1}}[[1]]http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/2010/04/is-insider-trading-bad-if-so-why.html[[1]] Back in April, we reported on possible insider trading in the hearing aid industry and promised some educational discussion of fiduciary duty and the stakeholder paradox in a follow-up post{{2}}[[2]]https://hearinghealthmatters.org/hearingeconomics/2011/hearing-aid-insider-trading-big-time-or-bush-league/[[2]].  It’s not stuff…

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