Thanksgiving for Audiologists

Professional networks and interaction are vital components of economic, professional and personal health.   Take a moment in this Thanksgiving week to appreciate how vital your colleagues are to the success of your practice and lifestyle.  It’s the one time you can combine economics and sentimentality, which I do every Thanksgiving.  The following is from…

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Location, Location, Location

Last week’s post gave a rambling answer to a Reader’s Question from Worried Mom asking about survival of private practice.  The Answer went down the old bricks-and-mortar path, consolidated into a set of reflections that I (jokingly) referred to as my  Unified Location Theory– 17 years in the making and no better now than it was…

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Back to the Future, Part 4: Pressure On the Middle

These posts follow up on predictions made by Lars Kolind in the late 1990s, published in the final chapter{{1}}[[1]]Jerger JJ, Skafte MD, Kolind L. The future of audiology practice management.  Chapter 21. In Hosford-Dunn H, Roeser R, & Valente, M. (2000). Audiology: Practice Management (1st Ed). NY:  Thieme. pp 481-490.[[1]] of Audiology: Practice Management (1st Ed, 2000).  Post…

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Double Your Prices: Are We Really a Boutique Profession?

Hearing Economics is pleased to welcome a Guest Blogger this week.  Brian Taylor‘s post is a natural follow-on to posts you’ve read here in the last two weeks discussing how and why traditional practitioners will use value adds to maintain and grow their practices in the midst of the online retail onslaught. Considering all the…

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