Back to the Future, Part V: The Sheer Volume of It

Editor’s note:  This series follows predictions by Lars Kolind[1] in the 1990s.   Post #1 considered Audiologists as retailers; Post #2 , Post #3 and Post #6 looked at effects of new forms of competition on retailing and independent practices; Post #4 and Post #5 looked at Big Manufacturers’ innovations and retail distribution of product.  Lars Kolind’s Prediction #V:  It will be increasingly difficult to base a hearing healthcare…

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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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