The New Healthcare Consumer

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”  –Charles Darwin (1809)   By Donald Hayes, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Research, Unitron The information age, like the agricultural and industrial revolutions that marked transition periods before it, has provided humanity with new tools.…

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Avoiding Clinical Blind Spots with Good Audiology

by Brian Taylor, AuD “Signal & Noise” is a bimonthly column by Brian Taylor, AuD.   Over the past two years, since the now infamous PCAST report calling for the creation of a category of products sold directly to consumers, there has been seemingly non-stop chatter and deliberation about the roles and responsibilities of audiologists in…

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Audiologists Not Immune to Dunning-Kruger Effect

When everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.  Gen. George Patton If you’re the smartest person in the room, find another room. Michael Dell (Forbes magazine) “As God has said, and I think he’s right…”  Margaret Thatcher   Dunning and Kruger were the first to systematically investigate unconscious incompetence and report their findings in the…

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But Wait…There’s More! (Part 1)

“Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD.   As widely reported, President Donald Trump signed the FDA Reauthorization Act into law on August 18th. As part of this law, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is directed to create and regulate a new category of hearing aids that can be sold…

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Emily Blunt Calling, Courtesy of Samsung

  Samsung phone and washer technologies exploded in 2016, but and not in a good way.  Thankfully, those technologies didn’t show up in hearing aids because Samsung has yet to enter the FDA-approved US hearing aid market, despite strong expectations that it would do so in 2016. That hasn’t stopped Samsung from its end run…

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