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Coffee Enhanced Audiology: Drink to Your Wealth

International Coffee Day, September 29, is when Economists and entrepreneurs give it up to openly worship Productivity by coffee proxy.  Services are open to all Audiologists. Hearing Economics’ annual coffee celebration commences today by ferreting out caffeine/coffee connections to our pursuit of Audiology success and prosperity, saving health and happiness for next week. Success and…

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For Whom the Bell Tolls: 101 Cash Flow Ways to Kill Your Practice

If a business is constantly struggling with its bottom line, this could create long-term problems from which it might not recover.   How dreary.  I promise to move to more upbeat topics soon. But for now, it’s Cash Flow problems–shorthand for “constantly struggling with the bottom line.”  Cash Flow was discussed in general last week…

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Are Hearing Aids Getting Pricier?

“The hearing aid industry uses every new thing, like digital or a new algorithm, to raise prices.”  CEO of a manufacturer of low-cost, app-smart hearing aids. Really?  Is the hearing aid industry conniving and villainous to consumers?  Do hearing aids really cost $6000/pair? If so, why has that rule of thumb stayed constant for a…

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A New, Renewable Hearing Aid Market for Hallowe’en

Zombies are a value stock. They are wordless and oozing and brain dead, but they’re an ever-expanding market with no glass ceiling. Zombies are a target-rich environment, literally and figuratively.{{1}}[[1]] Why Modern Life Feels Rather Undead[[1]] No doubt about it, zombies are a target market for a number of goods and services, but one that Audiologists have thus…

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Making Economic Complements of Hearing Health, Healthy Living, and Coffee Drinking

The world observes National Coffee Day on September 29.  England (obviously the most Advanced Country in the World) gives coffee a full week of festivities, adulation and celebrations in April. Throughout the year, there are whole cultures and religions (e.g., coffee kosherology)  actively working on coffee, exploring the finer points of Starbucks on websites, examining its Official Guidelines and loyalty programs.  South…

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