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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The Plural of Anecdote is NOT Data

by Harvey Abrams, PhD. “Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD. I participated in two events this week. One informed the other. The first event was the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Workshop held in Washington DC on April 18th. The other was the March for Science  which, in my current geographical…

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Please, No More Shoes!

by Harvey Abrams, PhD. “Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD. As we all know by now, the third shoe (or was it a boot) dropped with a loud thud heard ’round the industry. The FDA appears to be investigating the feasibility of creating a new category of basic hearing aids that…

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Best of Hearing Economics 2016, a Year of Surprises

Wouldn’t you know it? Harvey Abram’s Waiting for the Second Shoe (of Three) to Drop from last summer was one of the most-read posts in Hearing Economics in 2016.  Click on the link to read it, now that the FDA has dropped that 3rd shoe.  As a refresher, Dr Abram’s “2nd Shoe” post laid out the territory…

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The Well Being of Older Adults: The Role of Audiology

Downstream Consequences of Aging is a bi-monthly series written by guest columnist Barbara Weinstein, PhD. Today’s post is especially timely, coinciding with yesterday’s announcement of a bipartisan bill being introduced by U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) entitled the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2016 which aims to reduce cost and increase…

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