http://chicksinthehuddle.com/2012/04/24/anonymous-sources-can-suck-it-says-anonymous-source/

Siemens: Deep Throats Shout it Out

The last Siemens post drew a number of comments, not all complimentary but all useful to the burning question of “What’s up with Siemens?”  In economic-speak, there is a shortage of facts and a surplus of speculation in the air and on my desk.  Today, Hearing Economics turns the microphone over to well-informed industry insiders…

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http://www.forbes.com/companies/sonova-holding/

Siemens Files for Divorce (again)

“The Past, Present and Future walked into a bar. It was tense.”  time warp in a bar  Hearing Economics hit its stride by writing a 21-post series involving Siemens back in the good old HearUSA days of 2011.  You’d think that would be enough, but stray remnants kept trickling in, getting buried on the desk, cluttering up…

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Hearing Aid Buying Groups Differ in Their DNA

Dale Thorstad, today’s guest contributor, offers a brief history and overview of buying groups in the hearing aid industry. It’s hard to remember the names of the groups, much less whom they work with and whom they represent.  Buying groups have been around for years, but  they are experiencing revived interest, scrutiny, and hype following…

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http://fwooshflix.com/2012/10/hallowpalooza-invasion-of-the-body-snatchers-1978

Costco and Phonak: Much Ado About Nothing?

Inquiring minds want to know about the imminent Phonak-Costco partnership. HHTM readership soared last week after David Kirkwood  reported corporate confirmation of the deal and Hearing Economics began sorting the deal’s rumors from reality. Elsewhere, web-based professional and social media rapidly filled with Audiologists’ tears of betrayal, stories of heartbreak, fear and growing outrage. Readers will want…

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You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby: Hearing Device Patents in November-December 2013

Let’s launch the New Year with an exciting list of new patent approvals, in the tradition of previous posts, continuing the momentum started by E.G. Hyde in 1855 with the first US hearing aid patent (#12,951 shown above). If “exciting” doesn’t sound like  the right word, how about “contentious” or at least  “competitive”?  The numbers…

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