As hearing industry seeks a new wireless standard for hearing aids, t-coil advocates say not so fast

Since this post was originally published on April 30, it has drawn a number of thoughtful and provocative comments, which follow the main text.  This revised post also contains a response from Jan Topholm, a prominent EHIMA member,  to a query that I sent him in writing the original post.   By David H. Kirkwood…

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Employee accused of stealing $1 million in hearing aids before being laid off

PLYMOUTH, MN–When a man who had worked in a Rexton hearing aid manufacturing facility here for 25 years learned that he was going to be laid off in six months, he prepared for unemployment by stealing $1 million worth of hearing aids and related products, such as remote controls and battery chargers. So says the…

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Costco says its hearing aid business is growing fast

ISSAQUAH, WA–While it may not bring joy to its competitors’ hearts, Costco reports that its hearing aid business is growing fast. Interviewed for an online article published in Bloomberg Business Week on July 11, Richard Chavez, a senior VP at Costco, said that over the past four years its hearing aid sales have grown by an…

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