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Amyn Amlani Welcomed as New Editor of Hearing Economics; Brian Taylor Named HHTM Editor-In-Chief

TUCSON, ARIZONA — Effective this week, Amyn Amlani, PhD, has taken over the editorship of Hearing Economics, where every week he and guest contributors will share their opinions and perspectives on a wide range of subjects impacting the hearing industry. The news comes following the announcement that editor, and creator of Hearing Economics, Holly Hosford-Dunn…

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Like past years, OTC was Hot Topic in 2017, Plus Bon Voyage to Holly and Wayne

Except for politics and earmold venting, there is not a more contentious topic among hearing care professionals than the re-regulation of hearing aids. Upon second thought, the re-regulation of hearing aids is wholly a political issue, and it’s a topic that Hearing News Watch has covered for more than two years. Twenty-seventeen marked the third…

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Academy to Honor Several at Upcoming Convention

PHOENIX, ARIZONA — In addition to HHTM’s very own Dr. Wayne Staab receiving the prestigious Samuel F. Lybarger Award for Achievements in Industry, several other notable individuals will be receiving awards when the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) holds its annual AudiologyNow convention next week in Phoenix.   Jerger Award for Research in Audiology: Ruth A.…

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Starkey Upheaval – Could This Lead to a Potential Sale?

Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from HHTM’s Editor-In-Chief, Wayne Staab, Ph.D., providing our readers with an interesting analysis of just who might be interested in Starkey Hearing Technologies in the event that the company becomes available for sale.  With the recent upheaval at Starkey Hearing Technologies, speculation has arisen about the climate for a potential sale.  The reason for…

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It wasn’t just a job: It was personal!

Dear Friends, As many of you have already read, I have retired from Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) after four extremely rewarding years as a founding editor. But before leaving the scene, I have some parting words for our readers, whom I have been writing for and about for longer than I could ever have…

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HHTM names Wayne Staab editor-in-chief, as David Kirkwood retires; Brian Taylor joins blog as news editor

  TUCSON, AZ—Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) has named Wayne Staab, PhD, a founding partner of the popular blog, as Editor-in-Chief effective today (June 1), succeeding David H. Kirkwood. Kirkwood, who was also a founding partner of HHTM, has retired after 42 years as an editor, including 25 years covering hearing health care. He…

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Section from Jerger’s “Audiology in the USA” makes its online debut on this blog

By David H. Kirkwood No one has done more to advance the field of audiology over the past half century than James Jerger. As a researcher, writer/editor, teacher, and founding president of the American Academy of Audiology, Jerger has played an outsized role in shaping the history of audiology and in preparing the profession to meet…

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