The Big Six and the Hearing Professional: Best Frenemies?

By Kevin Liebe, AuD It’s a rather complicated relationship that audiologists and other hearing professionals have with the hearing aid industry. Some may even call us frenemies. The term frenemy is used to refer to: either an enemy pretending to be a friend or someone who really is a friend, but is also a rival.…

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Why our waiting rooms are so empty, and what you can do to fill them up

By Brian Taylor I really enjoyed Jerry Northern’s recent article posted on A.U Bankaitis’s blog. If you haven’t read it, I urge you to do so. As the title of his post suggests, it is indeed time for us to “wake up” and collectively embrace a future filled with disruptive innovations–many of which will undoubtedly force…

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Blog editors debate hearing aid prices and other issues: Second of two parts

  Last week on Hearing Views, several of my fellow editors at HearingHealthMatters.org responded to my request for their thoughts on  BioAid, “a free mobile app,” that, according to the university where it was developed, “turns an iPhone or iPod into a hearing aid that could revolutionize the future for people with hearing loss.” The…

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Will a phone app replace hearing aids? Blog editors discuss the changing outlook for hearing aid technology

As editor of the Hearing News Watch blog, I am constantly finding items online heralding some breakthrough in technology that will render traditional hearing aids obsolete. Typically, it is said that these new devices will cost a small fraction of what today’s hearing aids sell for. What’s more, they will not require users to get…

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