Mirror, Mirror: Who Is Audiology’s Greatest Enemy of All?

And Our Greatest Enemy Is…Facing Back at Us in the Mirror By Michael Collins, AuD I read the 4-week Perfect Storm Series, by Jerry Northern, that ran this past fall at Hearing Views, with great interest. Ultimately, Dr. Northern’s analysis into many of the ills that plague our profession today should resonate with most audiologists–especially those in private…

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Don’t Buy the Hype: Wind Turbines Do Not Impact Human Health

Editor’s Note: Today’s post, by Gabe Elsner, is in response to the 3-part series on the Adverse Health Effects of Wind Turbines, by Jerry Punch, Ph.D. & Richard James, INCE, BME. Mr. Elsner was invited to share his opposing views on the controversial subject of the health impact from industrial wind turbines.{{1}}[[1]]Punch & James provide…

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Perfect Storm: Understanding Today’s Hearing Aid Buyer

Last week Dr. Northern weighed in on the viability of Audiology as a profession in the previous posts in the series. Today he looks at what Audiologists are facing right now{{1}}[[1]]Readers are also encouraged to read Tom Northey’s predictions of Audiology’s future.[[1]]and sets his sights on consumers who may, or may not, purchase hearing aids from Audiologists.…

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Perfect Storm: The Unraveling of Hearing Healthcare Delivery: Part II

Dr. Jerry Northern returns as guest contributor this week to review a number of converging factors that threaten the viability of Audiology as a profession. The factors emanate from the rapid transition of hearing aid distribution from a medical model toward the electronic commodity market, as he discussed last week. Specific solutions are in short supply,…

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