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Who Should I Buy My Hearing Aids From?

  This is an interesting question that each person with a hearing loss asks.  If not the person with the hearing loss, then surely a family member such as a daughter or son asks the question.  It is a larger question than just googling an audiologist or hearing aid dispenser.  There are many considerations: convenience to…

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That Great PR Agency in the Sky…..

The Report… I finally forced myself to read the PCAST report on assistive hearing devices that was released last week.  Given how grumpy I was about the video summary of the study which I discussed in my last column, I knew it was going to be a difficult read – and I was right.  It’s hard…

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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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Brenda Battat: A great act to follow

By David H. Kirkwood Last year, following Brenda Battat’s announcement that she would be retiring in 2013 as executive director of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), that organization sent out a press release about its search for her successor. It stated that applicants for the job should be “visionary, dynamic, diplomatic, highly competent,…

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