Selling hearing aids direct to consumer: The debate continues

  We will undoubtedly see many innovative changes in how hearing aids and personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) are manufactured and distributed in the coming decades. So wrote Dennis Van Vliet on October 24, 2011, soon after hiHealthInnovations  announced plans to provide hearing aids directly to consumers rather than through licensed practitioners. The news generated…

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There’s a right to hear or not to hear, but none to deny another’s right to hear

Editors Note: This post was originally posted February 2012. By David H. Kirkwood Two recent posts at Hearing Views addressed basic rights related to hearing health care: the right to have access to hearing care technology and services and the right not to use that access.   “AN ESSENTIAL HEALTH BENEFIT” The February 8 Hearing…

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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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Exploring the Business of Hearing Healthcare Part 2

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is Part 2 of Geoffrey Cooling’s take on the Business of Hearing Healthcare. Products & Services List all the products and services your value proposition is built around. Which products and services do you offer that help your customer get either a functional, social, or emotional job done, or help him/her satisfy…

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