Phonak Move Has Audiology and Dispensing Community on Edge

If you’re a practicing audiologist or a hearing instrument specialist and haven’t heard the latest news that Phonak will begin distributing hearing aids through Costco beginning in April, then you’ve probably been living under a rock. In response to the latest announcement, Phonak says that Costco serves a different clientele from the average professional office…

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Focus on People Award recipients have inspiring stories

By David H. Kirkwood Several of the major hearing aid manufacturers and the non-profit organizations they fund do a lot of good work in the U.S. and overseas. For example, the Starkey Hearing Foundation has donated and fitted hundreds of thousands of hearing aids on people in countries all over the world. Hear the World,…

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Though the “Big Six” hearing aid makers are still intact, consolidation isn’t over in the hearing industry

By David H. Kirkwood A couple of weeks ago when I was attending the International Hearing Society Convention, I heard from a reliable source that William Demant, the parent company of Oticon among other hearing care companies, had recently purchased MedRx. Founded in 1994, this Florida-based company has grown into a leading manufacturer of hearing…

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