Does Medicine Need Audiology? Part 1

By Mike Metz A friend recently asked me for an audiology referral because he had a unilateral hearing problem along with some other rather vague symptoms.  I sent him on but then began thinking of the differences in audiology now versus audiology in years past. Many audiologists work in a medical office setting, overseen by…

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2016: Will it be the Year of the Disruption? Gosh, I Hope So.

By Kim Cavitt, AuD So, did my provocative title get you to keep reading?  Please say yes because it is important for readers to learn more about the disruptive forces at play in our industry. Unlike many contributors before me, I see the audiology and hearing aid industry differently.  I do not fear the disruption.…

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Multichannel Hearing Aid Pricing, part 2

Pricing hearing aids by the number of channels is a common but flawed strategy, based on the erroneous assumption that increasing the number of channels will consistently provide listeners with improved aided performance. Speech-recognition performance does not always improve as a function of number of channels, as discussed in part 1.  In part 2  Amyn Amlani,…

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