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An Audiologist’s Guide to Responding to Professional Threats

by Kim Cavitt, AuD Many audiology practice owners are concerned about the future.  The perceived threats to private practice, such as third-party administrators/provider networks, over the counter/direct to consumer hearing aids, big box retailers, and insurance policies and reimbursement appear to paralyze many and instill anger in others.   There are opportunities that can emerge from…

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Moving Beyond the One-Size Fits-All Hearing Aid Instruction Booklet Requires a Different Kind of Customization

By Brian Taylor, AuD, Editor-at-Large As providers gear up for the FDA’s codification of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, there is chatter on social media about how customization will remain a primary advantage of the delivery of care, in person, by licensed providers. Besides earmolds, of course, several acoustic parameters such as gain and compression have…

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