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MR. COSTCO, TEAR DOWN THAT WALL!

by Mike Metz, PhD   Consider the success of the “Big Box” sales of hearing aids. Costco alone has become the second largest dispensing entity of hearing instruments in the US, and just lowered the cost of their premium Kirkland 7.0 instruments.  What do you suppose is their return-for-credit rate?  No matter which of the…

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earVenture – Part 2

earVenture – Part 2 Interview with Delain Wright Continued   During the past few weeks, much focus and discussion has been on the business venture between IntriCon Inc. and the ADA (Academy of Doctors of Audiology), called earVenture. Wayne Staab of HHTM (Hearing Health and Technology Matters) contacted Delain Wright, Vice President of Business Development for…

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earVenture – IntriCon and ADA

Interview with Delain Wright of IntriCon – Part I During the past few weeks, much focus and discussion has been on the business venture between IntriCon Inc. and the ADA (Academy of Doctors of Audiology), called earVenture.  Dr. Wayne Staab of HHTM (Hearing Health and Technology Matters) contacted Delain Wright, Vice President of Business Development…

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Hearing Loss Amplification Needs

Approaches to Solving Unmet Needs of the Hearing Impaired ‘Down Under’ – Part 2   The hearing aid industry in the US has come under renewed criticism recently for failing to meet the unmet hearing loss amplification needs of all categories of individuals having hearing difficulty issues.  The major issues at stake relate and unmet need of the…

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Removing Barriers to Hearing Care in Australia

  Editor’s Note:  Often, hearing professionals’ views of hearing rehabilitation is influenced by their exposure to those issues within a given locale, district, region, or those presented by a hearing professional organization.  As such, the belief is that what is taking place, is unique to them.  But, is it?  Are barriers to hearing care the…

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Boundary Areas Between PSAPs and Hearing Aids, Part 1

This is first in the Device Disruptions series edited by Richard Einhorn. Editor’s Note:  In the 70’s, Mead Killion, PhD, ScD (hon), urged high sound quality for hearing aids when hardly anyone else cared, let alone understood, its crucial importance. He is the inventor of the legendary K-Amp, the Digi-K, the QuickSin, some of the…

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