The PCAST Report and How it Could Harm Patients

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to us by Virginia Ramachandran, AuD, PhD, and Brad Stach, PhD, offering their view of how the recommendations of the PCAST report could actually harm, rather than help, hearing impaired patients.   Audiology Perspective When we think of hearing aid care, we think of our patients–the vast majority of whom are…

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Market Forces Battle Barriers in the Hearing Device Market, Part 4

The Hearing Disruptions series seeks to cover the rapid changes taking place in hearing healthcare. Today’s post is culled from recent topics presented to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Committee on Accessible and Affordable Hearing Health Care for Adults.   Holly Hosford-Dunn, Ph.D.  Presented at the June 30 IOM meeting regarding hearing aid availability (click here…

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PSAP and Hearable Market Encroachment, Part 2

The Hearing Disruptions series seeks to cover the rapid changes taking place in hearing healthcare. Today’s post is culled from recent topics presented to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Committee on Accessible and Affordable Hearing Health Care for Adults.     Hearables:  Hype and Market Entry Holly Hosford-Dunn, Ph.D.  Presented at the June 30 IOM meeting…

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