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What Makes You Think You Are Special?

Editor’s Note: OK, put on your seat belts and prepare for disruption, or at least one professional’s view of such.    By Geoffrey Cooling I read a recent commentary at the Hearing Review a few weeks ago and frankly it made me giggle a bit. In fact, it made me giggle a lot. In essence, it said that…

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Business of Hearing Healthcare: Establishing Yourself as the Authority

By Geoff Cooling It seems that on a regular basis something happens that gives the field of Audiology pause for thought. In recent times it has been confirmed that heavyweight Samsung will soon enter into our industry. This has been known for some time, but the point of entry was up for debate, but now…

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The PCAST Report and How it Could Harm Patients — Part 2

Editor’s Note: Today’s post continues a discussion by Virginia Ramachandran, AuD, PhD, and Brad Stach, PhD, offering their view on how the recommendations of the PCAST report could actually harm, rather than help, hearing impaired patients. Consumer Access to Hearing Aids   In 2009, Dr. Christine Cassel, the co-chair of the PCAST Hearing Technologies, co-authored an article in…

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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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Audiology Colleagues and Friends Mourn Passing of Michael Nehr, PSAP Pioneer

Editor’s Note: In a departure from our regular Hearing Disruptions series, we bring readers a special post today, penned by Barry Freeman, PhD, on the passing of Michael Nehr– a person whose story everyone in the hearing industry should know.   By Barry Freeman, PhD Audiology lost a dear friend and colleague last week with 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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