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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Audiologists: Don’t Shoot the PCAST Messenger

Editor’s note:  As public policy recommendations continue to fan the flames of hearing healthcare disruption, stakeholders of all persuasions enter the fray and take positions.  In today’s post, Michael Metz, PhD (a self-confessed contrarian) suggests that hearing healthcare providers should look to errors and excesses of our profession when assigning blame, rather than shooting 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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