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Will Another Year of Disruption Lead to Unity Among Hearing Professionals? Not Likely, But it Should!

By Michael Collins, AuD   My fellow hearing professionals, disruption is at our doorstep. I doubt that most of you would have thought just a few short years ago that our industry would be turned on its head in such a short amount of time by the likes of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS),…

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Does Medicine Need Audiology? Part 1

By Mike Metz A friend recently asked me for an audiology referral because he had a unilateral hearing problem along with some other rather vague symptoms.  I sent him on but then began thinking of the differences in audiology now versus audiology in years past. Many audiologists work in a medical office setting, overseen by…

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The Service Component: Should We Really Embrace Industry Disruption? Part 2

Dr. Abrams continues his discussion on the disruptive forces facing the audiology and hearing aid industry   In Part 1, I introduced the concept of the service component of industry disruption; that is, we need to think beyond the price and delivery model of the product if we hope to address the issues raised by…

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The Service Component: Should We Really Embrace Industry Disruption?

By Harvey Abrams, PhD In Kim Cavitt’s recent post, she argues that the disruptive forces facing our industry and profession can have the potential to positively impact accessibility to and affordability of hearing healthcare. I hope she’s right. When most of us think about disruptive forces these days, our minds understandably turn to products, specifically…

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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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