Hearing Aid Dispensing – IX

Attempts to Control Hearing Aid Sales Costs at the Federal Level Medicare Influence on Hearing Aid Dispensing System In 1978, the House Ways and Means Committee approved a change in Medicare law to delete the requirement that a physician prescribe the plan of treatment for speech-impaired Medicare beneficiaries.  A subcommittee of this Committee proposed extending…

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Hearing Aid Manufacturing Winds of Change

The Winds of Change at the Hearing Aid Manufacturing Level – Historical Events   In one of my previous blogs I described the transition of audiologists from being non-ethical for selling hearing aids, to going to legal and ethical if not sold for profit, and then essentially overnight to legal and ethical to sell hearing aids.  Certainly,…

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