History of Hearing Aid Dispensing – V

Our last blog on this topic brought hearing aid dispensing practices into the early 1970s.  Audiologists were primarily engaged in evaluation of hearing and for some, evaluating and recommending hearing aids to the dealer for the fit and sale.  However, the seeds of discourse over the role of audiologists relative to hearing aids had been…

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History of Hearing Aid Dispensing – IV

When it Rains, it Pours As if the events discussed in my previous posts were not enough, this time period (the 1970s) coincided with “renegade” and “unethical” audiologists talking about selling (sanitized by referring to this as “dispensing”) hearing aids for profit, and both the dispensing and audiological communities working to legitimize (protect their turf)…

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