U.S. Hearing Aid Market

Who in the U.S. Hearing Aid Market is Purchasing Hearing Aids?   It is common knowledge that hearing aid manufacturers, especially the Big Six, have been purchasing and operating their own hearing aid sales stores, significantly reducing the numbers operated by independent dispensers.  The market consists of both a private (approximately 79%) and public sector (approximately 21%),…

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Independent Hearing Aid Dispenser Directions

The Independent Hearing Aid Dispenser   Last week’s post reported on the evolving hearing aid retail landscape, and specifically that of the independent dispenser.  Most notably, the emergence of chain retail (such as Costco), the growth of hearing aid manufacturer company owned stores, and the VA has contributed to the 10% decline in independent hearing…

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