Hearing Aid Dispensing – Part VII

This blog is a continuation of a series describing events that shaped hearing aid dispensing channels in the U.S. The last blog ended by stating that some audiologists decided to become engaged in the sale of hearing aids, with or without ASHA (American Speech and Hearing Association) sanctions. Unfair Practices Concerns Hearing aid dealers had been…

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History of Hearing Aid Dispensing – VI

ASHA Task Force Activity – Guidelines to Price Fixing Following passage of Resolution 13, the ASHA Task Force prepared proposed guidelines for the sale of hearing aids by audiologists titled: “Guidelines for Audiologists and Centers Engaged in the Dispensing of Hearing Aids” (1972), and distributed it to ASHA members for review. The Guidelines met substantial…

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