Trimming the Sails – Part III

In Part III of “Trimming the Sails” by Dr. Christopher Schweitzer continues his provocative treatise as to why hearing aid market penetration fails to meet desired goals.  This builds upon many of the posts that have been provided previously on this HHTM site, including a ten-part series on hearing aid dispensing. Dr. Schweitzer is Director of HEAR 4-U…

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The Origin of Hearing Aid Manufacturing in Minneapolis/St. Paul

In the 1960s it was estimated that the United States had approximately 40 companies identifying themselves as hearing aid manufacturers.  The greatest number were located in Minneapolis, MN and as a result, Minneapolis/St. Paul was often identified as the hearing aid capital of the world, and still today, as the hearing aid capital of the…

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