Hearing Aid Dispensing – VIII

Hearing Aids and the FTC    According to Federal Trade Commission archivists, the agency’s Bureau of Consumer Protection first began investigating hearing aids about January 1975.  A draft proposal to regulate the industry was published in the Federal Register on June of that year. In the spring and summer of 1976, the FTC conducted 58 days…

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An Audiologist in the Wilderness – Part V

I Join the Carnival This is Part V of “An Audiologist in the Wilderness” by James Curran.  This entire series by Jim, including those from other “first” audiologists in the industry (and mine, which will follow Jim’s) chronicles the introduction of audiologists into the hearing aid industry and the trials and events that helped shape…

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