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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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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