Selling Hearing Aids: Ethical Issues – Again

Conflicts/Turmoil/Antagonism This blog is a continuation of last week’s that described the changes manufacturers had to make as audiologists began to legally and ethically sell hearing aids for profit.  Today, having a hearing aid practice in which hearing aids are also sold is most likely the single largest employment opportunity for audiologists, and hearing aid…

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Early Audiologists in Industry – Wayne Staab Part 5

The Scarlet Letter As noted in last week’s post, ASHA was determined  to ensure their personal biases that audiologists would not be employed in the hearing aid industry and functioning as audiologists.  And, then, in September 1973, came….THE infamous mailing from ASHA, identified by many as “The Scarlet Letter,” as it related to audiology and hearing aid…

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