When Audiology Was Considered Pure and Ethical

This blog is part of a continuing series providing background about the role of audiologists in the hearing aid industry, specifically at the manufacturing level.  The series focuses on those audiologists who were with manufacturers long enough to make substantial contributions to the positions that audiologists enjoy today as hearing aid manufacturer representatives.  The stories…

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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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