Hearing Aid Dispensing Part III

History of Dispensing Systems – Part III   The “winds of change” apply well to the practice of hearing aid dispensing.  It is almost as if Yogi Berra was able to predict that the options offered were like “deja-vu, all over again”. Audiologists were increasingly employed by clinics or by otolaryngologists, primarily to evaluate hearing. …

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History of Hearing Aid Dispensing Systems: Part II

Last week’s blog discussed the United Auto Workers (UAW) as the first major U.S. union benefit program to include hearing aids, thus creating a change in the hearing aid distribution system.  This change introduced third party financial and procedural decisions not directed by those directly involved in the fitting and sales of hearing aids.  To…

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