Quarterly hearing aid net unit volume for the private/commercial sector (blue bars) and the US Dept of Veterans Affairs (VA, in red bars). Yearly unit growth percentages for the entire market (private + VA) shown at top.

US Hearing Aid Sales Flat in First Quarter of 2014

US hearing aid unit sales in the first quarter of 2014 increased by less than a percentage point (0.95%) for the total market, and by one-tenth of a percent (0.12%) for the commercial (non-VA) sector compared to the same period last year, according to recently released HIA statistics.

ICD-10 Delayed Until October 2015

The Senate has approved HR 4302 which delays the ICD-10 implementation date to October 1 of next year, staving off the projected 24% cut to Medicare Part B payments and extending the therapy caps exceptions process through March 2015.