Month: February 2003

News Story #1198

Precision Laboratories Precision Laboratories, Altamonte Springs, Fla, recently recognized its employees who have served the company for more than a decade: William E. Lassiter (27 years), assistant production manager, Earmolds and Special Product

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News Story #1197

FEBRUARY 2003 24-28, Vestibular Assessment and Management Workshop, Clearwater/St. Petersburg, Fla. Speaker: Richard Gans. Contact: Louise Strouse, American Inst. of Balance, (800) 245-6442. 27-March 3, Tri-State Hearing Convention, Coeur d&#146

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News Story #1196

Oaktree Products Oaktree Products Inc, Chesterfield, Mo, introduces the company’s new Tenth Anniversary catalog. The free full-color, 100- page buying guide features over 2,000 products. To receive a copy, call (800) 347-1960 or use the Reade

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News Story #1195

Innovations InIn February 2003, Lightning Enterprises will release the new Lightning Vac Traveler, a compact vacuum pump/ suction system designed for portable hearing aid cleaning. The Traveler will equip professionals who make hom

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News Story #1168

Damped Receiver Line Knowles Electronics, Itasca, Ill, announces the expansion of its line to include more model families. Currently available in the FED, FEP, FEH, FES, FFC, and FFD series, the FEF—ferrofluid EF receiver, and FFH—ferrof

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News Story #1169

Here Comes the King! The concept that hearing instrument use, patient benefit, customer satisfaction, and price are all interconnected is not new to the hearing industry. The problem is that— despite some interesting and noble research effort

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MarkeTrak VI: On the Issue of Value: Hearing Aid Benefit, Price, Satisfaction, and Repurchase Rates

For decades, the correlation between price, benefit, and satisfaction with hearing aids has been sketchy at best—until now. This study shows that benefit clearly overwhelms price as the key determinant of customer satisfaction, and technology does make a difference. Also, a best practices protocol for the selection, fitting, and verification of hearing aids is proposed.

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