Author: Karl

PSAPs, OTC and Self-fitting Hearing Aids, ACHIEVE, and More: An Interview with Nicholas Reed, PhD

Nicholas Reed, PhD, and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins have been involved in some extremely exciting research on personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) and over-the-counter (OTC) devices, as well as cognition and hearing loss. Douglas Beck, AuD, interviews Dr Reed about these topics, as well as the group’s recent work on the ACHIEVE study.

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AuDacity 2020 Starts Friday Morning, October 16

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) will kick off its annual convention online on Friday morning, October 16. This year’s virtual event focuses on “Design Thinking” and offers a wide variety of exceptional interactive feature presentations, keynotes, expert panels, live workshops, on-demand webinars, and an industry showcase.

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Marketing Your Practice’s Hearing Aid Financing Options to Drive Growth

Partnerships between lenders and hearing care professionals can ensure that proper information is relayed to consumers with specific loan possibilities, such as low-interest loans that can work over 24, 36, 48, or 60 months. “Successful hearing care providers understand how to position financing as the ability to move forward with an improved quality of life,” says Chris Klemick of Ally Lending, “which is being able to hear well on a daily basis.”

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US Hearing Aid Sales Rebound Strongly in Third Quarter 2020

It may not be a miraculous market recovery for the hearing healthcare field, but it’s still very good. Total US hearing aid net unit sales—while still down by -6.2% in the third quarter —made what can be considered a very strong rebound from the -58.6% thumping experienced from April-June (Q2) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, statistics generated by HIA show that private/commercial sector hearing aid sales actually increased by 0.5% compared to Q3 of last year.

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