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CareerCast.com, an online career resource, has named "audiologist" as the #2 job on its list of "The Best Jobs of 2015."
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Audigy Group has been selected as one of The Oregonian Top Workplaces.
Interns at Audigy Group completed challenging projects across every area of the company during an educational 13-week summer program of work, study, and fun.
Interns at Audigy Group completed challenging projects across every area of the company during an educational 13-week summer program of work, study, and fun.
Presenters and sponsors of the CareCredit/Hearing Review “State of the Industry” dinner in Orlando included Amyn Amlani, PhD, of the University of North Texas; HR’s editor Karl Strom and publisher Dana Fisher; Dan Quall, MS, of Starkey Hearing Technologies; Brian Taylor, AuD, of Unitron; and Amber Jacquez of CareCredit.
Last April, just prior to the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) Convention in Orlando, The Hearing Review hosted a “State of the Industry” dinner sponsored by CareCredit that drew more than 100 distinguished audiologists and industry experts to see presentations on four important topics that are central to private practice hearing care from Karl Strom, Amyn Amlani, Brian Taylor, and Dan Quall.

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US net unit hearing aid sales increased by 4.75% in the second quarter of 2014, following a relatively flat (0.95%) sales in the first quarter, perhaps due to record harsh weather. At mid-year, the hearing instrument market is up 2.9% compared to the same period last year.
According to HIA statistics, second-quarter US hearing aids sales increased by 3.3% for the commercial market and 10.2% for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) compared to the same period last year, for a total quarterly increase of 4.75% over Q2 2013. At the mid-point of 2014, total hearing aid unit sales have increased by 2.9%.
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Commoditization and changes in hearing aid distribution are unsettling. Hearing Review Editor-in-Chief takes a look at the issues of concern in his July 2014 Staff Standpoint column.
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Audiologist Gyl Kasewurm, AuD, says she is convinced independents can and will survive in the era of big box stores in the hearing healthcare market. Her opinion article in the July 2014 Hearing Review explains why.
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Sonova released its 2013/14 financial results, reporting strong sales and double-digit organic growth. In local currencies (Swiss Franc), the group's hearing aid segment (which includes Phonak and Unitron) grew by 9.5% and its cochlear implant segment (Advanced Bionics) grew by 36.0%.
Beltone President Todd Murray addresses hearing care professionals during the 2014 Beltone National Meeting.
This year's annual meeting, themed "LEAP (Leaders Execute and Perform) with Beltone," was attended by nearly 625 members of Beltone’s dispenser network, and honored several of its distinguished practitioners.
Siemens has announced that it will take Siemens Audiology public as part of a large-scale global realignment of the company.
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Jeff Newnham, president of Phonak Inc, comments on a recent letter from a new network buying group that contains Phonak's VA and government services contract price list that is causing confusion within the hearing healthcare community.
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Hearing care professionals are faced with several key changes and challenges in their practices, but are also being presented with new opportunities for growth. This article analyzes results from HR's 2013 survey and, in many cases, compares the results with previously published surveys and historical data from up to 30 years ago.
Presenters and sponsors at the CareCredit/HR State of the Industry Dinner included Amyn Amlani, PhD, of the University of North Texas; HR's editor Karl Strom and publisher Dana Fisher; Dan Quall, MS, of Starkey Hearing Technologies; Brian Taylor, AuD, of Unitron; and Amber Jacquez of CareCredit.
CareCredit and The Hearing Review hosted a dinner on the eve of the AAA convention that highlighted the fast-paced changes in hearing healthcare and also posed some potential solutions for the future.
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Members of the Texas Hearing Aid Association have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc, claiming that the world’s largest retailer sells hearing aids without the state-mandated license.

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United Healthcare is now offering its hi HealthInnovations hearing aids to people enrolled in its various vision benefit plans.
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Three hundred hearing care professionals attended the 2013 Beltone Owner Leadership Development (BOLD) Conference at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, Ariz, in April 2013.
Oticon Medical has obtained accreditation as a Medicare Durable Medical Equipment Supplier from CMS.
Avada Audiology and Hearing Care Centers has just introduced the BluLink II H Series™, which features updated software and new features.
Audiology Systems Inc (ASI), the distribution company for Otometrics and other hearing products, has expanded into California and Nevada with two new acquisitions.