Last week I was an invited panelist for an ASHA Special Interest Group (SIG 8 public health audiology) Webchat on Over-the-Counter (OTC) hearing aids. The other panelists included: Karl Strom, the editor-in-chief at The Hearing Review; Jani Johnson, an assistant professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Memphis; and Kim Continue reading
The proposed rules for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids sparked much conversation throughout the industry. In this piece for HHTM, I share my take: While not appropriate for everyone, OTC hearing aids fill an important gap in the marketplace for hearing care. Their emergence should spark a wave of innovation and price competition, perhaps even jumpstarting Continue reading
Disruption often breeds innovation, and Covid-19 was no different. My latest article for Ida Institute discusses how the pandemic accelerated trends in hearing healthcare that were years in the making. This includes tele-health, the rise of alternative hearing technologies, and most importantly, person-centered care. To read the full article click here.
What is the future of hearing health care? It is a challenging question, but also a timely one. As the world begins to emerge from its Covid-19 isolation, health — both physical and mental — will take on new importance. Hearing care must be included in the broader discussion and Ida Institute’s Future Hearing Journeys Continue reading
Most hearing aid marketing does not resonate with me. Pictures of smiling seniors without a hearing aid in sight — what does that have to do with helping me hear better at work or in a loud restaurant? I think the industry can do better. In my latest article for Ida Institute, I explore a Continue reading