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Setting Your Private Practice Apart from Your Competitors

9/22/17 11:06 AM / by Adam Dawson posted in Hearing Aids, Private Practice

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As an owner of a private practice, you always need to be thinking of ways you can set yourself apart from the competition. At least that’s how Dr. Alison Vega of Ascent Audiology & Hearing of Olympia sees it. Day in and day out, she racks her brain on ways she can communicate reasons why existing and new patients should choose her practice over her competitors.

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Vega about her competition in the space and how she differentiates her practice.

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Practical Hearing Aid Test Box Applications

8/15/17 4:38 PM / by Greg Ollick Sr., M.A. posted in Hearing Aids

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Many dispensing audiologists have both a real ear measurement (REM) system and a hearing aid test box. With the exception of pediatric audiologists who use the test box to perform “simulated” REM, the test box is seldom (if ever) used. I have visited facilities and opened the test box only to find lots of dust and dozens of old batteries and paper clips inside. This situation is understandable, because many of these systems only provide for the standard “ANSI” hearing instrument test battery. One is expected to run this battery of tests with the hearing aid gain turned up and the compression and noise reduction features switched off. The results are then supposed to be compared to the results of the same test battery that was performed on the hearing instrument at the factory. Almost all dispensers find this very cumbersome and time consuming with little practical application in the “real world.”

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