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Hearing Aid Centers

Posted by Barbara Olson on

There are about 12,000 hearing aid centers in the United States. Approximately one-fourth are independently owned, not affiliated with larger corporate business entities. There is an emerging trend of corporations buying and managing hearing care centers that has driven the number of independent hearing aid centers from 50% in 2004 to approximately 23% in 2011.   The corporatization of audiology practices can have a very negative impact on the public's perception of hearing care and audiology services. This could be one of the reasons why the revenue from audiology-based practices is shrinking. Another reason is the growth of brick and mortar...

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