Jon Stoddard

  1. Medicare and Hearing Aids - Did you know...

    Congress banned Medicare coverage of hearing aids 50 years ago because “people thought hearing loss was just a normal part of aging,” said Dr. Cassel, one of the authors of a recent JAMA editorial on hearing health policies. “They didn’t see it as a disability or a medical problem.”
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  2. Fantastic Review from Conrad Trudelle, Marine, Thanks for the Review, Thanks for your Service!

    Fantastic Review from Conrad Trudelle,  Marine Thanks for the Review,  Thanks for your Service!
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  4. Why Are Hearing Aids So Expensive?

    Ultimately all products prices are explained by the law of supply and demand. But lets dig deeper as to why. This answer is for the US only Supply. 97% Hearing Aids are sold through 6000 to 9000 audiologists,  650 Costcos, Sams clubs and the Veterans Administration. Think of how DeBeers used to control the flow of diamonds.  When you control...
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  5. Why don't more entrepreneurs compete to build hearing aids to make money and to help the hearing impaired?

    Eargo landed $25 million in funding.  So there is money flowing into hearing aid innovation.   But Eargo does not solve the issue of cost.   A pair of hearing aids from eargo are still over $2000. I do not think its the technology that keeping prices high.  I will point the finger at distribution.   Think of how DeBeers used to...
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  6. 8 Reasons Why You Need to Do Something About Your Hearing Loss

     
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  7. Fired president’s lawsuit is latest chapter in Starkey hearing aids Nasty Dispute

    The recently fired president of Starkey Laboratories is suing the company, claiming he was wrongfully terminated and defamed after reporting wrongdoing by company founder William Austin and vice president Brandon Sawalich, Austin’s stepson. Jerry Ruzicka filed suit against the Eden Prairie maker of hearing aids Friday in Hennepin County District Court. Separately, he filed for arbitration over millions of dollars...
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  8. A lucky puppy survived swallowing her owner's hearing aid

    http://www.reveal.co.uk/real-life-stories/news/a681001/a-lucky-puppy-survived-swallowing-her-owners-hearing-aid.html    
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  9. EarLens hearing aid uses laser light to transmit sound

      MENLO PARK, Calif. (KGO) -- If you enjoy all the live performances in the Bay Area, you are no doubt grateful for the gift of sound. One Bay Area company is hoping to restore that gift to thousands of people who experience hearing loss For symphony lovers, there's nothing like the dancing strings of a violin or the power...
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  10. Fired secretary files suit against Starkey; company accuses her of theft

    A fired longtime secretary at Starkey Hearing Technologies has initiated the latest high-stakes exchange of accusations with the company, demanding severance pay and being accused in turn of having dipped into a "secret executive account.' " Julie Miller, a 39-year Starkey employee and former executive assistant, sued Starkey late Wednesday, accusing the firm of breaching her employment contract and dismissing her...
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