Articles by David H. Kirkwood

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In troubled economic times, the hearing aid industry remains an island of stability

Kirkwood, David H.

The Hearing Journal. 63(12):11-12,14,16, December 2010.

Despite the continuing woes of the over-all economy, the hearing aid industry posted close to its usual slow but steady growth numbers in 2010. Industry analysts discuss why hearing aid sales are bucking the trend and the implications for the future.

IHS members had reasons to celebrate during an emotional annual convention

Kirkwood, David H.

The Hearing Journal. 63(12):30-32, December 2010.

At their 2010 reunion, International Hearing Society members were delighted to see their president back in good form.

Survey probes dispensers' views on key issues raised by Consumer Reports

Kirkwood, David H.

The Hearing Journal. 63(5):17-18,20-22,24,26, May 2010.

Our annual dispenser survey this year had a special section for comments on the controversial CR article that focused on flaws in the hearing aid delivery system. How practitioners responded may surprise you.

Resilient hearing aid industry records rising sales despite a troubled economy

Kirkwood, David H.

The Hearing Journal. 62(12):11-14,16, December 2009.

During a time when most industries were slumping, the hearing aid market proved to be relatively immune to recession. As the fourth quarter began, sales for the year were up by more than 6% from 2008. Why? Two industry analysts offer their explanation.

AARP's support for HA tax credit bill tops list of reasons for IHS to celebrate

Kirkwood, David H.

The Hearing Journal. 62(12):30,32,34, December 2009.

A highlight of the International Hearing Society's 58th Annual Convention in San Diego was the announcement by its president that the 40-million member AARP had decided to back federal legislation to provide a $500-per-ear tax credit for hearing aid purchasers. IHS has made lobbying for this bill a priority and it helped arrange and participated in a key meeting last spring with AARP.

HJ's expanded Journal Club picks a year's worth of must-read articles in audiology

Kirkwood, David H.

The Hearing Journal. 62(6):19, June 2009.

An additional contributor joins our experienced panel of judges to select and comment on the top articles on cochlear implants for HJ's exclusive Best of Audiology Literature Issue.

AudiologyNOW! 2009

Kirkwood, David H.

The Hearing Journal. 62(5):27-28,32-33, May 2009.

HJ's exclusive and comprehensive coverage of the American Academy of Audiology's 21st Annual Convention.

Despite challenging economic conditions, practitioners in survey remain upbeat

Kirkwood, David H.

The Hearing Journal. 62(4):28,30-31, April 2009.

The conclusion of a two-part report on the results of the 2009 Hearing Journal/Audiology Online Dispenser Survey reveals that retail hearing aid prices were generally flat last year. Also, respondents reported unit sales below those reported in the previous year's survey. Despite that, most professionals were positive about 2009.

Survey on ethics finds dispensers divided on how to practice on the side of the angels

Kirkwood, David H.

The Hearing Journal. 62(3):19-26, March 2009.

The annual HJ/AO survey of hearing professionals presented respondents with a series of scenarios and asked their views on the propriety of the behaviors described. People's judgments varied widely, but data analysis uncovered some interesting correlations between practitioners' answers and their gender, profession, work setting, and length of experience.

Judy Gravel hailed as one who made life better for children with hearing loss

Kirkwood, David H.

The Hearing Journal. 62(2):32-33, February 2009.

Audiology is mourning the loss of one of its brightest lights. Colleagues discuss how Dr. Gravel's contributions as a researcher, teacher, clinician, and tireless advocate for children with hearing loss permanently enhanced the field of pediatric audiology.

ADA charts course to nurture a “culture of practice ownership” in audiology

Kirkwood, David H.

The Hearing Journal. 62(1):34,36-37, January 2009.

Mixing fun and work at its 31st annual convention, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology announced further steps designed to move audiology to becoming primarily a profession of practice owners.

Cooperation, education, and leadership are recurring themes at IHS Convention

Kirkwood, David H.

The Hearing Journal. 61(12):28,30,32, December 2008.

A report from Savannah, Georgia, on the 57th Annual Convention of the International Hearing Society.

Spotlighting the year's top articles

Kirkwood, David H.

The Hearing Journal. 61(6):17, June 2008.

In the 2008 edition of The Best Of Audiology Literature, a Hearing Journal exclusive, our Journal Club selects and summarizes outstanding articles from the past year and honors the authors who wrote them.

Academy celebrates 20th birthday amid sweet memories and great expectations

Kirkwood, David H.

The Hearing Journal. 61(5):30,32,34,36, May 2008.

The 7000 attendees gathered in Charlotte for AudiologyNOW! 2008 left no doubt that the American Academy of Audiology is “hear to stay” and then some.

Bucking bad economic news, hearing aid sales rise by 5.4% on way to record year

Kirkwood, David H.

The Hearing Journal. 60(12):11-16, December 2007.

Neither declining home prices, soaring oil prices, nor concerns about credit kept the U.S. hearing aid market from being bullish in 2007.

Buoyed by a new name and mission, ADA sets forth on a new beginning

Kirkwood, David H.

The Hearing Journal. 60(12):29-34, December 2007.

During its annual convention, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology discussed a whitepaper calling for private practice ownership to become the prevailing practice model for the profession by the year 2020.

Audiology Literature the best of 2006

Kirkwood, David H.

The Hearing Journal. 60(6):17, June 2007.

In this annual HJ exclusive, our Journal Club selects the best audiology articles from the past year and hails the authors who wrote them. A unique reading guide for the well-informed hearing professional.

Largest gathering of audiologists ever brings a new rap home from Denver

Kirkwood, David H.

The Hearing Journal. 60(6):42,44-45,48,50, June 2007.

More than 4300 audiologists and a total turnout of over 7000 helped make AudiologyNOW! 2007 possibly the most successful AAA convention yet.

Led by BTEs, sales rise for fourth straight year to surpass 2.3 million

Kirkwood, David H.

The Hearing Journal. 59(12):11,14-16,18,20, December 2006.

An analysis of the state of the hearing aid market at year's end finds it healthy and growing at a rate of close to 7%. Industry leaders say that positive factors should result in continued expansion in 2007.

Audiology Literature the best of 2005

Kirkwood, David H.

The Hearing Journal. 59(6):23, June 2006.

HJ's Journal Club returns to tell our readers about the best journal articles of 2005 in the areas of hearing aids, diagnostic audiology, rehabilitative audiology, and hearing science. A unique reading guide for the well-informed hearing professional.

AudiologyNOW! enjoys a rousing debut in Minneapolis

Kirkwood, David H.

The Hearing Journal. 59(5):45,46,47,50,51, May 2006.

With a focus on innovations and interactive sessions, the American Academy of Audiology rebranded its annual convention.

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