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

Kirkwood, David H.

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.

Despite challenging economic conditions, practitioners in survey remain upbeat

Kirkwood, David H.

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.

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.

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