Is it time for hearing aids to be sold over the counter in Pharmacies?

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“Four out of five older Americans with hearing loss just ignore it, in part because a hearing aid is an unwelcome sign of aging. But what if hearing aids looked like stylish fashion accessories and could be bought at your local pharmacy like reading glasses?”

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mHealth Insights

Rather than thinking of a ‘hearing aid’ as a ‘fashion accessory’ to be sold by pharmacists I think we need to think of a ‘hearing aide’ as a ‘productivity and accessibility accessory’ for our smartphones sold to us and supported by smart mobile brands that citizens trust like Apple.

Related Posts:

Why would Apple make a wristwatch or pair of glasses when smart earbuds could let them cannabalise the $10 Billion hearing aid industry? (Feb 2014)

Smartphones will reinvent & multiply the Hearing Aid market rather than cannibalise it (May 2014)

A few mHealth Insights into the Apple Watch (Sept, 2014)

Apple CEO thinks mHealth revenues will dwarf the $Trillion Smartphone market (Aug 2016)

The end of Smartphone innovation or is it? (March 2017)

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