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Volume 8

Dispensing Audiologists—They Once Walked a Lonely Road

Fifty years ago, audiologists who heeded an inner call to help people with hearing loss through personal hands-on marketing of hearing aids were labeled as “unethical.” Thanks to our friends at Hearing Review, we’re pleased to reprint the stories of four masters degree audiologists who were among the very first to venture into dispensing hearing aids: Jim Curran, John Schuneman, Mel Sorkowitz, and Otis Whitcomb.

How I Became Unethical

James Curran looks back at a time when, if an audiologist dispensed (sold) a hearing aid, it was considered unethical behavior by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and resulted in membership expulsion and loss of professional certification.

Volume 1

How Open Canal Amplification Was Discovered

James R Curran, MS of Starkey Hearing Technologies tells us why he thinks the introduction of CROS amplification is the most significant development in hearing aids over the past 50 years.