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What can your hearing aid practice learn from Apple?

In Clinical Support, Community Marketing, Digital & Traditional Marketing, Finance & Accounting, Operational Best Practices, Physician Referral Marketing, Practice Branding, Practice Management Software by ChelseaLeave a Comment

Steve Jobs once said, “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” We couldn’t agree more. And for a company like Apple, that’s a reality – they hire the best and brightest, put them in an inspiring workplace, and great things come out of that. But what about hearing aid professionals? …

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Costco is already Costco and Whole Foods doesn’t sell hearing aids.

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I don’t know about you, but when I go to Whole Foods, the parking lot is packed – I often have to wait a few minutes or circle to try to find a spot. And when I go to Costco, it’s really busy too – I almost always have to park way at the back and walk a few minutes …

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Our target customers are Baby Boomers. But why do they seem like Millennials?

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Those of us who have been in practice for 20+ years have been long awaiting the promised Baby Boomers, who, as they turned 65, 70, and 75, would be flooding into our offices for hearing aids. In many ways, we are entering the golden age of our industry. Interestingly, a phenomenon called The Millennial Effect is changing Baby Boomers as …

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No need to fear, follow the 20/20/60 rule.

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Today’s Pivotal Moments is longer than most, but I think it is a very important message in today’s market, which seems to be filled with so much uncertainty. Too often I see fear-based messages from industry leaders proclaiming the demise of private practice. The fact is, we are entering the golden age of our industry, and there has never been …

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What this motel has to do with your practice.

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This is the Sunset Motel in Athens, Ohio, and in 1961, my late father, Bill Diles Sr., almost bought it. He had been a hearing aid dispenser for about 10 years at that point, and he was worried about the future of the industry and whether he would be able to support his family in the hearing aid business down …

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What are you going to do to grow in 2016?

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A patient of ours who has 5,300 employees once told me, “If you run your business today like you did yesterday, you won’t be around tomorrow.” Hopefully you grew at least as much as the hearing aid market did in 2015 – a little more than 4%. With more competitors who are increasingly sophisticated, aggressive, and well-capitalized, you won’t be …

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See more patients and still leave at 5PM

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For the last few weeks, we have been talking about how important it is to build and nurture relationships with the physicians in your community. Once your program is up and running, you’re going to have the first-class problem of having more patients on your schedule than you’ve ever had before.   It’s important to not let this benefit become …