Global Hearing Aid Manufacturer Backs EarQ’s Mission to Support Practice Owners as Industry Evolves

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The rising debate surrounding the cost of hearing healthcare suggests radical shifts ahead for independent practices. EarQ prepared professionals for these changes at its latest client seminar, co-sponsored by Widex, a leading hearing aid manufacturer.

Left to right: Jeff Geigel, President of Widex, Ed Keller, President of EarQ, and Jørgen Jensen, Global CEO of Widex.

There is an ongoing dialogue concerning the future costs of hearing healthcare. It is EarQ’s mission to ensure our members—small business owners—have the solutions they need to compete in this evolving marketplace. -Cliff Carey

From June 14 to 16, EarQ members gathered at the Widex USA headquarters in Hauppauge, NY, to receive innovative training and exclusive engagement with Widex products. Founded in Denmark, Widex is one of the world’s principal hearing aid manufacturers and has recently been selected as one of EarQ’s technology partners.

EarQ’s Thrive training in Hauppauge was the first event co-sponsored by the partnership, and Widex’s global CEO, Jørgen Jensen was in attendance along with many other corporate executives. Events like Thrive are part of an EarQ member’s compliance, and they are certainly necessary in an industry that is experiencing significant change.

“There is an ongoing dialogue concerning the future costs of hearing healthcare,” said Cliff Carey, Vice President of Communication for EarQ. “It is EarQ’s mission to ensure our members—small business owners—have the solutions they need to compete in this evolving marketplace.”

As a key resource for independent practice owners, EarQ offers a number of cutting-edge business and marketing programs designed to increase patient retention and practice success. These events allow members to learn more about how they can take advantage of EarQ programs and receive the full benefits of their membership.

EarQ’s Secure Warranty is among the highlighted programs in this year’s member training. The warranty covers all EarQ devices and extends to four years. In addition to being America’s longest hearing aid warranty, Secure has a new look and feel that appeals to the modern consumer. With Secure, practice owners offer their patients the highest level of protection and confidence in their hearing healthcare.

Patient experience is a top priority for EarQ and its members. The company advocates for the success of independent practices because they can provide highly specialized care to meet every patient’s individual needs. EarQ has partnered with Widex because it shares this common value.

Widex’s main goal is for patients with hearing loss to have the same hearing ability as a person with normal hearing when they use Widex devices. For this to be a reality, every Widex device must be built from the ground up instead of repackaging old technology. Because Widex and EarQ both believe an individualized approach produces the best results, the partnership continues to set high standards in hearing health.

With leading training from EarQ and its manufacturers, independent practice owners can continue to be the leaders in the hearing healthcare industry. Additional EarQ Thrive events are scheduled throughout the remainder of the year. A full schedule from EarQ is available upon request.

About EarQ:
A prestigious nationwide network of independent hearing healthcare providers, EarQ utilizes innovative business and marketing practices as well as national public awareness efforts to advocate for excellence in the industry and patient care. Through its 1,400 hearing healthcare provider locations nationwide, EarQ helps provide greater access to quality hearing healthcare services and products.

About Widex:
Widex is a family owned company founded in Denmark in 1956. Today, it is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hearing aids. Widex hearing aids are sold in more than 100 countries around the world, and the company employs over 4,000 people worldwide. Its mission is to provide hearing solutions that are easy to use, seamlessly integrated in daily life and enable people to hear naturally.

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