Meet or hear Laurie in one of the following:

Webinar: Tech-Enabled Home Care in 21st Century, Jan 24, 2019

Washington DC, February 7-8, 2019

HIMSS, Orlando, February 11-12, 2019

Washington, DC, May 30, 2019

Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit, June 5, 2019

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01/22/2019

Amazement and dismay at the show floor of CES in the context of tech for older adults.

01/19/2019

More CES offerings -- including "automating guilt."

01/17/2019

Tech that will help older adults stay independent.

01/16/2019

 Another possible deal for subsidizing the cost of the watch. 

01/16/2019

At this year’s CES, products to help older people with daily life and health issues.

Market Overview for Technology for Aging in Place

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Clarity Launches Sempre™; New Home Phone Offers Crystal Clear Amplification

02/12/2014

Clarity Launches Sempre™; New Home Phone Offers Crystal Clear Amplification

CES 2015 Part 1 – Six New Offerings in the Aging Tech Market

International CES 2015 – overwhelming at every turn. What a relief -- it's over. International CES was an extremely difficult venue to sort into useful categories – the Sands Exhibition Hall (part of Tech West) was filled with every health-related variant of wearable, fitness, and lifestyle improvement like Belty that expands as you eat more – as well as Eureka Park. Watch those fit women peddling bikes and running on treadmills, that distance-measured basketball jump shot, and of course -- the pet-related tracker with the large and tippy stuffed dog.  And they don’t call it International for nothing – walking by, saw (or heard) French entrepreneurs (22% of all startups at CES), the Israeli pavilion, Italian, Spanish, German, and of course, Chinese and Japanese. It is an overwhelming show, not for the faint of heart or foot, and that’s just to get from hotels to conferences and exhibits.

The real seniors will be responsible for themselves

What do we mean by senior? Well, it depends on where you stand and what you are reading. Seen through the Google Glassy lens of young adults, it’s everyone aged 50+, that is, the AARP market demographic, who might be considered a senior. Or perhaps it is age 65, when Medicare eligibility and public transit discounts appear. Age 65 is also the statistical baseline for longevity projections – 20 more years of life expectancy, with one in four projected to live past 90. Now mull over a new Pew global survey about attitudes on aging -- the US stood out as "one of very few countries where a large plurality of the public believes individuals are primarily responsible for their own well-being in old age." Consider that point and read on.

Four Hearing Technology Products Announced During 2013

For those with hearing loss – there’s some new technology in 2013.  Older adults, especially among the older age ranges (47% of those aged 75+), have a greater likelihood of hearing loss. On the positive side, they also have more choices today in terms of technologies (at multiple price points) to cope with various degrees and types of hearing loss. Confronting hearing loss is generally deemed essential to combat the social isolation -- and possible decline in cognitive skills -- that may occur as hearing loss worsens. It seems that only 15% of those with hearing loss mitigate it with some sort of technology assist such as an implant, hearing aids, personal sound amplification device (see FDA thoughts on this), or hearing loop technology in a concert or lecture hall (or senior housing dining hall). Here is a sample of the technologies that have been announced this past year:

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“The Bean” Quiet Sound Amplifier by Etymotic Now Available at Amazon.com

11/01/2013

Elk Grove Village, IL – October 1, 2013 — Etymotic Research, inventors of the high-fidelity, in-ear earphone, and
makers of industry leading hearing health products, today announced that their latest breakthrough, a Quiet Sound
Amplifier called “The Bean,” will be sold on Amazon.com, as well as at Etymotic.com and select retailers and hearing
professionals throughout the U.S. The product will be on display at AARP’s Life@50+ Event in Atlanta on October 3-5,
2013.

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"The Bean" Quiet Sound Amplifier by Etymotic Has Just Arrived

10/15/2013

Elk Grove Village, IL - October 15, 2013 - Etymotic Research, inventors of the high-fidelity, in-ear earphone, and makers of industry leading hearing health products, today announced that their latest breakthrough, a Quiet Sound Amplifier called "The Bean," is now available for sale on etymotic.comamazon.com and select stores around the country.

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A REVOLUTION IN THE HEARING AID INDUSTRY

07/01/2013

Boston, MA - The market for hearing aids is broken. The average cost of a set of two hearing aids today is more than $5,000 and is rarely covered by insurance. Not only do audiologists have a monopoly on hearing aids, but audiology practices are also inefficient brick & mortar businesses with profit motives and high overheads, and they are forced to charge exorbitant prices just to stay in business.

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