Not making a final judgment yet but things aren’t quite adding up here with the conversion from hearing aid forums to hearing tracker. I got the announcement by way of an “action required” email to claim my hearing tracker account. This email claims to be a “modern forum community platform” with a list of new features that we seem to have always had on the original forum. But it gets more interesting…
Turns out hearing tracker is run by an audiologist by the name of Abram Bailey. In his profile he states he’s clearly comes off as an advocate for hearing aid users. But in his linkedIn profile he appears to be something else entirely that reeks of conflict of interest. Here are the two profiles. You be the judge:
“Dr. Bailey is a leading expert on consumer technology in the audiology industry. He is a staunch advocate for patient-centered hearing care and audiological best practices, and welcomes any technological innovation that improves access to quality hearing outcomes. Dr. Bailey holds an Au.D. from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.”
“Helping Audiologists Attract New Qualified Patients | CEO at Hearing Tracker, Inc”
One way to find out Mr. Abrams true motivations is if he is willing to respond himself to this thread as to his apparently conflicting motivations and whether this move from hearing aid forums was really a move or some sort of a buyout?
As I say, I’m making no judgments yet but my radar is on high alert.