Medicine has always had an integral relationship with technology. The theory of germs, vetted through microscopic visibility, reflects this relationship. Additionally, computational reality stems from human understanding of the brain, and associated feedback networks facilitating its functionality. Computers basically “ape” the human brain; and less effectively.
Still, as quantum computing becomes more integral, breakthroughs compound. There are now prosthetics which actually use electrical impulses as sent out by the brain to animate them. Additional breakthroughs are making it possible for the deaf to hear, for the blind to see, and other similar medical breakthroughs previously only the realm of God himself.
When the singularity comes (and it very likely will) this could facilitate strange changes in human society. A computer that is self-aware and has access to all human knowledge, as well as the ability to self-perpetuate, could totally change the face of the world. However, until that time, getting involved in medical technologies, and related business, makes a lot of sense.
If you are considering running a private audiology practice, you would do well to consider the example of Apex Audiology, who have made it their business to provide the latest solutions in applied medicine as pertains to hearing. Bluetooth and cellphone solutions exist through this group, as does cutting edge services like speech mapping.
Keeping Your Audiology Practice Viable
If you’re going to run a successful audiology practice, you’ll need to devote some portion of your budget to R&D, or at least acquisition of the latest products and services available to medical markets. To help develop this budget, consider Moore’s Law, which marches ever-onward toward the singularity itself.
Gordon Moore discovered that technological ability doubles on itself at predictable intervals. This discovery was made in the sixties, and one reason its zenith has not yet been reached is that the bounds of technological extension are greater than previously thought. Quantum computing has resulted in a functional computer; IBM has this technology presently.
Moore’s Law is reckoned to encompass about an eighteen month period of time. The “trickle-down” from there can be anything from a few months to a few years, depending on your practice’s proximity to cutting-edge society. It can be wise to observe new solutions cautiously at first, as sometimes they come so fast that hidden fallout is missed.
This group provides a selection of complete medical consultants who provide solutions in healthcare consulting and medical marketing. Such operations can be integral in helping you determine what sort of audiology breakthroughs are most economically viable to apply in a private practice.
Finding Your Sustainable Operational Balance
Private practices need not specialize in all audiology disciplines; only those which are sustainable. Options which work will gain traction throughout the market—ideally, of course. Many conspiracy aficionados believe that technology’s pace as seen by the general public doesn’t reflect its reality in core circles of society.
This is actually a considerable point. If technology “trickles down” from centers of progress gradually, it’s easily conceivable that core centers of political and economic power will be ahead of the general public. Regardless, it’s essential for your business to find proper balance, and catch new viable audiology breakthroughs as they develop.
The future looks bright for audiology professionals. While it may not be possible to get behind the scenes of modern medicine totally, the greater your focus on doing so, the more cutting-edge and relevant your practice will be. Increased relevancy facilitates increased profitability, and so expanded sustainability. That said, even general audiology practice looks good in the near future.
Author Bio: Airto Zamorano is the founder of Numana Medical, the complete medical consultants from Denver, with a track record for success in this industry.