I remember purchasing hearing aids for my father-in-law in the 1990s. It was complicated, long, frustrating, and expensive. We had no choice. I complained to my wife about the rent-seeking nature of this regulated industry and the damage it was doing to middle- and lower-income people. The recent regulation change for hearing aids is a boon for consumers, and soon the technology will become amazing, easy, and cheap for elderly people.
Don Wicklegren is Xilium's founder. He is a technologist by profession who started his career pre-internet in remote medical technology and learning. He has worked in both small and large corporations with world-wide remote staff and became a part of the team who developed the first commercial internet. As an entrepreneur, he started his first technology company in 2001. In Xilium, he focuses on innovating solutions for the US healthcare system.