Amplifon Hearing Health Care Blog

Protect young listeners from dangerous noise

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 31, 2016 9:00:00 AM

As youngsters head outside for their summer fun, be aware that dangerous noise may be lurking around the corner. Unfortunately, about 12% of children and adolescents (ages 6 to 19) have permanent noise-induced hearing loss, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Topics: noise, Protection, damage, dangerous, children, protect

Hearing aids may provide relief for tinnitus sufferers

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 26, 2016 3:00:00 PM

The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) and other organizations report a strong link between tinnitus and hearing loss. “Most patients develop tinnitus as a symptom of hearing loss, caused either by age, long-term hearing damage or acute trauma to the auditory system,” says the ATA.

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Topics: hearing, hearing aids, Tinnitus, hearing loss

About that noise in your head...Understanding  and  living  with tinnitus

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 26, 2016 9:17:22 AM

 

What do Joan of Arc, Ludwig von Beethoven, Charles Darwin and Michelangelo have in common? They all
suffered from tinnitus, according to an article at www.eutinnitus.com. Throughout history, tinnitus has affected both famous people and ordinary folks, including nearly 50 million Americans today, says the American Tinnitus Association (ATA).

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Topics: Tinnutus

Summertime and the livin’ is easy...But maybe not so easy on your ears!

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 18, 2016 2:00:00 PM

For a lot of people, summertime means enjoying the great outdoors. But along with favorite summer pastimes come potential threats to your hearing — in the form of ka-booms, roars, blasts and other ear-piercing noises. 

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Topics: traffic, easy, hearing, exposure, communication, work, Loud, preventable, summer, leisure activities, Lawn mower, damage, hearing protection, hearing care, outdoors, race car, fireworks, motorcycle, Americans, ears, summertime

Have you experienced ‘birding by ear’?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 17, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Wild birds have clearly stolen our hearts. Today, approximately 85 million Americans enjoy observing, photographing or feeding wild birds, according to USA Today. A growing number of these individuals identify their passion as “birding,” which is different from bird watching, in part because it involves more than just the sense of sight.

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Topics: hearing, birding, hearing aids, avian, observe, birdsong, outdoors

John: My Amplifon Story

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM

I’m very glad the service rep at Cigna pointed me to your organization. My journey to better hearing started in Hearing Aid Hell.

The first problem was an ENT who refused to work within the Cigna rules and would not dispense a hearing aid without payment up‐front and in full from me. Then, when I revisited the network list, I bounced to a local hearing aid outlet that also misrepresented my coverage to get more money from me. It turns out the equipment was, in fact, covered by Cigna. At this point, I was afraid I would have to take a trip to a superstore and foot the whole bill myself. I began to to wonder about the ethics and practices of all the dispensing players in the industry. Two bad apples in a row had me scared and concerned. I called Cigna again, their rep did some checking, then they gave me the number for Amplifon.

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Peter and Gretel: Our Amplifon Story

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 21, 2016 7:30:00 AM

During World War II, when my wife Gretel was a young girl in Germany, she suffered from a serious infection that resulted in complete loss of hearing in her right ear. I met her in 1960, when I was an American GI stationed in her hometown, and we married. Since the day I met her she was only able to hear from her left ear. Then, about thirty years ago, she suffered a ruptured ear drum in her other ear that left her completely deaf. We were devastated. Fortunately, doctors were able to surgically repair it. For a time she could hear again with her left ear. However, after nearly fifty years of marriage, her hearing once again began to fail.

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Debbie: My Amplifon Story

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 21, 2016 7:00:00 AM

In March, I went to have my hearing tested at UMass Memorial Medical Center after being referred by my doctor. At UMass, I was diagnosed with hearing loss. Deeply saddened by the diagnosis, I began the process of researching hearing aids. Cigna, my healthcare provider, connected me with Amplifon, who quickly set up an appointment at a clinic near me.

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