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Falls Prevention Awareness Week: Two key ways your organization can make a difference

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 22, 2020 8:45:00 AM

By the end of 2020, more than 36,000 Americans will have died from accidental falls, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Millions more will sustain non-fatal injuries, with a large percentage of those requiring emergency room treatment. 

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, Medicare Advantage, Hearing Benefit, Healthcare Costs, Hearing Loss and Falls, Injury-Causing Falls

Don’t yet offer a hearing benefit? New report on dementia risks may change your mind

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 16, 2020 9:02:00 AM

A new report from The Lancet Commission makes one of the strongest cases yet for the treatment of hearing loss. University College London (UCL) researchers concluded that untreated hearing loss in midlife is the largest modifiable risk factor for developing dementia, says an article in The Hearing Review.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, cognitive decline, Medicare Advantage, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Dementia and Hearing Loss, alzheimer's, dementia, Alzheimer's Prevention, Dementia Prevention, Cognitive Ability

‘Ask the Expert’ series returns, kicks off with question about spouse’s hearing loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 10, 2020 8:45:00 AM

Note: Our “Ask the Expert” series is back by popular demand! In this first installment, audiologist Dr. Carrie Meyer responds to a question commonly asked by spouses and other family members of individuals with hearing loss. We encourage you to share this information with your health plan members or employees.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing aid coverage, FSA/HSA Flex Spend Dollars, FSA, hearing evaluation, depression, Hearing Healthcare Program, Hearing Benefit, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls, Social Isolation, Ask the Expert, Loneliness

Hearing loss elevates threats to mental health, especially with COVID-19

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 19, 2020 8:15:00 AM

News reports chronicling coronavirus in the U.S. deliver a gut punch every day. But as alarming and tragic as the statistics are (4.5 million confirmed cases and more than 150,000 deaths as of late July 2020), they tell only part of the COVID-19 story.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, Medicare Advantage, Hearing Healthcare Program, Untreated Hearing Loss, Hearing Benefit, Healthcare Costs, dementia, Depression and Anxiety, Social Isolation, Loneliness, COVID-19

New study points to increased hearing loss risk among obese adolescents

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jul 30, 2020 8:45:00 AM

Obesity and hearing loss are typically not associated with children, even though both health conditions affect younger age groups in surprisingly large numbers. And now researchers have concluded that obese adolescents may be at a higher risk for hearing loss than their normal-weight peers.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing aid coverage, Comorbidities, obesity, Hearing Healthcare Program, Untreated Hearing Loss, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Hearing Loss in Children, Hearing Aids for Children

Get to know the Amplifon team: Guillaume Bonniol, new Senior Vice President

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jul 7, 2020 8:36:35 AM

Please join us in welcoming Guillaume Bonniol, MS, MBA, as the new Senior Vice President, Amplifon Hearing Health Care. He replaces Tabatha Erck, Ed.D., MPH, who will serve as a consultant to Amplifon during the transition to our new leadership.

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Topics: hearing aids, Amplifon Team, hearing health, Hearing Healthcare, Hearing Healthcare Program, Hearing Healthcare Partner

Three-Step Guide to Buying Hearing Aids During COVID-19

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jun 16, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Knowing how to buy hearing aids takes some research like any technology purchase. Buyers want to undertand their options and the tradeoffs to make the right choice. Here is a three-step guide from Amplifon to help your members or employees discover which type of hearing aid makes sense for them.

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Topics: noise, hearing, communication, hearing aids, Loud, ears, hearing loss, hearing loss treatment, prices on hearing aids, prices of hearing aids, hearing help, Fitting, decibel levels, dB levels, Hearing Aid Discount, Hearing Aid Cost, technology, frequency, Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aid Features, new hearing aids, hearing aid tips

Amplifon Earns NCQA Accreditation for Credentialing

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 21, 2020 11:52:32 AM

Amplifon Hearing Health Care has earned accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for the credentialing and recredentialing of hearing health care providers in the Amplifon network. This accredited status is effective May 8, 2020, through May 8, 2023.

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New study connects slight hearing loss to cognitive decline, a dementia risk factor

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 15, 2020 9:41:00 AM

Even the mildest cases of hearing loss may lead to cognitive decline, say researchers at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, cognitive decline, Medicare Advantage, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Dementia and Hearing Loss, dementia, Alzheimer's Prevention, Dementia Prevention, Cognitive Ability

‘Ask the Expert’ is back! New series addresses hearing loss-health connections

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Mar 25, 2020 8:45:00 AM

Note: Following is the first installment in a brand new 3-part “Ask the Expert” series, responding to questions about how hearing loss is connected to various other aspects of health. Our expert is audiologist Dr. Carrie Meyer, Director of Clinical Programs. We encourage you to share this information with your health plan members or employees.

Today’s Question:

“My audiologist asked me if I had a history of heart disease, diabetes or balance issues. I just came to get my hearing checked — what do these other conditions have to do with my ears?”

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, heart disease, hearing aid coverage, Diabetes, depression, Hearing Healthcare Program, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Stroke Prevention, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls, Social Isolation, High blood pressure, Ask the Expert

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