New research: ‘Early hearing loss could pave the way for dementia’

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 21, 2018 3:22:43 PM

Hearing loss and degenerative brain disease are two health conditions typically associated with advancing age. But younger people, along with their health insurers and employers, should be concerned about these conditions, especially in light of a recent Ohio State University study.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, Hearing Healthcare Program, Health Insurance, Dementia and Hearing Loss, alzheimer's, dementia, Alzheimer's Prevention, Dementia Prevention

Healthy hearing, healthy brains

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 12, 2018 12:02:23 PM

Keeping America’s brains healthy is a good thing, for a lot of reasons. For health insurers, it means lower payouts for treating Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. For employers, it means greater productivity and employee retention. And, of course, for the average person, it means a better quality of life for them and their loved ones.

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Topics: brain biology, Dementia and Hearing Loss, alzheimer's, dementia, Alzheimer's Prevention, Dementia Prevention, Cognitive Ability

Healthier members help drive success for Medicare Advantage plans

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 5, 2018 10:08:00 AM

The success of a Medicare Advantage plan depends on attracting new members. But also crucial is the health of those members — high payouts for medical care can undermine the financial viability of the plan.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing aid coverage, Medicare Advantage, depression, Hearing Healthcare Program, Untreated Hearing Loss, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Healthcare Costs, Dementia and Hearing Loss, dementia, Hearing Loss and Depression, Injury-Causing Falls, Social Isolation

10 ways your members or employees can cut their risk of hearing loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 30, 2018 11:49:04 AM

The ability to hear well is vital for a lot of good reasons. It may stave off adverse health conditions, such as depression, dementia and injury-causing falls. It’s also essential for effective communication and collaboration in the workplace. Optimal hearing benefits not just the individual, but your organization as a whole, in terms of operational efficiency and profitability.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing evaluation, depression, Hearing Healthcare Program, Health Insurance, Hearing Loss Prevention, Dementia and Hearing Loss, dementia, Hearing Loss and Depression, Injury-Causing Falls

How a hearing benefit can help health insurers achieve cost and revenue goals

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 20, 2018 2:46:26 PM

Virtually all health insurance companies strive to control costs and increase revenues. Sounds simple enough, right? But these objectives have become increasingly elusive, thanks to an aging population, rising medical costs, intensifying competition and other factors. Now there’s mounting evidence that the addition of a hearing benefit can contribute to a stronger bottom line for health insurers.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing aid coverage, Medicare Advantage, depression, Hearing Healthcare Program, Untreated Hearing Loss, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Healthcare Costs, Dementia and Hearing Loss, dementia, Hearing Loss and Depression, Injury-Causing Falls

Good vision — and hearing — are essential for back-to-school season

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 16, 2018 11:18:02 AM

August has arrived, summer vacations are winding down, and schools are ramping up for a new year of learning. Speaking of school, August is Vision & Learning Month. The sponsoring organization, College of Optometrists in Vision Development, aims for parents and educators to understand the importance of vision for a child’s success in school.

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Topics: hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss, Hearing Healthcare Program, Hearing Benefit, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Loss in Children, Hearing Loss and Vision, Back to School

Preventing hearing loss: Make it your business

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 7, 2018 12:40:14 PM

What your health plan members or company employees do at home or in their leisure activities is none of your business. Or is it? Unwise lifestyle choices can certainly lead to negative consequences, affecting both health status and on-the-job performance.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss, Hearing Healthcare Program, Untreated Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Noisy Summer Activities, Noisy Fall Activities

Seven outdated perceptions about hearing aids and why this matters to your members or employees

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jul 31, 2018 3:17:11 PM

If one of your members or employees suffers a heart attack, the prospects for a full recovery are much better than they were just 10 or 20 years ago. The reason, of course, is that cardiac care is more effective than ever, thanks to advances in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and clinical protocols.  

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing healthcare professional, hearing healthcare provider, Hearing Healthcare Program, Untreated Hearing Loss, Hearing Benefit, Healthcare Costs, evolution of hearing aids, Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aid Features

Untreated hearing loss: a risk factor for depression

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jul 13, 2018 11:51:37 AM

An estimated 16.2 million adults in the U.S. experienced at least one major episode of depression in 2016, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That’s roughly 6.7% of all U.S. adults.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, depression, Untreated Hearing Loss, Hearing Healthcare Partner, Hearing Loss and Depression, Depression and Anxiety

Summer living may be easy — but it can be hard on the ears

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jun 29, 2018 12:11:27 PM

Ah, summertime peace and quiet — well, maybe not so much. The fact is, summer has become noisier and noisier over the years, and we’re not just talking about Fourth of July fireworks. People everywhere, including your members or employees, engage in a variety of summertime activities that generate a lot of noise. And this noise can cause permanent hearing damage.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss, Hearing Healthcare Program, Hearing Loss Prevention, Noisy Summer Activities, Fourth of July Fireworks

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