3 reasons why I’m excited to be part of the Amplifon Hearing Health Care team

Posted by Michael Wagner on May 21, 2019 10:43:21 AM

In December 2018, I joined Amplifon Hearing Health Care as Senior Director of Sales and Account Management. Now that I have a few months under my belt, I wanted to share a few reasons why I’m excited to be part of the Amplifon team.

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Topics: hearing aids, Amplifon Team, hearing loss, hearing health, Comorbidities, depression, Hearing Healthcare Program, Hearing Benefit, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls, Amplifon account manager

Better Hearing & Speech Month 2019: ‘Communication across the lifespan’

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 29, 2019 1:22:04 PM

“Communication across the lifespan” is the theme of Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) for 2019, and the ramifications for health insurers and their members, as well as for businesses and employees, are clearer than ever.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing aid coverage, noise-induced hearing loss, Medicare Advantage, depression, Hearing Healthcare Program, Untreated Hearing Loss, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Healthcare Costs, Hearing Loss Prevention, better hearing & speech month, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls

Get to know the Amplifon team: Q&A with our Senior VP, Tabatha Erck

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 24, 2019 4:05:51 PM

Tabatha Erck, Ed.D., MPH, joined the Amplifon Hearing Health Care team in 2018. As our Senior Vice President, she’s responsible for the business unit’s vision and strategic planning. This includes oversight of establishing, directing and achieving all business objectives, as well as leading her team through an evolving industry and constant innovation. In this special blog post, Tab shares her thoughts about the industry, Amplifon, our partners, and herself.

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Topics: hearing aids, Amplifon Team, hearing loss, hearing aid coverage, Affordable Hearing Solution, Hearing Healthcare Program, Hearing Benefit, Hearing Loss Prevention, Affordable Hearing Aids, Hearing Healthcare Partner

The many hats of an Amplifon Account Manager and how they can work for you

Posted by Jennifer Duncan on Apr 11, 2019 9:25:00 AM

What can an account manager do for you? More than you might think! At Amplifon Hearing Health Care, our national account managers wear a lot of different hats (often several on any given day), yet virtually everything we do touches our partners and their members or employees in one way or another.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, heart disease, May BHSM, noise-induced hearing loss, Comorbidities, depression, Hearing Healthcare Program, Untreated Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Loss in Children, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls, Amplifon account manager

New study reinforces type 2 diabetes-hearing loss link and need for action

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Mar 19, 2019 3:37:57 PM

Is your organization serious about putting a dent in diabetes — one of the top five costliest health conditions in the U.S.? If so, you need every tool at your disposal to prevent or delay the disease.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing aid coverage, Diabetes, hearing evaluation, Hearing Healthcare Program, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Diabetes and Hearing Loss, Diabetes Alert Day, Diabetes and hearing, Affordable Hearing Aids

Smoking: a hearing loss risk factor — why health insurers and employers should care

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Mar 14, 2019 10:55:29 AM

For decades health insurance companies and employers have conducted various anti-smoking initiatives — and justifiably so, since smoking is known to cause a host of serious and costly health conditions, including cancer, heart disease and respiratory ailments. Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, heart disease, hearing aid coverage, depression, Hearing Healthcare Program, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Healthcare Costs, Cardiovascular Disease, smoking, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls

World Hearing Day: a practical guide for health insurers and employers

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Feb 26, 2019 10:45:00 AM

World Hearing Day, March 3, may be the biggest day devoted to hearing health on a global basis. But the real focus should be on local efforts to prevent and treat hearing loss, which affects an estimated 466 million people worldwide and 36 million right here in the U.S.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing aid coverage, noise-induced hearing loss, Medicare Advantage, depression, Hearing Healthcare Program, Untreated Hearing Loss, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Healthcare Costs, World Hearing Day, Hearing Loss Prevention, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls

Workplace noise and its impact on cardiovascular health

Posted by Todd McMullen on Feb 19, 2019 8:56:00 AM

It’s a beautiful spring day, and you’re driving with the windows down and sunroof open. You’re coming up to a construction zone. As you drive through, you encounter the sounds of jackhammers ripping away the old street surface and the incessant beeping of a dump truck backing up. You decide to roll up the windows and close the sunroof for a few blocks to isolate yourself from the noise.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, heart disease, noise-induced hearing loss, depression, Hearing Healthcare Program, American Heart Month, Cardiovascular Disease, Heart and Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Prevention, occupational hearing loss, Workers' Comp, Workers' Comp Costs, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls, Social Isolation

New study points to role of hearing aids in reducing cognitive decline

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Feb 6, 2019 12:26:51 PM

We’ve previously reported on research showing that hearing loss is a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia. Now comes the strongest evidence yet that hearing loss is not only linked to cognitive decline and dementia, but that the use of hearing aids may help protect the brain from these conditions of advancing age.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, Medicare Advantage, Hearing Healthcare Program, Untreated Hearing Loss, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Affordable Hearing Aids, Dementia and Hearing Loss, alzheimer's, dementia, Alzheimer's Prevention, Dementia Prevention, Cognitive Ability

Preventing ‘music-induced’ hearing loss should start at a young age

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jan 23, 2019 10:17:00 AM

Thinking about it later in life, Jim realized that his hearing loss probably started when he was a teen or young adult. It might have been the rock concerts he attended, the fireworks he set off, the motorcycle he rode or all of these (and perhaps other) high-noise activities. Jim ignored his hearing loss all these years — and now he’s paying the price through an increased risk for costly health conditions, including dementia, depression and injury-causing falls.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing aid coverage, noise-induced hearing loss, Hearing Healthcare Program, Untreated Hearing Loss, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Hearing Loss Prevention

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