Four key wins created by the addition of a hearing benefit

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Nov 7, 2018 12:27:48 PM

Sometimes the question “What does it cost to add a benefit to your health plan?” can best be answered with another question: “What does it cost not to add a benefit to your health plan?” The latter question definitely applies to the addition of a hearing benefit.

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Topics: hearing loss, hearing aids, hearing aid coverage, Affordable Hearing Solution, Hearing Benefit, Hearing Healthcare Program, Untreated Hearing Loss, Cardiovascular Disease, dementia, depression, Injury-Causing Falls, Health Insurance, Medicare Advantage

From the roar of the helipad to a new appreciation for good hearing health

Posted by Guest post by Eric Gaither, RN on Oct 30, 2018 3:08:39 PM

I can still remember the sound of the overhead announcement cutting through the wailing of babies, the incessant beeps of cardiac monitors, the continuous clicking of ventilators and the many loud conversations going on in every direction. “Medevac helicopter en route…two female patients…one adult…one pediatric…MVA victims with multiple injuries. ETA: three minutes on helipad one!” 

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Topics: hearing loss, hearing aids, Hearing Healthcare Program, hearing aid coverage, Affordable Hearing Solution, Hearing Aid Discount, Hearing Healthcare Benefit, Hearing Benefit, Health Insurance, Hearing Loss Prevention, Untreated Hearing Loss, dementia, depression, Injury-Causing Falls, Medicare Advantage, National Protect Your Hearing Month

FSAs, HSAs can help motivate health plan members to seek hearing loss treatment

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

How can you motivate your members to seek timely treatment for hearing loss, a health condition affecting an estimated 36 million Americans?

After all, good hearing makes good sense for health insurers and their members. In recent years, a number of studies have identified untreated hearing loss as a risk factor for significant — and costly — health conditions, including dementia, depression and injury-causing falls.

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Topics: hearing loss, hearing aids, Untreated Hearing Loss, Hearing Healthcare Program, Hearing Benefit, Affordable Hearing Solution, Affordable Hearing Aids, Health Insurance, Medicare Advantage, Hearing Loss and Accidents, Hearing Loss and Injuries, Social Isolation, FSA, FSA/HSA Flex Spend Dollars

Following the pathway from hearing loss to social isolation to mental illness

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Oct 10, 2018 3:37:24 PM

Mental illness doesn’t just rob individuals of a vibrant life and a bright future. It also places an enormous burden on health insurers and employers. According to the American Psychiatric Association, the direct cost of treating and supporting mental illness in the U.S. has reached a staggering $55 billion annually. Then there are the indirect costs: an estimated $273 billion, which includes lost workplace productivity resulting from employees who are absent or cannot work to their full ability.

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Topics: hearing loss, hearing aids, Untreated Hearing Loss, Hearing Healthcare Program, Hearing Loss and Depression, depression, Social Isolation, Mental Illness Awareness Week, World Mental Health Day

How audiologists deliver value for your members or employees

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Oct 1, 2018 3:23:36 PM

Are you considering the implementation of a hearing healthcare benefit or hearing discount program? There are many reasons to choose Amplifon Hearing Health Care as your partner, including thousands of locations from coast to coast, the availability of our complete line of 1,700 hearing devices with the latest technology from all major brands and our low-price guarantee, to name a few.

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Topics: hearing loss, hearing aids, Hearing Healthcare Program, hearing aid coverage, Hearing Aid Discount, Hearing Healthcare Benefit, Hearing Healthcare Partner, Health Insurance, Hearing Loss Prevention, hearing healthcare professional, Audiologists, National Audiology Awareness Month, National Protect Your Hearing Month

What hearing health could reveal about heart health

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 28, 2018 11:31:52 AM

The sponsor of World Heart Day 2018 (September 29) asks people to make a simple promise — “for my heart, for your heart, for all our hearts.” This includes “a promise as an individual to cook and eat more healthily, to do more exercise and encourage your children to be more active, to say ‘no’ to smoking.”

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, heart disease, hearing aid coverage, hearing evaluation, Hearing Healthcare Program, Hearing Aid Discount, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Health, Heart and Hearing Health

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

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

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