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