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World Hearing Day 2021: Let’s join forces to address a $750 billion health issue

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Feb 25, 2021 10:00:00 AM

What’s untreated hearing loss costing your organization? In laying out the premise for World Hearing Day — Wednesday, March 3 — the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that unaddressed hearing loss comes with a global price tag of $750 billion U.S. dollars. This dilemma involves people of all ages, from infants to the elderly.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing aid coverage, Comorbidities, Medicare Advantage, depression, Untreated Hearing Loss, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Healthcare Costs, World Hearing Day, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls, Social Isolation

Continued growth in the Medicare Advantage marketplace calls for a closer look at supplemental benefits

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jan 27, 2021 12:00:00 PM

More Americans than ever are enrolling in Medicare Advantage plans, a trend that shows no signs of slowing down. At the same time (and it’s no mere coincidence), health insurers continue to expand the supplemental benefits in their Medicare Advantage plans.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, Medicare Advantage, depression, Affordable Hearing Solution, Hearing Healthcare Program, Hearing Aid Cost, Untreated Hearing Loss, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Healthcare Costs, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls

New white paper explains the potential of a hearing benefit to drive improved member health and lower PMPM costs

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jan 19, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Consumers are demanding more supplemental benefits from their Medicare Advantage plans. For plan administrators, the challenge becomes how to satisfy this demand while maintaining fiscal integrity — especially in the face of rising healthcare costs.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, Comorbidities, Medicare Advantage, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Healthcare Costs

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2020

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jan 11, 2021 9:28:23 AM

As we finish the year that felt like the longest year, you should pause and ask if you read our most popular blog posts in 2020? For your convenience and reading pleasure, we’re revisiting our five most viewed blog articles from the past year.

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Topics: hearing aids, Amplifon Team, hearing health, Credentialing, Comorbidities, Medicare Advantage, Hearing Healthcare Program, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Ask the Expert

Five important lessons learned about the pandemic and its impact on hearing health

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Dec 29, 2020 10:00:00 AM

As with the virus itself, our collective knowledge about COVID-19 and its relation to hearing health is constantly evolving. Today we possess a much clearer understanding of how COVID-19, hearing loss and overall health are interconnected than we did in the early stages of the pandemic.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing aid coverage, Hearing Healthcare Program, Untreated Hearing Loss, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Social Isolation, Loneliness, COVID-19

Medicare Advantage plans: Let us help you create a 5-star member experience

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Dec 17, 2020 10:30:00 AM

In 2021 member experience will become more important than ever — a key driver of Medicare Advantage and Part D Star ratings for 2023 and beyond. So, what should Medicare Advantage plans be doing to improve the member experience? In a Managed Healthcare Executive article, healthcare analytics expert Amy Amick advises:

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing aid coverage, Medicare Advantage, Affordable Hearing Solution, Hearing Aid Discount, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Affordable Hearing Aids

‘Ask the Expert’: How can your members make the most of their hearing benefit?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Dec 14, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Note: Our popular “Ask the Expert” series returns with a focus on health plans and hearing benefits, guiding members toward affordable solutions to hearing loss. We encourage health plans to share this information with their members. Need to get caught up? Read part 1 here and part 2 here

In our “Ask the Expert” series, Amplifon Hearing Health Care audiologist Carrie Meyer, Au.D., answers a frequently asked question related to hearing loss and hearing aids.

Today’s Question: 

“I know I have a hearing benefit through Amplifon Hearing Health Care, but I'm not sure where to start. How can I make the most of my hearing benefit?” 

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing aid coverage, hearing evaluation, Hearing Healthcare Program, Hearing Aid Cost, Hearing Benefit, Affordable Hearing Aids, Hearing Aid Features, Savings, Ask the Expert, Hearing Aid Pricing, Hearing Aid Financing

'Ask the Expert’: How can your members save money on hearing aids?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Dec 7, 2020 10:00:00 AM

 

Note: Our popular “Ask the Expert” series returns with a focus on health plans and hearing benefits, guiding members toward affordable solutions to hearing loss. We encourage health plans to share this information with their members. Need to get caught up? Read part 1 here.

In our “Ask the Expert” series, Amplifon Hearing Health Care audiologist Carrie Meyer, Au.D., answers a frequently asked question related to hearing loss and hearing aids. 

Today’s Question: 

“I’m on a limited budget. How can I save money on hearing aids?” 

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing aid coverage, FSA/HSA Flex Spend Dollars, FSA, Hearing Healthcare Program, Hearing Aid Cost, Hearing Benefit, Hearing Aid Features, Ask the Expert, Hearing Aid Pricing, Hearing Aid Financing

New ‘Ask the Expert’ series focuses on health plan coverage of hearing aids and services

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Nov 29, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Note: Our popular “Ask the Expert” series returns with a focus on health plans and hearing benefits, guiding consumers toward affordable solutions to hearing loss. In our first installment, audiologist Dr. Tom Tedeschi responds to a question about hearing aid coverage for Medicare beneficiaries.

Today’s Question:

“I need hearing aids, but I also need help paying for them. I thought Medicare would help with the cost, but I’ve been told that I should look for coverage through a Medicare Advantage plan. What’s the real story? I’m confused!”

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing aid coverage, Medicare Advantage, Affordable Hearing Solution, Hearing Aid Cost, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Healthcare Costs, Affordable Hearing Aids, Ask the Expert

‘Ask the Expert’: Why do people avoid or delay a decision to wear hearing aids?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Nov 18, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Note: This is the third installment in our new 3-part “Ask the Expert” series. We encourage health plans and employers to share this information with their members or employees. Need to get caught up? Read part 1 here and part 2 here.

In part 3 of our latest “Ask the Expert” series, Dr. Tom Tedeschi, Amplifon’s Chief of Audiology, responds to a question about the reasons people won’t accept the help that’s so readily available for hearing loss.

Today’s Question:

“One of my good friends has a hearing problem, and it’s obvious to everyone (including herself). She went in for a hearing test and seemed happy to find out she was a good candidate for hearing aids. However, when I asked her about it later, she said ‘I’m not ready yet,’ but wouldn’t tell me why. What’s holding my friend back?”

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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 Aid Cost, Untreated Hearing Loss, Hearing Benefit, dementia, Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aid Features, Injury-Causing Falls, Ask the Expert

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