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Get to know the Amplifon team: Guillaume Bonniol, new Senior Vice President

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jul 7, 2020 8:36:35 AM

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.

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Topics: hearing aids, Amplifon Team, hearing health, Hearing Healthcare, Hearing Healthcare Program, Hearing Healthcare Partner

Three-Step Guide to Buying Hearing Aids During COVID-19

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jun 16, 2020 10:30:00 AM

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.

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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 Earns NCQA Accreditation for Credentialing

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 21, 2020 11:52:32 AM

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.

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New study connects slight hearing loss to cognitive decline, a dementia risk factor

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 15, 2020 9:41:00 AM

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

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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

‘Ask the Expert’ is back! New series addresses hearing loss-health connections

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Mar 25, 2020 8:45:00 AM

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.

Today’s Question:

“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?”

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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

Injury-causing falls: What’s missing from the conversation?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Mar 17, 2020 8:56:00 AM

The statistics associated with injury-causing falls should be setting off alarm bells throughout U.S. society, starting with the fact that more than one in four Americans over the age of 65 experiences a fall each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What causes people to fall isn’t always so clear-cut, as the following conversation between a mother and daughter illustrates…

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, Medicare Advantage, Hearing Healthcare Program, Hearing Benefit, Healthcare Costs, Hearing Loss and Falls, Injury-Causing Falls

New white paper addresses state-mandated hearing health care coverage

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Mar 11, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Do you offer health plans in states that require coverage of hearing aids and hearing health care services? At least 23 states now mandate hearing benefits. While this may be good news for eligible consumers, state-mandated hearing benefits have generated significant concerns and questions for insurance carriers.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing aid coverage, Hearing Healthcare Program, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit

Cognitive health: What’s missing from the conversation?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Mar 5, 2020 11:17:17 AM

Approximately 5.7 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. People frequently associate dementia, as well as general cognitive decline, with advancing age. However, the following conversation between two sisters suggests that another risk factor may be in play…

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, Hearing Healthcare Program, Hearing Benefit, Healthcare Costs, Dementia and Hearing Loss, alzheimer's, dementia, Alzheimer's Prevention, Social Isolation, Dementia Prevention, Cognitive Ability, Loneliness

World Hearing Day: Don’t let hearing loss limit your members or employees

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Feb 27, 2020 10:11:32 AM

World Hearing Day is March 3. So, what’s in it for a health insurance company or employer? More than you might think! This year’s theme, “Don’t let hearing loss limit you. Hearing for Life!” certainly applies to people in their daily lives. Left untreated, hearing loss limits educational opportunities, employment, earning power and the ability to lead a healthy life. The opposite is true for individuals who are proactive about their hearing.

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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, World Hearing Day, Hearing Loss Prevention, dementia, Social Isolation, Cognitive Ability

Mental health: What’s missing from the conversation?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Feb 18, 2020 3:14:42 PM

Millions of Americans suffer from depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions. Often family and friends don’t understand what the individual is experiencing or what caused these conditions, as illustrated in this conversation between two members of a card-playing group…

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Topics: hearing aids, Tinnitus, hearing loss, depression, Hearing Healthcare Program, Untreated Hearing Loss, Hearing Benefit, Healthcare Costs, Hearing Loss and Depression, Depression and Anxiety, Social Isolation, Cognitive Ability, Loneliness

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