Going to AHIP Institute & Expo? Here’s where you’ll find ‘outside-the-box’ thought leadership

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jun 11, 2019 9:26:33 AM

What are the hot topics on tap for the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute & Expo, June 19-21, in Nashville? Perusing the agenda, you’ll see references to themes like value-based care, product innovation, prevention and well-being, supplemental benefits, Medicare Advantage, social determinants of health and even Game of Thrones.

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Topics: hearing aids, Amplifon Team, Medicare Advantage, Hearing Healthcare Program, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Social Determinates of Health, America's Health Insurance Plans, AHIP Institute & Expo

New study: Older adults with hearing loss 47% more likely to have depression

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 28, 2019 11:12:28 AM

Depression costs health insurers, employers and U.S. society as a whole an estimated $210 billion annually, according to health care consultant Paul E. Greenberg. Now it’s become clear that by treating their hearing loss, many individuals could reduce their risk of depression.

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

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

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