Choosing the right supplemental benefits in a crowded Medicare Advantage marketplace

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jan 23, 2020 7:15:28 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. Consider these statistics from the Kaiser Family Foundation and CMS:

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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

Revisiting our top 5 blog posts of 2019

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jan 17, 2020 5:29:34 PM

Fresh into a new year and a new decade, we thought this would be a good time to pause and ask: Did you miss any of our most popular blog posts in 2019? 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, Hearing Benefit, Social Determinates of Health, AHIP Institute & Expo, AHIP Project Link

Whole person health: What’s missing from the conversation?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jan 9, 2020 9:57:36 AM

Whole person health is one of today’s hottest topics of discussion. But something significant is missing from the conversation. To find out what it is, let’s eavesdrop on Sally and Ted. Ted is 50 years old and just completed his annual physical exam. His wife, Sally, asks Ted about his exam on the way home from the doctor’s office…

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, depression, Hearing Healthcare Program, Untreated Hearing Loss, Hearing Benefit, Healthcare Costs, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls, Social Isolation, Social Determinates of Health, Loneliness, Whole Person Health

‘Ask the Expert,’ part 4, offers tips to boost hearing aid purchasing power

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Dec 13, 2019 2:49:53 PM

Note: This is the fourth installment in our “Ask the Expert” series. We encourage health plans and employers to share this information, including the accompanying video, with their members or employees. Read part 1 here, part 2 here and part 3 here.

In part four of our special “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.

Question:

“I’m on a limited budget. How much do hearing aids cost, and how can I make them more affordable?”

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, FSA/HSA Flex Spend Dollars, FSA, Medicare Advantage, hearing healthcare provider, depression, Hearing Healthcare Program, Untreated Hearing Loss, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Affordable Hearing Aids, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls, Ask the Expert

Co-occurring vision and hearing problems dramatically increase dementia risk

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Dec 4, 2019 1:40:22 PM

When older adults experience impairments to two or more senses, such as vision and hearing, their risk of developing dementia increases significantly, according to two recent studies reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, Medicare Advantage, Hearing Healthcare Program, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Hearing Loss and Vision, Dementia and Hearing Loss, dementia, Alzheimer's Prevention, Dementia Prevention, Cognitive Ability

‘Ask the Expert,’ part 3, demystifies the consumer experience with new hearing aids

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Nov 20, 2019 4:23:51 PM

Note: This is the third installment in our 4-part “Ask the Expert” series. We encourage health insurance carriers and employers to share this information, including the accompanying video, with their members or employees. Need to get caught up? Read part 1 here and part 2 here.

In part three of our special “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.

Question:

“I know I need hearing help, but I have questions. Can hearing aids help me? And what’s it really like to start wearing hearing aids?”

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing evaluation, hearing healthcare provider, Hearing Healthcare Program, Hearing Benefit, Hearing Aid Technology, Ask the Expert

Get to know the Amplifon team: Q&A with Jessie Thielbar, Provider Network Manager

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Nov 6, 2019 11:29:07 AM

Jessie Thielbar brings more than 20 years of hearing health care experience to her role as Provider Network Manager for Amplifon Hearing Health Care. Prior to joining Amplifon in November 2016, she worked for a hearing aid manufacturer. As the following Q&A reveals, Jessie and her team have a profound impact on our providers, the audiologists and hearing aid dispensers that take care of our members.

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Topics: hearing aids, Amplifon Team, hearing loss, hearing aid coverage, Providers, Hearing Benefit, Hearing Healthcare Partner

‘Ask the Expert,’ part 2, sheds light on the consumer experience with a provider

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Nov 1, 2019 11:09:11 AM

Note: This is the second installment in our 4-part “Ask the Expert” series. We encourage health insurance carriers and employers to share this information, including the accompanying video, with their members or employees. Did you miss part 1? Click here to get caught up.

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

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing aid coverage, hearing healthcare provider, Hearing Healthcare Program, Hearing Benefit, Ask the Expert

‘Ask the Expert’ series launches with question about when to get treatment

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Oct 9, 2019 9:40:59 AM

Note: Following is the first installment in our 4-part “Ask the Expert” series. In the interest of good hearing health, we encourage health insurance carriers and employers to share this information with their members or employees

Every day at Amplifon Hearing Health Care, we get questions from consumers about hearing loss and hearing aids. In this series of special blog posts, one of our resident hearing health care experts, Carrie Meyer, Au.D., Director of Clinical Programs, answers some of the most frequently asked questions.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing aid coverage, FSA/HSA Flex Spend Dollars, FSA, Medicare Advantage, depression, Hearing Healthcare Program, Untreated Hearing Loss, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Healthcare Costs, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls, Ask the Expert

A month devoted to hearing protection and audiology awareness — and why you should care

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Oct 1, 2019 11:45:13 AM

Hearing health care professionals across the country are mobilizing resources for National Protect Your Hearing Month and National Audiology Awareness Month, both observed in October.

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

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