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From Arkansas to Wisconsin, health insurers cover hearing aids for children

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jan 25, 2019 5:18:33 PM

Do you know a child with hearing loss — perhaps someone like 10-year-old Hunter Martin? The Illinois boy is among the nearly 15% of U.S. children who have a hearing impairment. Fortunately, Hunter got the hearing help he needed. And now he’s become an advocate for other hearing-impaired children, even testifying before the Illinois Senate Insurance Committee in favor of a state law requiring health insurers to cover hearing aids for kids.

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Topics: Hearing Loss in Children, Children and Hearing Loss, children, state mandates, hearing aid coverage, Hearing Aids for Children

Holiday shopping: before you buy, consider your ears!

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Nov 30, 2018 4:46:34 PM

That wrapped gift looks innocent enough under the tree. But inside may be a toy so loud, it could harm a child’s hearing. For example, a sing along karaoke toy for kids can clock in at 95 decibels (dB) — similar to the sound generated by a power mower or  motorcycle. At 95 dB, a child's hearing can be damaged in approximately 30 minutes.

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Topics: holidays, Holidays and Hearing, Children and Hearing Loss

Discrimination at work and school

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jun 12, 2018 9:09:00 AM

Discrimination is common in our world today for all sorts of reasons and hearing loss is no exception.  Many people face this every day in both professional and personal settings.  Hearing loss is known as the "silent disability" because you cannot see someone's hearing loss the same way you can see a prosthetic leg or someone's vision impairment. 

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Topics: discrimination, workplace hearing loss, income loss, hearing loss, Hearing Loss in Children, Children and Hearing Loss, sports, deaf, Cochlear Implants, silent disability, depression, physical inactivity, self-esteem, cognitive decline, social skills, relationships

Hear the future on World Hearing Day

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Feb 28, 2018 9:54:20 AM

We celebrate World Hearing Day every year on March 3rd. Its purpose is to raise awareness about hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care around the world. This year's theme is "Hear the future." The hope is to draw attention to the expected increase in the number of people with hearing loss across the world over the upcoming years.

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Topics: hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss, excessive noise exposure, noise exposure, what causes hearing loss, noise, loud noises, hearing loss causes, Babies and Hearing Loss, Children and Hearing Loss, children, music, Healthy Hearing, World Hearing Day

Early intervention with children results in better outcomes

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 21, 2016 9:06:00 AM

At the age of 3 months, Alex Mussomeli’s hearing loss was diagnosed, and he was fitted with hearing aids. When he was 3 years old, he received a cochlear implant for his right ear. His mother, Nada, believes Alex’s young age helped him adjust more quickly to the implant.

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Topics: hearing loss, Children and Hearing Loss, Babies and Hearing Loss

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