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.
Topics: hearing care, hearing loss, hearing loss treatment, insurance coverage, why you should address hearing loss, cognitive decline, schedule an appointment, FSA, HSA, Medicare Advantage, depression, Untreated Hearing Loss, Affordable Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss and Falls, 60-day trial period, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls, Social Isolation
Here at Amplifon Hearing Health Care, our goal is to restore the sounds of life to our members. One of our most valuable assets to meet that goal is our nationwide network of hearing health care providers who meet our strict credentialing requirements. Many of these professionals are Audiologists – individuals who’ve attained the pinnacle of their profession. In honor of October’s National Audiology Awareness Month, we are celebrating the incredible work of our audiologist partners and recognizing our two in-house Audiologists. Meet Thomas J. Tedeschi, Au.D., FNAP, our Chief of Audiology and Carrie Meyer, Au.D., our Director of Clinical Programs. The two of them have more than 70 years of combined experience. We sat down with Tom and Carrie to learn more about their passion for hearing health care.
When you think about your hearing, do you also think about diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, obesity, oral health issues, smoking, prescription drugs, social isolation, dementia, depression, injury-causing falls and accidents? You should, because all of these health-related issues are connected, in one way or another, to your hearing.
Topics: hearing loss, stroke, Diabetes, oral hygiene, Comorbidities, schedule an appointment, obesity, depression, Untreated Hearing Loss, Cardiovascular Disease, smoking, Hearing Loss and Falls, ototoxic drugs, falls, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls, Social Isolation, High blood pressure
One-fourth of Americans age 65+ will fall every year1. If you have hearing loss, your risk for falling greatly increases. In a study2 conducted at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Frank Lin assessed hearing and balance in seniors and found that those with even mild hearing loss were three times more likely to suffer from an accidental fall.
34 states have mandated school hearing screenings1, but how much do you know about these screenings? Why do they do them? What exactly are they testing? How accurate is it? What should parents expect to come out of it?
Topics: noise, hearing care, hearing loss, children, protect, Children and Hearing Loss, hearing test, hearing exam, testing, loud noises, hearing screenings, schedule an appointment, hearing evaluation, Family member, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Loss in Children, noise exposure, environmental, Back to School, school
It’s time for that crazy chaos of getting school supplies, first day outfits, and physicals – but should you add getting your child’s hearing checked to your To-Do list? Traditionally children are given hearing tests at school, but those are only health exams to determine if you need further testing.
Topics: noise, hearing protection, hearing care, dangerous, hearing loss, children, protect, Children and Hearing Loss, Babies and Hearing Loss, hearing test, hearing exam, Diabetes, testing, excessive noise exposure, loud noises, schedule an appointment, hearing evaluation, Family member, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Loss in Children, noise exposure, ringing in ears, birth defects, social skills, relationships, self-esteem, environmental, Back to School, Earbuds, High blood pressure, school
The world has become an increasingly noisy place. High noise levels can permanently damage hearing, and it can interfere with the ability to communicate.
Topics: noise, hearing protection, summertime, hearing loss, hearing health, excessive noise exposure, summer tips, noise-induced hearing loss, loud noises, schedule an appointment, Healthy Hearing, depression, Hearing Loss Prevention, noise exposure, Dementia and Hearing Loss, dementia, Hearing Loss and Depression, Social Isolation
You may be surprised that one of the first questions a hearing care provider asks when seeing a patient concerned about hearing loss is: How has your blood sugar been?
Cigarette smoke gets in your lungs, your blood stream and your ears putting you at higher risk for any number of costly health conditions – cancer, heart disease, respiratory ailments and now you can add hearing loss to that list.
Topics: hearing loss, hearing appointment, cause of hearing loss, hearing screenings, Comorbidities, schedule an appointment, Cardiovascular Disease, Hearing Loss Prevention, smoking, illness & disease
May is Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM), and this year’s theme is “Communication across the lifespan,” a good time to pause and consider the importance of good hearing, regardless of your age.
Topics: noise, hearing, communication, hearing loss, hearing appointment, why you should address hearing loss, May BHSM, noise-induced hearing loss, loud noises, hearing screenings, schedule an appointment, Hearing Benefit, Hearing Loss Prevention