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Ask the Expert: How can I save money on hearing aids?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Nov 10, 2020 11:00:00 AM

 

 

In our “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.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing aid coverage, hearing aid price, insurance coverage, hearing solutions, FSA/HSA Flex Spend Dollars, FSA, HSA, Affordable Hearing Aids

Ask the Expert: If Medicare doesn’t cover hearing aids, who does?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Oct 29, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Today’s Question:

“I need hearing aids, but I also need help paying for them. I thought Medicare would help with the cost, but I’ve been told that I should look for coverage through a Medicare Advantage plan. What’s the real story? I’m confused!”

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing aid coverage, insurance coverage, hearing aid prices, schedule an appointment, Medicare Advantage, Affordable Hearing Solution, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Affordable Hearing Aids, Medicare, Ask the Expert

Quick Guide to Understanding Decibel Charts

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Oct 13, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Today’s world is full of loud sounds, from the roar of lawnmowers to the clamor of construction sites. Even your favorite hobbies may emit sounds big and strong, such as: riding a motorcycle, playing or producing music, spending an afternoon at the shooting range, or home improvement using power tools. 

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Topics: noise, hearing, communication, Loud, Protection, damage, hearing protection, dangerous, ears, hearing loss, protect, hearing test, noise-induced hearing loss, decibel levels, dB levels, Healthy Hearing, Hearing Loss Prevention, noise exposure, Sudden Hearing Loss, loss & damage

Ask the Expert: Why people avoid or delay a decision to wear hearing aids

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Today’s Question:

“One of my good friends has a hearing problem, and it’s obvious to everyone (including herself). She went in for a hearing test and seemed happy to find out she was a good candidate for hearing aids. However, when I asked her about it later, she said ‘I’m not ready yet,’ but wouldn’t tell me why. What’s holding my friend back?"

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, Flex Spending, hearing aid price range, hearing loss treatment, prices on hearing aids, hearing aid coverage, hearing aid price, insurance coverage, hearing solutions, FSA/HSA Flex Spend Dollars, hearing aid prices, Hearing Program, Cost of Health Care, schedule an appointment, Medicare Advantage, family & friends, Family member, Affordable Hearing Solution, Hearing Aid Discount, Health Insurance, Affordable Insurance, hearing discount, Affordable Hearing Aids, technology, self-esteem, Hearing Aid Features, new hearing aids, Medicare, Ask the Expert, Advanced technology, Nearly invisible hearing aids, Modern hearing aids

Sudden Temporary Hearing Loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Sudden temporary hearing loss can be very upsetting and confusing issue to experience. The good news is it can be remedied if diagnosed and treated early. Here, we will break down everything you need to know about temporary or sudden hearing loss from causes to treatment options and most importantly, what you can do to minimize your risk of experiencing it. 

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Topics: noise, hearing, Loud, Protection, damage, hearing protection, dangerous, outdoors, ears, hearing loss, protect, excessive noise exposure, noise-induced hearing loss, decibel levels, dB levels, outdoor events, Healthy Hearing, Hearing Loss Prevention, noise exposure, Sudden Hearing Loss, relationships, environmental, loss & damage

Ask the Expert: Safely addressing hearing loss during the COVID-19 era

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 8, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Today’s Question:

“I was planning to see an audiologist about my hearing loss, and then COVID-19 put my plans on hold! Is now a good time to reschedule my appointment? My hearing definitely needs help, but I don’t want to take any undue risks with my health.”

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing appointment, hearing loss treatment, hearing help, schedule an appointment, hearing evaluation, hearing healthcare professional, Untreated Hearing Loss, Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aid Features, hearing aid tips, Ask the Expert, COVID-19

Ask the Expert: When and How to Discuss a Loved One’s Hearing Loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Today’s Question:

“I’ve noticed that my husband’s hearing has gradually deteriorated over the past couple years. I’m thinking I should talk to him about it before it gets a lot worse. Is this the right time, and can you guide my discussion?”

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Topics: hearing care, hearing loss, hearing appointment, hearing test, hearing loss treatment, insurance coverage, schedule an appointment, FSA, HSA, Medicare Advantage, hearing evaluation, depression, Family member, Hearing Aid Cost, Untreated Hearing Loss, Affordable Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss and Falls, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls, Social Isolation, hearing quiz, Ask the Expert

Hearing Protection for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Summer and fall are the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors. But could your favorite outdoor activities be putting your hearing at risk?

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Topics: noise, hearing, Loud, leisure activities, Protection, damage, hearing protection, dangerous, outdoors, ears, summertime, hearing loss, protect, hearing solutions, Hearing Care Solutions, excessive noise exposure, decibel levels, dB levels, outdoor events, Healthy Hearing, Family member, Hearing Loss Prevention, noise exposure, Sudden Hearing Loss, social skills, relationships, environmental, loss & damage, Noisy Summer Activities

How Hearing Aids Improve Quality of Life at Home

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 3, 2020 11:00:00 PM

If you’re spending more time at home lately, you may wonder about the need for daily hearing aid use. But hearing aids aren’t just for the hustle and bustle. Daily use — even while social distancing — can help you hear more and improve your relationships with your loved ones.

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Topics: easy, hearing, communication, hearing aids, hearing care, ears, protect, what to expect, hearing solutions, Hearing Care Solutions, Hearing aid care, hearing aid maintenance, Healthy Hearing, Family member, noise exposure, social skills, relationships, Social Isolation, hearing aid expectations, hearing aid tips, Loneliness

Three tips for wearing a face mask with hearing aids

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jul 27, 2020 2:18:52 PM

With many states putting mandates in place, wearing face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has quickly become part of our daily routine. But, if you have hearing aids, wearing a mask can be cumbersome. Below are three tips to take the stress out of wearing a mask with hearing aids.

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Topics: hearing loss, Hearing aid care, COVID-19

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