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

Our Top 5 Blog Posts from 2018

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jan 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Our ears are buzzing! You told us what you wanted to know about hearing loss care and prevention in 2018. Check out our top 5 blog posts from the past year. Read them again or share with a friend to keep the conversation going!

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Topics: hearing loss, hearing screenings, Audiologists, Hearing Education, allergies, evolution of hearing aids, Cognitive Ability

5 Reasons to Get Your Hearing Checked in 2019

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Dec 31, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Did you struggle to hear your family members at this year’s holiday gatherings?  Have you found yourself saying ‘What?’ more than normal? Has your spouse repeatedly complained that the TV is too loud? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it might be time to get your hearing checked.

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Topics: hearing loss, hearing screenings, Hearing Education, Alzheimer's Prevention, Cognitive Ability, New Years Resolution

For 2019, resolve to improve your hearing

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Dec 19, 2018 5:17:11 PM

Have you made a new year’s resolution for 2019? Does it involve reducing stress, staying better connected with family and friends, expanding your social network, learning a new skill or making more money? Then you may want to check to make sure your hearing is up to the challenge. Why's that?

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Topics: hearing aids, Untreated Hearing Loss, Social Isolation, New Years Resolution

Sound advice for hard-of-hearing travelers

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Dec 14, 2018 4:51:17 PM

Traveling this winter? It’s fun to “get away from it all.” However, travel comes with challenges — which are magnified with a hearing loss. You could miss a lot of vital information, from announcements at the train station or airport to conversation at busy restaurants. Following these four “be’s” can help you maximize your enjoyment and minimize your risks.

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Topics: travel

A caregiver's guide to dealing with a loved one's hearing loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Dec 11, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Hearing loss affects not only the person with the loss but also the loved one’s in their life. But there are ways to make it easier on everyone.

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Topics: communication, Tips to help hearing impaired guests, Hearing Education, Family member, relationships, caregiver

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: Children and Hearing Loss, holidays, Holidays and Hearing

Can colder weather affect your hearing?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Nov 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

‘Tis the season for fuzzy sweaters, hot cocoa, thick blankets, and…hearing protection? Whether you live in a cold climate, or you’re visiting family or friends for the holidays, chances are you’ll be experiencing the bitter sting of cool winter air at some point this season. You may know that a drop in temperatures can cause your body to shiver and your teeth to chatter, but did you know that it can also cause changes in your ears that lead to ringing in the ears, pain, dizziness, and even hearing loss? Learn more about the potential dangers to your hearing and how you can protect your hearing in cold weather.

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Topics: hearing aids, Hearing Education, Hearing Loss Prevention

Let's talk turkey about hearing loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Nov 6, 2018 11:29:00 AM

It’s that time of year again. You know - when families gather and reconnect over a fabulous meal. Everyone’s excited to share stories and catch up on each other’s lives.  But for some, this time of year brings on frustration and dread. But why would spending time with loved ones cause this reaction?

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Topics: hearing loss, schedule an appointment, Healthy Hearing, Holidays and Hearing, Social Isolation

9 tips to make listening easier for your holiday guests with hearing loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Nov 1, 2018 2:29:49 PM

With more than 36 million Americans who have hearing loss, there’s a good chance that one or more of them will show up at your table this holiday season. For these individuals, normal conversation can be a big challenge — a challenge that’s compounded at holiday gatherings by multiple simultaneous conversations, clanging silverware, shrieking children and other competing sounds.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing health, holidays, Holidays and Hearing

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