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What you need to know about Medicare's hearing aid coverage

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 5, 2019 8:05:00 AM

You need hearing aids, but you’re hesitant to take that step because the price is prohibitive. Fortunately, if you’re age 65 or older, Medicare will cover the cost, right? Wrong. Original Medicare and most Medicare Supplement (or Medigap) plans do not cover hearing aids or routine hearing exams.

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Topics: hearing aid coverage, insurance coverage, Medicare Advantage, Hearing Benefit, Affordable Hearing Aids, Medicare

How to Make the Most of Your Hearing Benefit

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Mar 27, 2019 10:00:00 AM

If you have a hearing benefit through Amplifon Hearing Health Care, you have access to so much more than just hearing aids. Wondering how you can maximize your benefit? Here’s five things you can do you make the most of your hearing benefit.

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Topics: Hearing Benefit, new hearing aids, success with hearing aids

Looking for affordable hearing aid options?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Mar 21, 2019 4:23:39 PM

You’ve done it, you’ve begun to explore your options to take care of your hearing loss, but you’re not entirely sold on the idea of purchasing hearing aids – will they help?  Will they be worth their price tag?  Many Americans find themselves asking these questions and looking for ways to save money on this important investment in their health and well-being.

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Topics: Affordable Hearing Aids, Savings

Nine ‘secrets’ for getting longer life out of your new hearing aids

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Mar 19, 2019 7:05:00 AM

How are new hearing aids like a new car? Getting 100,000 miles or more out of a car requires regular maintenance, including oil changes, tire rotations and engine tune-ups. Likewise, if you want years of listening enjoyment, you need to practice good hearing aid hygiene.

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Topics: Hearing aid care, hearing aid maintenance, new hearing aids, hearing aid tips

Time to change hearing aid batteries? Follow our easy step-by-step guide!

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Mar 18, 2019 6:34:46 PM

“How do I change the batteries in my hearing aids?” If you’re wearing new hearing aids, this question may have popped into your head. Or perhaps you’ve had your hearing aids a while and would like a “battery change refresher.” We’re glad to help!

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Topics: hearing aids, Batteries, hearing aid tips

Crowd Noise: A home field advantage or a hearing turn over?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Mar 15, 2019 10:06:00 AM

Sports – the American pass time. We all love to root on our home teams regardless of the season. And if we are lucky, we get to see our teams live on the field or on the court at the local arena. The atmosphere is electric, the competition fierce and the crowd noise is deafening.

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Topics: noise-induced hearing loss, hearing evaluation, Hearing Loss Prevention

Seven tips for a successful transition to new hearing aids

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Feb 27, 2019 1:34:44 PM

New hearing aids? Take a few minutes to read this before you put them in your ears

You’re about to start wearing new hearing aids — what an exciting time! Finally, you’ll be able to converse more easily with family and friends, and you’ll enjoy the many sounds you’ve been missing, from beeping alarms to the sounds of nature.

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Topics: technology, hearing and the brain, new hearing aids, hearing aid expectations, success with hearing aids

World Hearing Day March 3rd: Why you should care and what you should do

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Feb 26, 2019 8:27:00 AM

If you have trouble hearing, you are most definitely not alone. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 466 million people worldwide live with hearing loss. About 36 million of them are right here in the U.S. This is such a widespread and serious health condition that the WHO has declared March 3rd as World Hearing Day. Read on to learn why this may be of importance to you and your loved ones.

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Topics: noise-induced hearing loss, Hearing and the heart, hearing evaluation, Untreated Hearing Loss, World Hearing Day, Hearing Loss Prevention, Dementia and Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss and Falls, Hearing Loss and Depression

Use of hearing aids may help to reduce cognitive decline

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Feb 19, 2019 9:21:00 AM

We’ve previously reported on research showing that hearing loss is a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia. Now comes the strongest evidence yet that hearing loss is not only linked to cognitive decline and dementia, but that the use of hearing aids may help protect the brain from these conditions of advancing age.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, cognitive decline, Healthy Hearing, Dementia and Hearing Loss, hearing quiz, hearing and the brain

Preventing ‘music-induced’ hearing loss in Teens and Young-Adults

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

Thinking about it later in life, Jim realized that his hearing loss probably started when he was a teen or young adult. It might have been the rock concerts he attended, the fireworks he set off, the motorcycle he rode, or all of these (and other) high-noise activities. Jim ignored his hearing loss— and now he’s paying the price through an increased risk for health conditions like: dementia, depression and injury-causing falls.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss, Untreated Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention

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