Across the country, people are gradually emerging from isolation caused by the pandemic — reconnecting with family, friends, coworkers and the world around them. Of course, hearing plays a central role in this reconnecting, whether it’s listening to a grandchild’s voice or enjoying music in the park.
Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing health care services, Medicare Advantage, depression, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Healthcare Costs, better hearing & speech month, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls, hearing health care program
Primary care providers need to pay attention to hearing loss in their patients, recognizing that it’s one of several modifiable risk factors for cognitive decline — ultimately making the brain more susceptible to dementia. That’s the gist of a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).
Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, cognitive decline, Medicare Advantage, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Dementia and Hearing Loss, alzheimer's, dementia, Alzheimer's Prevention, Dementia Prevention, Cognitive Ability
For 2021 and into the foreseeable future, member experience has become the rallying cry for health insurers, especially for those offering Medicare Advantage plans, as they strive to boost their Star ratings, as well as meeting member growth and retention objectives.
Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, Medicare Advantage, depression, Affordable Hearing Solution, Untreated Hearing Loss, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Affordable Hearing Aids, dementia, Hearing Aid Technology, Injury-Causing Falls, Hearing Aid Pricing
What’s untreated hearing loss costing your organization? In laying out the premise for World Hearing Day — Wednesday, March 3 — the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that unaddressed hearing loss comes with a global price tag of $750 billion U.S. dollars. This dilemma involves people of all ages, from infants to the elderly.
Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing aid coverage, Comorbidities, Medicare Advantage, depression, Untreated Hearing Loss, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Healthcare Costs, World Hearing Day, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls, Social Isolation
More Americans than ever are enrolling in Medicare Advantage plans, a trend that shows no signs of slowing down. At the same time (and it’s no mere coincidence), health insurers continue to expand the supplemental benefits in their Medicare Advantage plans.
Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, Medicare Advantage, depression, Affordable Hearing Solution, Hearing Healthcare Program, Hearing Aid Cost, Untreated Hearing Loss, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, Healthcare Costs, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls
Consumers are demanding more supplemental benefits from their Medicare Advantage plans. For plan administrators, the challenge becomes how to satisfy this demand while maintaining fiscal integrity — especially in the face of rising healthcare costs.
As we finish the year that felt like the longest year, you should pause and ask if you read our most popular blog posts in 2020? For your convenience and reading pleasure, we’re revisiting our five most viewed blog articles from the past year.
As with the virus itself, our collective knowledge about COVID-19 and its relation to hearing health is constantly evolving. Today we possess a much clearer understanding of how COVID-19, hearing loss and overall health are interconnected than we did in the early stages of the pandemic.
In 2021 member experience will become more important than ever — a key driver of Medicare Advantage and Part D Star ratings for 2023 and beyond. So, what should Medicare Advantage plans be doing to improve the member experience? In a Managed Healthcare Executive article, healthcare analytics expert Amy Amick advises:
Note: Our popular “Ask the Expert” series returns with a focus on health plans and hearing benefits, guiding members toward affordable solutions to hearing loss. We encourage health plans to share this information with their members. Need to get caught up? Read part 1 here and part 2 here.
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.
“I know I have a hearing benefit through Amplifon Hearing Health Care, but I'm not sure where to start. How can I make the most of my hearing benefit?”
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