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Hearing Loss in children and teens is more common than you’d think

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Mar 15, 2021 9:55:00 AM

It’s common to associate hearing loss with aging. However, hearing loss in children and teenagers is more prevalent than youd think. It is estimated by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that 14.9% of children in the US ages to 19 experience some measure of hearing loss.1

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Topics: hearing, hearing aids, birdsong, ears, hearing loss, hearing test, why you should address hearing loss, Noisy toys, noise-induced hearing loss, music, decibel levels, dB levels, Hearing aid care, noise exposure, birth defects, Hearing Aids for Children, school

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

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