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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

School Screenings May Miss High-Frequency Hearing Losses

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: children, hearing screenings, Untreated Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss in Children, noise exposure, NIHL, social skills, relationships, self-esteem

It's back to school time - Are your children classroom ready?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 7, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Supply lists, school clothes, physicals – it’s all part of back to school time. But there may be an important item not on your list to get your children classroom ready.

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Topics: children, hearing test, schedule an appointment, Hearing Education, Hearing Loss in Children

Discrimination at work and school

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jun 12, 2018 9:09:00 AM

Discrimination is common in our world today for all sorts of reasons and hearing loss is no exception.  Many people face this every day in both professional and personal settings.  Hearing loss is known as the "silent disability" because you cannot see someone's hearing loss the same way you can see a prosthetic leg or someone's vision impairment. 

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Topics: hearing loss, Children and Hearing Loss, physical inactivity, Cochlear Implants, cognitive decline, depression, Hearing Loss in Children, workplace hearing loss, income loss, discrimination, sports, deaf, silent disability, social skills, relationships, self-esteem

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