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UnitedHealthcare Launches UnitedHealthcare Hearing to Meet Hearing Health Needs of Consumers

MINNETONKA, MINNESOTA — UnitedHealthcare has announced the launch this week of UnitedHealthcare Hearing, which it says offers “all consumers, including people enrolled in the company’s individual, employer-sponsored and Medicare Advantage plans, greater access to affordable, quality hearing health”. The UnitedHealthcare Hearing program is said to provide access to “custom-programmed hearing aids at up to 80…

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JAMA Study Examines Relationship Between Self-Reported Hearing and Audiogram Thresholds

By Brian Taylor, AuD, Editor-at-Large Clinicians know a substantial number of individuals presenting to the clinic for a routine hearing assessment have hearing loss on their audiogram but self-report good hearing. Just how sizeable is this group? That was a question addressed recently by researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. A JAMA-Otolaryngology article,…

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ASHA Survey Finds Base Salaries of Audiologists on the Rise

ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND — According to the latest ASHA survey, audiologists earned an overall median calendar year (11- to 12-month) salary of $80,000 in 2018, representing a 3% increase from 2016. Of audiologists who received a bonus or commission in addition to their regular salary, the overall median bonus or commission remained essentially unchanged in 2018,…

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Person-Centered Care from the Patient’s Perspective, a New eBook from Shari Eberts

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK — Today, Shari Eberts, founder of LivingWithHearingLoss.com, announced the launch of her new e-book “Person-Centered Care from the Patient’s Perspective.” In it, Shari shares her personal hearing loss journey, examines her experiences with audiologists over the years and lays out her formula for person-centered care from the patient’s point of…

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Empower 2019, Inaugural Hearing Health Conference Announced

The Empower Conference, presented by Your Hearing Network (YHN) is promising attendees an “unprecedented opportunity to learn, engage, and stay current in the hearing health industry”. The event is offering a customizable schedule of Clinical, Technology, and Business Development focused sessions, allowing participants to determine the right mix of content to suit their unique needs.…

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AAA and ASHA Issue Suggested Best Practices for Determination of Need for Captioned Phone Services

ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND & RESTON, VIRGNIA — In response to published concerns by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that captioned telephone services (CTS) are being utilized by people who are not appropriate candidates—leading to potential funding deficits of this critical service—the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) have jointly developed proposed…

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Oticon Donates $25,000 AAAF’s Empowering Students Scholarship Fund

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — At the 2019 American Academy of Audiology Conference, Oticon President Gary Rosenblum presented American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF) trustees with a $25,000 donation to the Foundation’s Empowering Students Scholarship Fund. This year marks the eighth year that Oticon, Inc. has provided funding to enable AAAF to award scholarships to graduate…

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clEAR Unveils New Pricing Model and Subscription Plan for Auditory Training Program

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI — clEAR, a leading provider of aural rehabilitation solutions, unveiled its new pricing model and subscription plan to allow for more affordable and accessible services for patients amidst the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) conference, the world’s largest gathering of audiologists. Available now for $24.99 per month, patients will receive unlimited access…

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