Medicare Audiologist Access Services Act

Medicare Audiology Provisions Pass U.S. House of Representatives

On December 12, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3, which includes Section 602 titled, “Providing Coverage for Hearing Care under the Medicare Program” . Section 602 of the bill adds new hearing benefits, including hearing aids, for Medicare beneficiaries with severe to profound hearing loss and also includes a number of provisions…

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Oticon Xceed and Oticon RemoteCare Snag CES 2020 Innovation Awards

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — The Consumer Electronics Association (CES) has named Oticon Xceed and Oticon RemoteCare as honorees in the CES 2020 Innovations Awards. The leading international awards program annually selects the best of the best in consumer electronics. Oticon Xceed, the world’s most powerful hearing aid, earned honors in the highly competitive Health & Wellness…

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ASHA, ADA and AAA Issue Joint Statement of Support for the Medicare Hearing Act of 2019

On October 22, 2019, the House Ways and Means Committee passed the Medicare Hearing Act of 2019 (H.R. 4618), as amended. The bill, originally introduced by U.S. Representatives Lucy McBath (D-GA) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI), adds new hearing benefits, including hearing aids, for Medicare beneficiaries with severe to profound hearing loss. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),…

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Phonak Celebrates One Million Marvel Hearing Aids Fit

STAFA, SWITZERLAND – Phonak announced today that hearing care professionals around the world have fit one million Marvel hearing aids in only ten months. This makes Phonak Marvel the fastest product to reach the one million milestone in Phonak history and puts Marvel on track to be the company’s best-selling hearing aid of all time.…

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Interim Report Q2 2019: GN Group Posts Strong Performance; Upgrades Guidance for GN Audio

BALLERUP, DENMARK — The GN Group posted another strong quarter, delivering 16% organic revenue growth in Q2 2019 compared with Q2 2018, according to the company’s Interim Report Q2 2019.    GN Interim Report Q2 2019 Highlights   GN delivered 16% organic revenue growth in Q2 2019. Revenue growth was 19% including around 3% impact…

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hearing aid insurance fraud

Father and Son Sentenced to Prison in $27 Million Dollar Hearing Aid Insurance Fraud Scheme

A father and son duo that submitted more than $27 million in fraudulent hearing aid claims to insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas was sentenced to eight and seven years in federal prison, respectively, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox. Terry Lynn Anderson, 69, and Rocky Freeland…

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Phonak Releases Marvel 2.0 Hearing Aids; Adds New Features and Form Factors

STAFA, SWITZERLAND — Phonak has introduced Marvel 2.0, the next generation of Marvel technology developed to give hearing aid wearers “even more hearing performance, more connectivity and more choice”. With Marvel 2.0, Phonak is making RogerDirect™ available to all Marvel hearing aids while also expanding Marvel technology to more form factors. The company says the…

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InnerScope Hearing Technologies Announces Plans To Launch Network of Hearing Screening Kiosks Nationwide

ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA — InnerScope Hearing Technologies Inc. has announced its plans to launch a “network of interactive fully automated Point of Sale Hearing Screening Retail Kiosks and Untreated Hearing Loss Information Centers to be located inside large major hospitals, sporting venues, and other public locations, grocery stores, chain retailers, local retailers, pharmacy chains, grocery stores,…

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Costco Partners with UHA to Allow Direct Payment from Health Plan for Hearing Aids

HONOLULU, HAWAII — Costco has partnered with UHA Health Insurance, which will be the first health plan in the nation to pay directly for its members’ hearing aids purchased at Costco.  The partnership is said to also include direct payment for eyeglasses and contact lenses purchased at Costco’s Optical Centers. As of July 15, UHA…

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