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NationsBenefits Launches New Technology Solutions for Hearing Assessment and Long-Term Care

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA –NationsBenefits®, LLC., supplemental benefits company, announced today the release of “several new innovative solutions designed to help health plan members with their hearing loss”. The company has developed digital technologies that allow access to hearing tests and related care from any location, including their homes, local community, and mobile devices when on…

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CMS Expands List of Medicare Eligible Telehealth Providers to Include Audiologists

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) announced this week that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an interim final regulation on April 30 that states that, “all professionals who are able to bill Medicare for their professional services will be considered eligible telehealth providers for the duration of the…

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New Telehealth Technology from Phonak Enables Fully-Remote Hearing Aid Fittings

STAFA, SWITZERLAND – Phonak is responding to the immediate need for those with hearing loss to receive essential care amid the COVID-19 pandemic with technology that will allow hearing care professionals (HCPs) to deliver remote audiological care. This new telehealth technology is comprised of a suite of Phonak eSolutions featuring online hearing testing as well…

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ReSound Assist Live Expanded to Allow Hearing Professionals to Test and Fit Hearing Aids Remotely

BALLERUP, DENMARK – GN Hearing today announces new in-ear tests (also known as ‘in-situ’ tests) available as an extension to ReSound Assist Live at-home services. The technology allows hearing care professionals to offer complete hearing care remotely, including hearing assessment and hearing aid fitting. It allows people with hearing loss to get their hearing tested…

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Oticon, Inc. Launches RemoteCare Telehealth Solution to All US Hearing Care Professionals

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY – Following a successful US roll-out and a strong launch in countries around the world, Oticon, Inc. launches Oticon RemoteCare to all US hearing care professionals. The new telehealth solution expands the potential for hearing care professionals to assist more patients remotely, even when a face-to-face appointment would normally be the most…

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FDA Gives Expedited Approval of Cochlear’s Remote Check Solution for Cochlear Implants

CENTENNIAL, COLORADO — Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, has obtained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Remote Check solution. According to the company’s announcement, this approval is “the first step in commercializing the product offering, which is anticipated by the end of 2020”. Cochlear says that it…

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Starkey Releases Remote Programming Feature to All Patients

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – In response to the ongoing challenges facing hearing care providers and their patients amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Starkey has made its telehealth technology available to even more hearing aid users. Effective immediately, the Hearing Care Anywhere remote programming feature is now enabled across all technology tiers of Starkey’s Livio, Livio AI and…

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GN Hearing Launches ReSound Assist Live Video-Enabled Hearing Care Service

GN Hearing today announced the introduction of ReSound Assist Live, a real-time video-enabled hearing care service. “At a time when elderly, more vulnerable populations are advised to stay home, this innovative telehealth solution enables people, from the comfort and safety of their home, to connect with their hearing care professional for new hearing aids and…

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Telehealth Services Lead to Improved Empowerment for CI Recipients

Adult cochlear implant (CI) recipients are known to require several hours of “face time” with an audiologist following surgical intervention. In addition to mapping the CI, audiologists spend a considerable amount of time on CI orientation, review of CI accessories and other important counseling-related activities. Unquestionably, these are vital components of follow-up care that lead…

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High Costs are Driving People Away from Necessary Healthcare

U.S. health care costs keep rising, evidence is mounting that these high prices are instrumental in people skipping physician visits. In 2016, healthcare costs amassed a person cost of more than $10,000 a year. According to one recent national poll conducted by the University of Chicago and West Health Institute, over the past 12 months,…

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