Nationwide insurance coverage for children’s hearing aids is overdue

By Kevin Liebe, Brenna Carroll, and Heather Segars Only 20 states mandate some form of health insurance coverage for children’s hearing aids. So, if you reside in any of the other 30, it is likely that you are among the millions of American families who have no such coverage on your plan. The financial implications…

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Blog editors debate hearing aid prices and other issues: Second of two parts

  Last week on Hearing Views, several of my fellow editors at HearingHealthMatters.org responded to my request for their thoughts on  BioAid, “a free mobile app,” that, according to the university where it was developed, “turns an iPhone or iPod into a hearing aid that could revolutionize the future for people with hearing loss.” The…

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Will a phone app replace hearing aids? Blog editors discuss the changing outlook for hearing aid technology

As editor of the Hearing News Watch blog, I am constantly finding items online heralding some breakthrough in technology that will render traditional hearing aids obsolete. Typically, it is said that these new devices will cost a small fraction of what today’s hearing aids sell for. What’s more, they will not require users to get…

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The Affordable Care Act will change the landscape in audiology

By George Lyons Jr. Upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court last year and the centerpiece of the Obama Administration’s first term, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is on track to trigger change in the U.S. health care system that will have an impact on how audiologists practice. It is important, therefore, for…

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