Hearing Loss Is More Expensive Than You Think. And I’m Not Talking About The Cost of Hearing Aids
A 2 part article recently appeared in the NY Times addressing how hearing loss impacts peoples lives.
Hearing loss is more than just an inconvenience. It affects every aspect of the daily lives of those who have hearing loss and those who interact with those who have untreated or unaided hearing loss. Studies have found that people who choose not to treat their hearing loss by using hearing aids have a higher rate of cognitive decline. Another study found that people diagnosed with hearing loss who did not use hearing aids even had a higher risk of death!
Please click the link below to read the article. Please call our office at 973-243-8860 to schedule a hearing evaluation.
Part 2 of the article addresses the process of purchasing hearing aids. The author states that there is limited insurance coverage for hearing aids. It is true that Medicare does not cover hearing aids, which is just ridiculous. In our practice we’re finding more and more insurance companies do have some sort of benefit. It’s always worth a phone call to find out. If your insurance company does not have a benefit, financing is also available and offered by many hearing health care providers.
Today’s hearing aids have come a long way. They are not your grandparents hearing aids that constantly whistled in their ears or the big box worn outside their clothes. Today’s hearing aids are discreet devices that fit either nearly invisibly behind or in the ear. They can connect wirelessly to your cell phone, iPad, land line, television and lecture.
Here is the 2nd article. Again if you or a loved one have a hearing loss please call our office to schedule a hearing test.