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  • HearUSA Caring Network
    choice Promote best member experience To learn more about partnering with HearUSA tell us about your company Please complete ALL fields below Title First Name Last Name Organization State or Area of Coverage Number of Members Email Invalid Email Telephone

    Original URL path: http://www.hearusa.com/CaringNetwork/RequestProposalAppointment.aspx (2016-02-01)
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  • HearUSA Caring Network
    and provide your members with a comprehensive hearing care plan Please complete ALL fields below to receive our free Member Guide Title First Name Last Name Email Invalid Email Telephone 2014 HearUSA All Rights Reserved Home HearUSA Corporate For Members

    Original URL path: http://www.hearusa.com/CaringNetwork/RequestGuide.aspx (2016-02-01)
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  • HearUSA Caring Network
    of thirty party payers benefit sponsors and employer groups to provide affordable access to quality hearing care HearUSA is an experienced leader in the delivery of hearing care products and services Customer service Credentialing Outcomes management Claims processing and administration Network management Quality control and standard of care Member education Payer arrangements Data management and reporting Network development Why offer a Hearing Care Plan Why offer a Hearing Care Plan To attract new members and improve member satisfaction To provide state or federally mandated coverage To lower direct healthcare costs save up to 50 on exams and digital hearing aids To lower indirect healthcare costs hearing loss contributes to depression dementia falls and other costly medical conditions To improve member outcomes To add a low cost benefit in an environment of increasing benefit costs To create a market differentiator To enhance Medicare products To address the detrimental impact of noise in the workplace To recognize the needs of an aging workforce Hearing loss is an epidemic and vital healthcare issue 36 million Americans suffer from hearing loss Hearing loss is linked to lessened health status dementia increased risk of falling depression and social isolation To improve medication and treatment plan

    Original URL path: http://www.hearusa.com/CaringNetwork/HearUSADifference.aspx (2016-02-01)
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  • HearUSA Caring Network
    5 Hearing loss contributes to additional medical costs because it contributes to non compliance or non adherence to treatment plans True False 6 Not taking medications as prescribed results in estimated increased medical costs of how much 500 Million 290 Billion 100 Billion 50 Billion None of the above 7 In a survey of more than 40 000 households utilizing the National Family Opinion panel hearing loss was shown to

    Original URL path: http://www.hearusa.com/CaringNetwork/HearingLossQuiz.aspx (2016-02-01)
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  • HearUSA Caring Network
    has been awarded Health Network Accreditation from URAC the health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry The Health Network Standards apply to health networks such as preferred provider organizations and specialty networks These standards encourage open panel networks to become more integrated in their operations with a strong emphasis on quality assurance and improvement The Health Network Standards cover three areas network management credentialing

    Original URL path: http://www.hearusa.com/CaringNetwork/ClientBenefitManagers.aspx (2016-02-01)
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  • HearUSA Caring Network
    you ll be in the best hands Our customers say it best with a 99 overall satisfaction rate 99 Overall Satisfaction Office staff courteous 100 Provider staff courteous 99 Seen within 14 days 96 Wait time 15 min or less 94 Would obtain from HearUSA 97 Office hours convenient 99 Office location convenient 98 Office appearance good excellent 99 Overall service good excellent 99 HearUSA has the experience you need

    Original URL path: http://www.hearusa.com/CaringNetwork/AccreditedHearingCareOrganization.aspx (2016-02-01)
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  • HearUSA Caring Network
    hearing and hard of hearing people who use hearing aids Hearing Loss is linked to dementia Studies show that adults with a mild hearing loss have nearly double the risk of developing dementia compared to those with normal hearing The risk increases three fold for those with moderate hearing loss and five fold for those with severe impairment Currently over one in ten Americans over 70 is affected by some degree of dementia Studies show that delaying onset by just one year would decrease the prevalence of dementia by more than 10 Hearing Loss is linked to depression Non hearing aid users report more episodes of sadness and depression and more episodes of feeling tense irritable or anxious A study by the National Council on Aging NCOA survey found that significantly more of the seniors with untreated hearing loss reported feelings of sadness or depression that lasted two or more weeks during the previous years Depression in older adults is associated with decreased levels of functioning worse health status and reduced quality of life It can also lead to disability in functioning and physical health Older adults with depression are more likely to die either because of worsening of physical disorders or by suicide Reynolds and Kupfer 1999 Hearing loss is linked with three fold increase in falling A new study led by a Johns Hopkins researcher suggests that hearing loss may also be a risk factor for another huge public health problem falls The study found that people with a 25 decibel hearing loss classified as mild were nearly three times more likely to have a history of falling Every additional 10 decibels of hearing loss increased the chances of falling by 1 4 fold Among the possible explanations for the link is that people who can t hear well might not have good awareness of their overall environment making tripping and falling more likely Gait and balance are things most people take for granted but they are actually very cognitively demanding Lin says If hearing loss imposes a cognitive load there may be fewer cognitive resources to help with maintaining balance and gait Release Date 02 27 2012 Archives of Internal Medicine Age Related Hearing Loss is Insidious Hearing loss can be a disabling condition Mild hearing loss can impair verbal language processing thereby limiting meaningful communication and social connectivity These disabilities impede health care access and use with possible adverse consequences to health and survival Johns Hopkins University study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine Known as the invisible handicap hearing loss is often perceived as benign as it has no outward symptoms no pain and a very gradual onset Age related hearing loss or presbycusis is generally a slow progressive hearing loss that affects both ears Because of its slow progression adults with presbycusis do not readily accept hearing loss and treatment considering it a normal sign of aging As a result too many wait years even decades before getting treatment However hearing loss is

    Original URL path: http://www.hearusa.com/CaringNetwork/UntreatedHearingLoss.aspx (2016-02-01)
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  • HearUSA Caring Network
    1 Mossey 1990 Penninx et al 2001 Evans 1999 2 Frasure Smith 1993 1995 3 Katz 1989 Rovner 1991 Parmelee 1992 Ashby 1991 Shah 1993 Samuels 1997 4 Evans 1999 Hearing loss is linked to three fold increase in falling In 2000 falls among older adults cost the U S health care system over 19 billion dollars 30 billion in 2010 dollars http www cdc gov homeandrecreationalsafety falls fallcost html With an aging population both the number of falls and the costs to treat fall injuries are likely to increase One in three adults age 65 years and older experiences a fall each year Of those who fall 20 to 30 suffer moderate to severe injuries that make it hard for them to get around or live independently and increase their risk of early death Older adults are hospitalized for fall related injuries five times more often than they are for injuries from other causes In 2009 emergency departments treated 2 4 million non fatal fall injuries among older adults more than 662 000 of these patients had to be hospitalized Breakdowns in Medical Care Hearing loss causes additional medical costs because it contributes to non compliance or adherence to treatment plans Brandeis University researchers recently concluded that older adults with mild to moderate hearing loss expend so much energy on hearing accurately that their ability to remember spoken language suffers as a result This study is a wake up call to anyone who works with older people including health care professionals to be especially sensitive to how hearing loss can affect cognitive function said Dr Arthur Wingfield Professor of Neuroscience at the Volen National Center for Complex Systems at Brandeis University When hearing loss and short term memory interfere with the doctor patient communications serious non compliance and complications

    Original URL path: http://www.hearusa.com/CaringNetwork/HearingLossIncreaseCosts.aspx (2016-02-01)
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