Category: Surveys & Statistics

Surveys & Statistics


The Impact of Unilateral Hearing Loss on Adult Life

There is a need to improve awareness and to better understand the impact and struggles of people who have unilateral hearing loss (UHL), the professionals who treat them, and those who work, live, and socialize with them. With better awareness comes better understanding, so health professionals can refer them rather than dismiss them. Moreover, better understanding can fuel motivation and allow the person with UHL to be more proactive about managing the condition while reducing anxiety.

US Hearing Aid Sales Up by 5.7% in First Half of 2018

In the second quarter of 2018, US quarterly sales of hearing aids exceeded 1 million net units for the first time in the industry’s history, according to statistics generated by the Hearing Industries Association (HIA). In Q2 2018, unit sales increased by 5.73% compared to the same period last year—the exact same percentage growth as the first quarter’s sales’ growth rate.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Hearing Care and “Value-based Reimbursement” in Medicine

It’s hard to follow doctors’ orders when you cannot hear them! A quiet revolution is taking place in medicine; doctors are increasingly being reimbursed for their services based on patient outcomes, and not the standard fee-for-service model that focuses on quantity and/or complexity of care. As medical facilities seek methods for greater patient engagement and satisfaction, as well as more effective treatments for chronic conditions, hearing healthcare finds itself an integral part of value-based healthcare.

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