Amplifon Hearing Health Care, an independent provider of hearing benefit solutions in the US, announced the recent launch of Amplifon hearing aids and an accompanying app, its latest innovations in hearing health care, and exclusive to health plan members.

Members can take advantage of the app in a variety of ways, according to the company, from personalized usage coaching, to hearing health education, to virtual visits for hearing-aid related issues from dedicated care advocates.

Health Plan Benefits

The Amplifon app is designed to benefit health plans in several ways, the company says:

  • Reduce medical expenses as members address their hearing loss to help reduce falls, cognitive decline, and other comorbidities associated with untreated hearing loss.
  • Leverage hearing health analytics to provide “deeper insights into hearing aid utilization, changes in usage, and compliance with evidence-based recommendations, empowering health plans to address emerging population health risks and gaps in care.”
  • Ensure greater customer satisfaction through “better hearing aid adoption, device utilization and long-term compliance.”

“Health plans generally have very little visibility into whether and to what extent their members use their hearing health benefits,” said Guillaume Bonniol, senior vice president of Amplifon Hearing Health Care. “That lack of insight can be very costly. Hearing loss is the single largest indicator of fall risk in people over 65, with an average cost of $14,000 per fall. Now, for the first time, the Amplifon app enables health plans to track hearing aid usage while helping to minimize the impact of high-cost conditions such as falls and cognitive decline through ongoing coaching and support of members.”

Amplifon App Features

  • Care team remotely monitors hearing aid usage data, anticipates member needs, and provides feedback and support.
  • In-app alerts triggered for members based on number of days wearing hearing aids less than the recommended usage, irregular use, declining trends, and other factors.
  • On-demand virtual visits with care team to assist members with battery use, cleaning and maintenance of hearing aid, health plan benefits, and making provider appointments.
  • Videos, tutorials, and articles educate members on hearing aid use.

About Amplifon Hearing Health Care

Amplifon Hearing Health Care connects people and resources to improve the lives of people with hearing loss by partnering with health care organizations to administer hearing benefits. As an independently owned and operated organization, Amplifon’s turnkey products and services are said to “improve health, increase satisfaction, and lower costs for health plan partners.” Amplifon’s full-service model includes member advocacy, claims processing, eligibility management, and reporting.

Source: Amplifon Hearing Health Care