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Heart Health & Hearing Health: Q&A with Starkey Chief Health Officer Archelle Georgiou, MD

February is American Heart Month. Did you know that your heart health is linked to your hearing health? There’s an important connection between your ears and your heart, and neglecting your cardiovascular system could spell trouble for your hearing. Starkey Chief Health Officer Archelle Georgiou, MD, offers insights on this connection and proactive tips to keep in mind.

Coronavirus: The Uber-Disrupter

As this edition of “Hearing Review” was heading to press, the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 or “COVID-19”) seized the public’s attention and caused widespread anxiety, cancellation of most events including the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) convention, Wall Street to crater, travel restrictions, and grocery stores to run short on (of all things, but perhaps somewhat illustrative of panic) toilet paper.

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Competing in the New Era of Hearing Healthcare Part 2: Differentiating a Practice with Comorbidity Screening, Monitoring, and Diagnostics

A differentiation strategy does not occur by accident. This discussion focuses on differentiating a practice with screening for comorbid conditions related to hearing loss, using close and regular monitoring of your patients’ status, and the use of an up-to-date and evidence-based approach to diagnostic assessment.

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HIA Launches “Hear Well. Stay Vital.” Campaign to Promote Hearing Awareness

The Hearing Industries Association (HIA), in partnership with the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), and the International Hearing Society, has launched a public awareness campaign to promote better hearing called “Hear Well. Stay Vital.”

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'CNBC' Reports Apple in Talks with Private Medicare Plans to Subsidize Cost of Apple Watch

According to the report, the newest version of the Apple Watch—which retails for $399—includes features like fall detection and an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor which can help detect irregular heart rhythm. Insurers are looking to subsidize the cost—which may be unaffordable for some senior Medicare patients—as a preventative strategy to detect potentially expensive health problems before they worsen.

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Sonion and Valencell Demo RIC Hearing Aid with Embedded Biometric Sensor at CES 2019

The BiometRIC measures key vital signs and activity levels and will help address the documented comorbidities associated with hearing loss, including cognitive impairment, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, arthritis, and cancer. In addition, BiometRIC will provide a platform for Valencell and Sonion to deliver future innovations in hearing aids, such as measuring blood pressure and blood oxygenation.

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