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TruHearing Survey Reveals Untreated Hearing Loss Contributes to Mental Health Crisis

Hearing loss can negatively impact mental health, but according to a new survey[1] from TruHearing, the market leader in hearing healthcare benefits, the use of hearing aids can help reduce experiences and behaviors linked to poor mental health.

In its third-annual Hearing Loss in the Workplace Study, TruHearing asked employees with hearing loss about their experiences before and after wearing hearing aids.

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TruHearing® Gets a New CEO

After nearly 10 years of dedicated service to TruHearing, Tommy Macdonald will transition from his role as CEO for TruHearing, effective January 9, 2023, and move into an

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Employees note the disparity: Hearing benefits lag behind dental, vision

Health benefits are one of the most attractive offerings an employer can provide, but they often fail to provide enough coverage to meet employee needs and expectations. Dental and vision benefits are typically considered table stakes by employees, with newer health offerings growing in popularity, but for those with hearing loss, coverage can be much harder to find.

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TruHearing® announces alliance with VFW

TruHearing, the market leader in hearing healthcare benefits, continues to expand access to hearing healthcare through its recent alliance with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), a nonprofit combat veterans’ service organization. This new relationship will help provide hearing healthcare to over a million veterans and military service members, a population consistently at higher risk and incidence of hearing loss.

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TruHearing® moves to make hearing benefits as prevalent as vision and dental coverage

TruHearing has partnered with Fidelity Security Life Insurance Company® to introduce a hearing health insurance plan, giving benefits professionals the opportunity to offer hearing benefits as an ancillary offering, similar to vision or dental. With this strategic move, TruHearing is boosting access to hearing health benefits for employers, public sector groups and unions and elevating the importance of hearing health care. This plan provides health insurance coverage in the form of fixed indemnity benefits for hearing exams and hearing aids. Premium can be paid for by an employer or by the employee. It is available as a stand-alone benefit or can be packaged with other ancillary benefits.

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Hearing Loss Workplace Survey

TruHearing® survey reveals struggles of those with hearing loss during phone and video calls are underestimated.

As remote working continues to be a widespread norm, challenges communicating over the phone and during video calls has taken on new importance, yet many employees may be underestimating the difficulty that untreated hearing loss may be creating in these situations. According to a new research study by TruHearing, the market leader in hearing benefits, 77% of employees who are wearing hearing aids agree that they find telephone and video calls easier to follow and catch more of the discussion now that they wear hearing aids, yet only 45% initially identified this as a challenge they faced while working prior to wearing hearing aids.

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How hearing loss in the workplace can affect productivity

As signs of hearing loss build over time, frequent misses and mistakes can take a toll on workers and their employers in the form of reduced productivity. In its first annual “Hearing in the Workplace” survey, TruHearing, the market leader in hearing benefits, surveyed working individuals and explored the impact of untreated hearing loss on their productivity. The study found that almost all respondents reported significant challenges to doing their jobs prior to wearing hearing aids.

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TruHearing partners with Amalgamated Life Insurance Company

TruHearing, the market leader in hearing products and solutions, is expanding access to hearing benefits through its recent partnership with Amalgamated Life Insurance Company, one of the nation’s leading providers of comprehensive insurance solutions. Amalgamated Life Insurance Company currently offers a wide range of group and voluntary benefits; this partnership integrates hearing products into their robust portfolio. With four of TruHearing’s group voluntary plans now being offered, Amalgamated Life can provide a range of options in hearing health services to its extensive customer base. Four plan options are currently available, ranging from discount plans to fully insured coverage.

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TruHearing® achieves HITRUST® CSF certification

TruHearing, the market leader in hearing benefits, is proud to announce its Echo platform and supporting infrastructure, as well as its headquarters in Draper, Utah and colocation facility in Bluffdale, Utah, have achieved the HITRUST CSF Certification from HITRUST, an organization that champions programs that safeguard sensitive information and manage information risk for global organizations across all industries and throughout the third-party supply chain.

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Hearing aid savings for Highmark members

Starting in January, 2016, Highmark’s Medicare Advantage members with Freedom Blue PPO plans will be eligible for hearing aid coverage through TruHearing. Members will be eligible for coverage for a routine hearing exam, hearing aid fitting and evaluation, and two hearings aids per calendar year at significant cost savings.

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TruHearing Announces Addition of Cindy Dellecker to Advisory Board

Cindy Dellecker, former Senior Vice President of Senior Market and Health Plan Operations at Highmark Inc., has accepted a position on the TruHearing Advisory Board. Dellecker brings over 25 years of experience in managed care to TruHearing and will act as an advisor and consultant through TruHearing’s continued growth and expansion.

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TruHearing Announces Addition of Jack Friedman to Board of Directors

Jack Friedman, CEO of Providence Health Plan, has accepted a position on the TruHearing Board of Directors. Friedman brings to the position over 20 years of experience in managed care and will advise and consult on strategic business initiatives and contribute to the continued growth of TruHearing in the healthcare industry. Friedman started serving on the board in November of 2014.

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