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United Medicare Advisors is proud to announce a new partnership with American Hearing Benefits. This free hearing benefits program gives you access to free hearing consultations and discounts on hearing aids through our nationwide network of hearing professionals.
As you may know, most insurance plans do not cover hearing healthcare. The quality of your hearing directly affects the quality of your life, and we are excited to be working with American Hearing Benefits to help provide hearing health solutions.
What Is Hearing Loss?
Hearing loss happens when any part of our delicate hearing system stops working properly, whether it’s due to damage or deterioration. The most susceptible and common parts to break down are the microscopic stereo-cilia, the thousands of tiny hair cells that detect and send sound impulses to the brain.
When these tiny hair cells become injured, diseased or die naturally due to aging, the result is a sensorineural hearing loss. This is by far the most common of the two types of hearing loss.
Main Causes & Risk Factors
Many things can cause our hearing system to stop functioning properly. The two most common causes are:
- Exposure to or damage from excessive noise
- Presbycusis — or the natural aging process
Changes in hearing begin much earlier than most people assume — with a decline in hearing ability starting as early as 40 years of age.
Learn More Today
To learn more about the FREE benefits offered to UMA’s clients by American Hearing Benefits, visit the official AHB website here: American Hearing Benefits Website
Published: December 10, 2019