Uninsured Hearing Loss in the Workforce is Dangerous
The impact of hearing loss on today’s workforce is far larger than most employers realize.
According to a recent research survey by EPIC Hearing Health Care, more than one in ten employees have a diagnosed hearing problem for which they are already seeking treatment and almost one-third of employees suspect they have a hearing problem, but have not sought treatment.
EPIC’s research shows that classic barriers for employees seeking care remain, including stigma and financial concerns. Consider that nearly half of employees say they would be concerned about their employer suspecting or knowing he or she has hearing loss. Add onto this the shock of the high cost of hearing aids, especially when most employees realize their medical plans do not cover these costs.
Employers have a unique opportunity to both show their support of hearing health care and help employees overcome financial obstacles by offering supplemental hearing health insurance.
Full article at TheIHCC.com.
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