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How to Tell if You Have Hearing Loss

Hearing allows us to gather information about the environment around us.

Any sensation of losing part of this important sense is scary, as we can feel cut off from the world around us and leaving us feeling isolated.

But, with approximately 15% of American adults aged 18 and over reporting some trouble hearing, you’re not alone.

This post will cover the process of hearing, how hearing loss is measured, and what to do if you start to think you may be suffering from hearing loss.

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Can You Use Your HSA or FSA to Buy Vibe Air Hearing Aids?

While most health insurance plans don’t cover hearing aids, you may still be able to reduce the cost of hearing aids using your HSA, HRA, or FSA benefits.

Buying a hearing aid is a significant investment in your health and quality of life, especially when looking for quality. While some health insurance plans provide an allowance for hearing aids, most do not. But the good news is that you may still can purchase your Vibe Air through a few special programs, including HSA, HRA, and FSA benefits.

The first step to find out is check if your health insurance includes a Health Savings Account (HSA), Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), or Flexible Spending Account (FSA)—if it does, you should be able to use those funds to buy not only Vibe Air hearing aids but batteries as well!

Not sure if you have these benefits?

Your best bet is to check with your employer’s HR department. What’s more, the cost of a hearing aid and batteries, repairs, and maintenance is an IRS-approved, qualified medical expense.

Now, let’s take a peek at each of these benefit programs in detail.

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6 Hearing Aid Myths Busted

Hearing is, unarguably, our most important sense. 

Here’s why: It’s one of two senses (the other being smell) that allows us to interact with the world safely from a distance.

Oftentimes the one we rely on most for sensing danger, whether that’s a strange noise from the bushes in the woods or a loud crashing sound at night.

But it’s not all negative.

Hearing also lets us enjoy some of the most pleasurable experiences in life—engaging conversations, the sound of our favorite piece of music, the rhythmic pitter patter of rain on the roof during a storm.

Since the first hearing aid was invented in 1913, the last century has seen more and more myths pop up around the topic of hearing loss and hearing aids.

Read on as we dispel some of those myths.

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