Self-Diagnosis, Self-Treatment: The Wave of the Future? A Message from the President of the American Academy of Audiology

Walden, Therese
May 2012
Hearing Loss Magazine;May/Jun2012, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p24
The article discusses the UnitedHealthcare®hi HealthInnovations (UHC/HI) hearing device benefit program which is an online model for self-diagnosis and self-treatment of hearing loss for patients. The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) academy however feels that this model can only be used for optimization of treatment and not as a treatment option.


Related Articles

  • From the Executive Director's Desk. Battat, Brenda // Hearing Loss Magazine;Jan/Feb2012, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p6 

    The article discusses the hi HealthInnovations approach of United HealthCare Services Inc. for direct hearing services to consumers. It says that audiology professional and hearing aid specialist organizations, as well as some hearing aid companies have already staked out positions that oppose...

  • Washington Watch. Academy Board Approves Three New Public Policy Resolutions. Sinden, Melissa // Audiology Today;Sep/Oct2012, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p77 

    The article discusses the latest three public policy resolutions that have been approved by the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) board of directors. The public policy resolutions (PPRs) include the Support Personnel in Audiology PPR, which highlights the important role that a well-supervised...

  • ASHA Questions Online Adult Hearing Aid Program. Cutter, Matthew // ASHA Leader;3/13/2012, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p1 

    The article focuses on the concerns of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) on the online adult hearing aid program of hi HealthInnovations. It says that the online hearing test of the company was said to pose potential health risk and not a valid assessment of hearing. It...

  • Accessible and Affordable Hearing Health Care. Tseng, Lisa // Hearing Loss Magazine;Jul/Aug2012, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p28 

    The article focuses on the corporate member of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), hi HealthInnovations, who talk about their product, services and their work with people with hearing loss. Hi HealthInnovations give free hearing testing in many U.S. cities including Phoenix, San...

  • Direct-to-Consumer Services Comments on the hi HealthInnovations Hearing Aid Dispensing Program. Ross, Mark // Hearing Loss Magazine;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p28 

    The article focuses on the description of the UnitedHealthcare(R) hi HealthInnovations hearing aid dispensing program. It mentions that the plans offers hearing aids, which are modern and has a wide-dynamic-range-compression (WDRC), to certain UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage members for no...

  • Tinnitus Assessment: The Key to Successful Tinnitus Management. Sanchez, Clément; Switalski, Wendy; Keifer, Clint // Hearing Review;Oct2014, Vol. 21 Issue 10, p32 

    An interview with 3 audiologists associated with GN Otometrics and Audiology Systems including Clement Sanchez, Wendy Switalski and Clint Keifer is presented where they shared their thoughts on the benefits of tinnitus assessment. Topics covered include the present tinnitus management tools that...

  • Unbundling: A Way to Make Hearing Aids More Affordable? Sjoblad, Stephanie; Warren, Barbara Winslow // Hearing Loss Magazine;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p18 

    The article presents questions and answers related to hearing aids which include between its bundled and unbundled model, billing when purchasing and audiological management of hearing aids for both children and adults. INSET: Know Your Rights.

  • Academy Active on All Advocacy Fronts in the Fourth Quarter of 2013. Sinden, Melissa // Audiology Today;Jan/Feb2014, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p68 

    The article presents comments by the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) to an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) issued by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). It states that the Academy comments on SSA's listing and criteria for evaluating hearing loss and disturbances of...

  • Your Letters. Swanson, Jeremy; Berry, Peter; Belcher, Ed; Herr, Susan // Hearing Loss Magazine;Jan/Feb2012, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p13 

    Several letters to the editor are presented in response to the article of the journal's executive director Brenda Battat regarding the health innovations that the UnitedHealthcare has implemented.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics