Hearing

Westone launches hearing protection earpieces

Westone launches hearing protection earpieces

Westone has announced it will debut its TRU™ Custom and Universal hearing protection earpieces at the 2014 NAMM Show.

Senate Aging committee holding 'D' big hearing Wednesday

The Senate Special Committee on Aging will hold a hearing at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Washington to explore the impact of the first decade of the Medicare Part D program. "10 Years Later: A Look at the Medicare Prescription Drug Program" will be held in the Dirksen Senate Building. The committee is expected to post a witness list in the coming days. Seniors 65 and older use about three-fourths of Part D prescriptions, with the rest being used by disabled individuals.

Diabetic patients need early testing for hearing impairment, study shows

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Patients with diabetes are more than twice as likely to have hearing impairment than individuals without, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

Senate Committee on Aging, PHI to hold briefing on training standards for personal care aides

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Personal care aides will get a high-powered focus Monday, when the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI) host a briefing on training standards. "Training Personal Care Aides: The Latest Research Findings and Strategies from the States" takes place from 10-11:30 a.m. on Capitol Hill in Washington. PHI Director of Policy Research Dorie Seavey will present the latest findings from PHI's state-by-state analysis of PCA training requirements.

Lawmaker urges more oversight of Medicaid managed care

Lawmaker urges more oversight of Medicaid managed care

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Medicaid managed care contracting should come under increased federal and state scrutiny, a prominent senator said Wednesday.

Senate hearing on antipsychotic use in nursing homes to be held today

The Senate Special Committee on Aging will hold a hearing today about the use of antipsychotics in nursing homes.The hearing, titled "Overprescribed: The Human and Taxpayers' Costs of Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes," will be at 2 pm ET.