Hearing loss can be quite frustrating. But did you know that studies show that untreated hearing loss has been associated with increases in Alzheimer’s, dementia, depression, loneliness, and feelings of isolation?
According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), one in four Americans between ages 65 and 74, and half of those 75 and older, have disabling hearing loss. It is the third most prevalent chronic condition affecting the elderly, after high blood pressure and arthritis.
In partnership with the Americans for Better Hearing Foundation (ABHF), Loretto Hospital now offers audiology services in the Outpatient Center to individuals who have trouble hearing or have experienced hearing loss.
The clinic accepts Medicaid and most Medicaid MCOs. Other insurance must be verified for coverage eligibility. Medicaid patients are eligible for complete Audiology diagnostic services, two (2) hearing aids, batteries, and hearing aid repairs. A physician order for a “hearing evaluation and treatment” is required.
For more information, or to make an appointment, please call Loretto Hospital’s Outpatient Center at (773) 854-5475