EBN.com: Hearing and Vision Being Tied into Wellness Programs
Medical experts have long argued that poor oral hygiene and neglected vision care can undermine overall physical health. The same thinking is now being applied to hearing loss, which is reportedly on the rise and taking a toll on employee productivity, emphasizing a need for more advisers and their clients to consider the inclusion of hearing and vision health with wellness programming.
Advisers “can make sure their clients are aware that healthy senses are often missing from traditional wellness strategies,” says Brad Volkmer, president and CEO of EPIC Hearing Healthcare, “and they can bring solutions to help clients integrate areas like hearing and vision health into their wellness offerings.”
As many as 30% of working Americans suspect they have hearing loss, but have not sought treatment and admit it has affected their work performance, according to a 2013 EPIC Hearing Healthcare survey of 1,500 U.S. employees.
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