Tag Archives: Travel

Need an audiologist but can’t travel? Telehealth may be an option

You’ve likely heard of telemedicine, which allows people to remotely video chat with a healthcare provider. But did you know that audiologists can often offer similar services? What are teleaudiology services?  Teleaudiology allows people with hearingloss to receive care remotely. Teleaudiology is defined as a healthcare delivery model that allows people to remotely access audiologists, who… Read More »

Not a kickback: Novartis’ Kymriah travel assistance program gets a green light from HHS

Normally, a pharma company paying a patient to take its drug looks suspicious—like a kickback—and it’s considered so under federal law. But HHS has just made a special ruling for a novel therapy. The federal health agency now allows Novartis to pay for travel, lodging, meals and other out-of-pocket expenses for Medicare and Medicaid patients taking… Read More »

Air travel tips for people with hearing loss

It’s no secret that air travel has become more unpleasant in recent years. Oversold flights, minimal food service and airlines’ desire to squeeze more passengers in by eliminating legroom are just a few of the indignities travelers must suffer in order to get to their destinations. You do not need to remove your hearing aids while going through… Read More »