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Bridlewood Members Get Discounted Hearing Aids

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW??

Hearing loss is one of the most chronic conditions in seniors in the US. It affects more than nine million Americans between the ages of 45 and 64. Three out of five seniors, and 6 out of 7 middle-aged Americans with hearing loss, do not use hearing aids. There are many reasons people will not get tested or wear hearing aids: denial that there is a problem, vanity, and ex-pense are just a few.

In a recent John Hopkins study, it was determined that if a person has mild hearing loss they have 2 times the risk of developing dementia. With moderate hearing loss that risk rises to 3 times, and with severe hearing loss they have 5 times the risk!

The average hearing aid costs $2,000 per device, or $4,000 a pair. This is most often the main reason people will not get them. Because Bridlewood is concerned with all aspects of our client’s health, we have negotiated with a terrific local audiologist to bring special pricing and service to our members. Dr. Ken Podlenski is a doctor of audiology (AuD), with over 20 years serving the San Diego area. His pricing includes the hearing aid devices, follow-up visits for fine-tuning, hearing tests and walk-in services for 3 years (at no additional cost).

The “Bridlewood Prices” are as follows:

* Behind the Ear Hearing Aids—$799/device or $1,598/set.
* Power Hearing Aids—$879/device or $1,758/set.
* Custom Hearing Aids—$999/device or $1,998/set.

If you have an interest in learning more about the hearing aids, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call Dr. Ken Podlenski at (858) 674-1910. They are located in the Carmel Mountain Ranch area at: 12396 World Trade Drive, Suite 205.

And be sure to tell him you are a Bridlewood Member!

Trump vs. Medicare

Should You Be Afraid of Huge Medicare Changes Under President Trump?

You’ve probably seen headlines warning that Republicans want to radically change Medicare. Potentially alarming words like “privatization” have been thrown around. Should you be afraid of major changes to Medicare now that President Trump is in the White House?

What’s being proposed

The most talked about GOP proposal to change Medicare is House Speaker Paul Ryan’s “A Better Way” plan. A key part of this plan is to roll back all of the Obamacare provisions related to Medicare. That effort is already under way.

One change sought by Ryan and other House Republicans include combining Medi-care Parts A and B and gradually increasing the Medicare retirement age from 65 to … (more…)