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Hearing Aid Insurance: How to Advocate for Your Hearing Needs

Hearing aids are FDA approved, medical devices for individuals with hearing loss. The technology in hearing aids has advanced so drastically in recent years that the devices are better than ever at helping people hear better in noisy environments and with more clarity.

If you have hearing loss and need hearing aids, it’s important to understand your insurance coverage for these devices as well as how to advocate for your own hearing needs.

Health Insurance and Hearing Aid Coverage

Coverage for hearing aids depends largely on your health insurance provider and what type of plan you have. Although hearing aids are necessary medical devices, they are often not entirely covered by insurance plans. Oftentimes, only a portion of the purchase price of hearing aids will be covered or reimbursed. This amount typically falls between $500-$1,000.

To fully understand your hearing aid benefits, you should call the toll-free number on the back of your insurance card. You will most likely need to have a hearing test that diagnoses a certain degree of hearing loss to qualify for any coverage.

How to Advocate for Your Hearing Needs

We understand it can be difficult to advocate for yourself, that’s why our hearing specialists are here to help you. We’ve gathered some tips on ways you can advocate for your hearing needs.

  • Understand your rights
  • Be specific about accommodations
  • Build a network
  • Use clear and concise communication
  • Stay informed
  • Be persistent
  • Educate others

These are just a few ways in which you can advocate not only for your own hearing needs, but the needs of others as well.

Contact Hearing Unlimited

If you are unsure of your hearing aid benefits, contact our office today! We would be happy to guide you in the right direction for answers about your coverage. From hearing tests to hearing aids, we offer a wide range of services for the people of Monroeville, Pittsburgh, Clairton, and Irwin.

Contact our office today to learn more!