Health insurance can be very confusing. Generally speaking, costs for medical care as well as what and how insurance contributes to those is not very transparent. You may have heard different things about whether Medicare or your private health insurance covers hearing aids. So what is the truth?

Medicare does not cover hearing aids. It does cover certain diagnostic tests and other procedures, but it does not cover hearing aids. Some private insurance plans like United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Kaiser do indeed have a hearing aid benefit. Over the past few years, there has been large growth in Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans. Some of these plans offer a hearing aid benefit or discount. Oftentimes, this discount is managed through a third party administrator (examples include Truhearing, Amplifon, Epic, HearUSA, Nations Hearing, and Hearing Care Solutions) that your health insurance company has contracted with in order to be able to say that they offer hearing aids as part of the plan. After all, Medicare Advantage and Supplement plans are a very competitive marketplace, so they are doing whatever they can to develop a desirable product that a consumer like you will want to purchase.

So how can you find out what your insurance covers and what the right path is for you? The best way is to call Able Hearing, as we offer a complimentary benefits check. We can let you know if your insurance covers some or all of your hearing aids, and what your options are. We will always be transparent and present you with all your options, including through insurance and also with our practice directly. In fact, we offer a special program called Access Hearing where you get insurance-level discounts on hearing aids along with complete care and service from our practice, which has been independent and family owned in the Portland area for over 30 years.

Getting hearing aids and navigating your insurance can be overwhelming, but we are very experienced in both and are here to help and ensure you get the best solution for your hearing loss at a price point that works for your budget.  Call us at 503-239-8918 for a complimentary benefits check today.