You’ve done it, you’ve begun to explore your options to take care of your hearing loss, but you’re not entirely sold on the idea of purchasing hearing aids – will they help? Will they be worth their price tag? Many Americans find themselves asking these questions and looking for ways to save money on this important investment in their health and well-being.
If you're looking for ways to make hearing aids more affordable, here are a few recommendations:
Find out if you have a funded benefit
Some health plans and some Medicare Advantage plans include hearing coverage that may cover some or all of the cost of hearing aids. To find out whether your plan offers a benefit, you can contact them directly to ask or you can fill out this simple form to have us check on your behalf.
Use your FSA and HSA dollars
Many health plans feature a healthcare spending account – either a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or a Health Savings Account (HSA) – allowing you to set aside pre-tax dollars to cover qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses. The funds in those accounts are available to use for hearing loss treatment and purchasing hearing aids.
Check out financing options
If it may be easier to pay for hearing aids over time rather than in one lump sum, financing options are available through CareCredit. Applying is simple and with no interest options available to those that qualify, pursuing this option can be a great, low-risk option to access care.
Understand your choices
It’s also important to feel comfortable with the hearing aid recommendation and associated price point you’ve been quoted. Looking for a gut check on the features and benefits of the hearing aids that may be right for you? Check out this simple guide to understand the cost of hearing aids.
Asking about the return policy (are there restocking fees? Is there a trial period and how long is it?) and any low-price guarantees (is a price-match offered?) are also important questions to explore in order to maximize your savings and minimize your risk.
For more information on how Amplifon may help you save on your hearing aid purchase, check out more about the program here.