Medicare Advantage Hearing Aid Plans: Pure Sound Hearing Aids Introduces Affordable Hearing Aid Benefit in Medicare Advantage Plans
Benefits offered through Pure Sound Hearing Aids Medicare Advantage relationship should improve access to hearing tests and increase affordability for hearing aids.
Medicare beneficiaries in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania now have better access to hearing examinations and affordable hearing aids. Pure Sound Hearing Aids is one of the few local licensed hearing aid providers that now accept virtually all Medicare Advantage plans. They also accept AARP and Federal Blue Cross.
One in four Americans 70 years and older has a hearing impairment, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Traditionally, hearing aids have been unaffordable and out-of-reach for many Medicare beneficiaries. According to a National Academies of Sciences report on hearing aid affordability, the average retail price of two hearing aids in 2013 was approximately $4,700. Original Medicare covers diagnostic hearing exams if a patient’s health care provider orders the test to see if medical treatment is needed. Otherwise, original Medicare does not cover hearing aids, or exams to fit hearing aids.
Several Medicare Care Advantage health care companies are including this hearing aid benefit on certain Medicare Advantage plans offered for the 2019 plan year in select states, including Pennsylvania. The benefits vary, but generally allow for a hearing exam at no cost to the member, plus no cost or reduced co-payment for hearing aids, simplifying and deeply reducing the cost. Other plans may offer hearing aid allowance, rather than fixed copays.
Some plans include:
These plans are available at no extra cost to the member. The covered hearing aids are name brands and offer the latest technology, including wireless connectivity to smartphones or tablets and come in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles.
Medicare beneficiaries, who are interested in the hearing aid benefits, should call their local Pure Sound Hearing representative at 717-945-1477. Your representatives will be able to help you activate your benefits. Please have your insurance card available when you call.
Pure Sound Hearing is a leading local hearing aid company with five locations in Lancaster County. Pure Sound has been voted an LNP Readers’ Choice favorite annually since 2013, including 2019. Pure Sound director, Sean Mark, is a Nationally Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist with over 12 years of fitting experience. Pure Sound Hearing’s goal is to provide professionally fit, high quality, brand name hearing instruments at the lowest price possible.
If you, or a loved one, are in need of a free hearing test and consultation, contact us at Pure Sound Hearing Aids to schedule an appointment with one of our hearing instrument specialists! We have offices located in Strasburg, Elizabethtown, Lititz, Mount Joy, and New Holland.