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Tampa Bay discount hearing aid programs often limit provider access and value

Almost daily we see patients in our offices asking about discount programs for hearing aid purchases. Sometimes, when insurance companies do not pay anything toward the purchase of hearing aids, they may offer a “discount” program. Sometimes group memberships (such as AARP, NRA, Blue365, etc.) will also list a “discount” on hearing aids as a… [Read More]

CIGNA HEALTH INSURANCE and Hearing Benefits in Central Florida

Gardner Audiology doctors are providers for Cigna Health Insurance. If a physician orders diagnostic hearing testing, Cigna Health Insurance typically will cover the service. Some Cigna Health Insurance plans provide hearing aid benefits. Many plans do not have hearing aid benefits. The insurance company must be contacted to determine if your plan offers hearing aid… [Read More]

What retirement plans that offer hearing aid benefits.

Gardner Audiology often works with patients having insurance benefits through their retirement plans or unions. While insurance typically does not pay for hearing aids, some retirement plans or unions offer benefits for their retirees. Some are administered through an insurance company, such as BCBS or United Healthcare, but the benefit comes from the union or… [Read More]

How to determine United Healthcare hearing aid benefits in Tampa Bay, Florida

United Healthcare (UHC) insurance company offers many different insurance plans. Not all plans have hearing aid benefits. Some plans do not have a true benefit, but offer a discounted price on a mail order hearing aid. Gardner Audiology audiologists are United Healthcare Providers and our staff can help you determine your possible benefits for hearing… [Read More]

Blue Cross Blue Shield Hearing Aid Benefits and Providers in Tampa Bay.

Gardner Audiology audiologists are providers for Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) insurance plans. Insurance plans often do not offer hearing aid benefits. Most insurance will cover diagnostic hearing evaluations, but nothing beyond the testing. Sometimes a hearing aid benefit is available, but this must be verified with the insurance company. Hearing aid benefits are often… [Read More]

Repair Starkey Hearing Aids in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

Starkey Labs is the only privately held and American-owned company of the top six world manufacturers of hearing aids. Before you call Gardner Audiology about a repair of a Starkey, or Audibel aid you should try to self-service the problem. First, clean the aid. It is typically not necessary to use any kind of liquid to clean… [Read More]

Buy Widex Hearing Aids in Tampa, Florida

There are many things to consider when purchasing hearing aids. For the new user it can be overwhelming. There are many choices regarding style, technology level, color, accessories, and manufacturer. The choice of manufacturer may be the most important decision. A safe way to start is to consider one of the top six manufacturers in… [Read More]

Buy Starkey Hearing Aids in Tampa, Florida

There are many things to consider when purchasing hearing aids. For the new user it can be overwhelming. There are many choices regarding style, technology level, color, accessories, and manufacturer. The choice of manufacturer may be the most important decision. A safe way to start is to consider one of the top six manufacturers in… [Read More]

Repair of Phonak hearing aids in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

Phonak is one of the six largest hearing aid companies in the world. Before you call Gardner Audiology about a repair of a Phonak hearing aid you should try to self-service the problem. First, clean the aid. It is typically not necessary to use any kind of liquid to clean hearing aid, although there are… [Read More]

Buy ReSound Hearing Aids in St. Tampa, Florida

Gardner Audiology in Tampa is a provider of Resound Hearing Aids There are many choices regarding style, technology level, color, accessories, and manufacturer of hearing aids. Choosing a provider of services is most important. Resound is one of the manufacturers that have been around a long time. They are widely distributed, making adjustment or repair… [Read More]