Hearing aid benefits are not widely available among all insurance plans, unfortunately. However, certain plans, such as the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (BCBS FEP) do offer hearing aid benefits! Gardner Audiology in Citrus Park, Tampa, FL is an in-network provider with BCBS FEP plans, and can help you make the most of your benefit!
Generally, BCBS FEP includes a benefit of up to $2500 towards hearing aids! Not only can this benefit apply towards hearing aids, but it can also be used towards custom hearing protection! If you are in law enforcement, or are an avid shooter or hunter, custom hearing protection will be your best option to use on the range or a hunting trip to ensure maximum protection. These devices are pretty cool – they allow you to hear someone talking in a quiet setting, then when loud noise is detected, they will reduce the sound input! Not only this, but these devices are now available in rechargeable and are equipped with Bluetooth!
As far as hearing aids go, this benefit does not have a restriction as to what manufacturer, technology level, or style it can be used towards. At Gardner Audiology, our providers are qualified to program hearing aids from all of the major manufacturers, and have supplies in-office to help with certain troubleshooting issues that may come up. Depending on what your lifestyle is like, or what your priorities are as far as hearing aid technology goes, our providers can give recommendations for devices that will give you the benefit you need!
This BCBS FEP hearing aid benefit renews every 5 years – which is a change from the past, when the benefit was renewed every 3 years. Since there is now a longer “wait time” for the benefit to renew, you want to make sure that you’re getting the best hearing aids or hearing protection for you! At Gardner Audiology, in Citrus Park, Tampa, FL, our providers are ready to help you take the leap and start your hearing healthcare journey! If you are interested in learning more, please contact Gardner Audiology at 1-800-277-1182 or visit gardneraudiology.com to schedule an appointment.