Many insurance companies include hearing aid benefits but not all plans enable you to get hearing aids with no out of pocket cost. You’re lucky If you have hearing aid benefits through General Motors retiree Plan. You truly have a benefit that will provide you with good hearing aids.
Gardner Audiology is a provider your plan. In order to obtain hearing aids via the benefit there are several steps to complete. First in order for us to file your claim you must have a hearing test from our credentialed audiologists within 6 months of date of fitting. If you have never worn hearing aids a signed medical clearance (family physician or ENT within the previous 3 months) is required prior to ordering from Gardner Audiology. This is to ensure that there are no medically treatable conditions that contraindicate hearing aids. Some hearing loss can be treated through medication or surgery. The Gardner Audiology staff will help you coordinate this medical clearance after our exam.
Eligible members are covered in full for one or two standard mid-level technology hearing aids every 3 years. A member can opt for a higher level of technology for an upgrade fee. Listed below are the technology levels and associated fees:
Starkey Hearing Aids- Technology Levels, member responsibility
Standard mid-level – All models of 30 and i30 products
No out of pocket fees for one or a pair of aids
Mid/High level – All models of70 and i70 products
$250 one hearing aid, $500 two hearing aids
Advanced level – All models of 90 and i90 products
$500 one hearing aid, $1000 two hearing aids
Flagship level – All models of 110 and i110 Products
$650 one hearing aid, $1350 two hearing aids
Hearing loss is a major factor in the quality of life one experiences. Hearing and understanding conversations in vital to daily living activities. If you suspect that you have hearing loss, we can help.
Navigating your policy to determine your benefits and what procedures to follow can be challenging. Gardner Audiology will confirm benefits prior to hearing aid fitting in order to spare patients the aggravation of finding out that hearing aids are not covered or covered to a more limited degree than expected. Surprises as such are not pleasant. We can provide this information over the phone and before your appointment. We understand your time is valuable. Our staff will be happy to assist you to determine and verify your hearing aid benefits and to schedule your hearing evaluation with one of our credentialed audiologists.
Call Gardner Audiology at 1-800-352-5700