Dr. Jodi Conter and Dr. Angela Schenk, audiologists in the Crystal River and Inverness offices of Gardner Audiology are United Healthcare providers. United Healthcare (UHC) insurance company offers plans that have hearing aid benefits. Not all plans have these benefits and it is important to research in order to determine if your plan has a bonafide benefit. Our staff is well versed in verification of benefits and can help you determine your possible options.
There is an occasional UHC plan that has a full benefit that will cover a pair of premium hearing aids. Other plans have a set benefit amount that can be used toward the purchase of hearing aids. Some benefits are subject to deductibles and co-payments while others are not.
United Healthcare’s AARP Medicare Complete offers cheap, mail order hearing aids through Hi Health Innovations. This goes against Florida regulations prohibiting mail order hearing aids. Hearing aids that are not properly adjusted can cause further problems. All hearing aids (including the UHC/Hi Health hearing aids) should be properly fitted, in person, by a licensed Florida hearing aid professional. Hearing aids should be verified in the ear to ensure they are properly adjusted to the individual’s hearing loss and ear shape. Education and counseling are an important part of successful adaptation to new hearing aids.
Don’t try to navigate the insurance waters alone…we are here to help. If you live in Tampa Bay call Gardner Audiology at 1-800-277-1182 and let us help you determine if you have hearing aid benefits