Many insurance companies include hearing aid benefits. UAW Chrysler retiree benefits are administered through AudioNet America. In order to obtain hearing aids via the benefit there are several steps to complete. First, you must see a credentialed audiologist who is a provider for American Hearing Benefits (AHB). An audiogram, signed by the credentialed dispensing audiologist, must be dated within the previous 6 months. 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. 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.
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 Muse i1200 or Z series i30 products
$0 one hearing aid, $0 for two hearing aids
Mid/High level – All models of MUSE i1600
$250 one hearing aid, $500 two hearing aids
Advanced level – All models of MUSE i2000
$500 one hearing aid, $1000 two hearing aids
Flagship level – All models of MUSE i2400
$650 one hearing aid, $1300 two hearing aids
Impaired hearing is a major factor in the quality of life. Hearing and understanding conversations in vital to daily living activities. If you suspect you have hearing loss we can help to verify it and offer solutions.
Determining your hearing aid benefits and what procedures to follow can be difficult. Gardner Audiology will confirm benefits prior to hearing aid fitting. 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 doctors of audiology.