What In the World Is a Third-Party Hearing Aid Provider?

Today’s hearing aid insurance benefits can be very confusing. Some plans do not offer any insurance benefits toward hearing aids. Some offer “discount pricing,” while others have a dollar amount offered toward the purchase of hearing aids.

Often insurance companies opt out of managing the hearing aid benefits offered, and instead farm it out to a separate company, a “third-party.” What this means is that you are actually working with the third-party to get hearing aids and any payments you make will be made to that company. Gardner Audiology doctors are contracted providers with these third-party companies to test your hearing, fit any hearing aids ordered, and provide limited follow up care. Some of the third-parties include Nations Hearing, United Healthcare Hearing, HearUSA, TruHearing, Amplifon, and more. Most often, your benefit toward hearing aids will only apply if you order through the third-party, and order from THEIR price list of hearing aids. There is no “shopping around” for a better price, because your insurance company and the third-party they contract with determine the hearing aids offered and the pricing of those hearing aids.

The Gardner Audiology doctors are providers for most insurances, as well as most third-party companies. It is very important to us to help all people improve their hearing! We are happy to verify your benefits and then explain them to you. All you have to do is schedule a no obligation appointment at any one of our 10 locations. Contact Gardner Audiology at (800) 277-1182 or email info@gardneraudiology.com.

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