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FAQ: Will My Insurance, Medicaid, VA Benefits Cover Digital Hearing Aids in Virginia?

3/23/2016

Harrisonburg digital hearing aidsAs we age, we become more and more likely to struggle with hearing loss. One in 14 Generation Xers (ages 29­40) are already dealing with the issue. That number goes up to one in six for Baby Boomers while three in 10 Americans over the age of 60 are affected as well. Despite the widespread prevalence of this issue, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders has found that few people take advantage of the many affordable digital hearing aids available today. Only 30% of American adults over the age of 70 with hearing loss have ever used assistive listening devices; Even worse, only 16% of younger adults with hearing loss use hearing aids.

There are a variety of reasons so many of us are reluctant to finally visit an audiologist and get fitted for a hearing aid. Many people are embarrassed or unwilling to admit they need help with anything, let alone hearing.

The recent technological advances in the hearing aid industry, such as cell phone compatibility and near-invisible styles, have made them much more desirable and fun to use, so those afflicted with hearing loss should feel less embarrassed to be wearing “hearing aids,” however for some the cost of hearing aids may be the primary issue prohibiting use. If this is the case for you, we can help. We specialize in providing digital hearing aids to patients with a huge variety of budgets, types of hearing loss, and lifestyles. No matter your budget, we take pride in offering the affordable digital hearing aids Harrisonburg residents depend on, whether it's for tinnitus, age-­related hearing loss, or any other reason.

Do you lack health insurance? Are you worried that hearing aids may unaffordable if you don’t have any hearing aid coverage? Even if you don't have insurance, there are a variety of financing options available for patients with hearing loss available through private and public institutions.

Does Insurance Cover Digital Hearing Aids?
This is one of the most common questions our audiologists receive, and the most complicated to answer. That's because it depends greatly on factors we can't control, like your age, the cause of your hearing loss, and the type of insurance you have. Additionally, some private insurance plans maybe have a benefit of some kind towards digital hearing aids for adults, seniors, and children. Unfortunately, Medicare currently does not offer any hearing aid benefits.

What if I can't afford digital hearing aids? Are there financing plans available?
Yes, there are a variety of financing options and plans available to help fund the costs of affordable digital hearing aids. One year plans are available with no interest, and aids can be financed for up to three years with interest. Schedule a hearing aid consultation today for more information.

Can I receive a warranty on digital hearing aids?
Yes! Our digital listening devices come with up to three­ year warranties that cover loss, damage, and repairs. Follow-up reprogramming visits and batteries are also included at no extra fee for a period of time. Schedule a free-consultation so that our audiologists can answer all of your questions about today’s digital hearing devices.

Dr. Hinkle did a very good job explaining his findings. He spent a lot of time explaining the devices and adapting them to my hearing deficiency. I am very satisfied with Dr. Hinkle’s' office services. Nice staff. Very nice medical help. I will remain his patient. Very satisfied.

In the past I advised my sister in law to see Dr. Hinkle. She did and was satisfied. I do not hesitate to recommend Dr. Hinkle's services."

- Dr. Raul Oviedo, M.D., Elkton, VA

I have been very happy their service, cooperation and cheerful attitude. I would highly recommend that a friend go to their office and let Dr. Hinkle and his staff talk them through ALL the steps they should follow. I know they will not be "high pressured" into doing something they don't need. I also would tell them: 'You will like these people.'"

— - Bill Blessing, Harrisonburg, VA

I am now on my second set of hearing aids and very pleased with the hearing aids and the support of Dr. Hinkle and his staff. Hearing aids are an experience but well worth the investment if you have a problem. You would be pleased with the services of Dr. Hinkle and his staff."

- Warren French Jr., Woodstock, VA

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