Need help navigating the intricacies of health insurance? You’re not alone! Figuring out your health insurance may seem as complicated, endless, and futile as navigating a super Walmart or as terrifying as Frodo’s journey through Middle Earth. Health insurance seems to serve up never-ending stresses. But it’s not impossible to figure out, especially when it comes to hearing aids and hearing health care.
Two Truths About Health Insurance
When it comes to the intersecting worlds of health insurance and hearing aids, please do yourself a favor and absorb these two truths:
- We are here to help you. You are not alone in this journey. At Decibels Audiology and Hearing Aid Center, we are pleased to help with any questions you might have about your insurance. Providing the highest quality hearing health care, along with helping people live the life of their dreams, are our top priorities!
- Your hearing health is worth it. Remember that preserving hearing function preserves brain function. Hearing devices can improve relationships and experiences. They can help you live the full life that you desire to live. Pursuing your health and wellness is always worth it — even though it may involve leafing through hundreds of pages of health insurance plan nonsense.
The Good News
Did you know that many health insurance plans are beginning to offer coverage for hearing devices? Considering the large percentage of Americans who experience hearing loss, our response is: “FINALLY!” Offering partial or full coverage — or reimbursements — for hearing devices seems like a no-brainer. Considering what we know about the brain and its connection to hearing and understanding speech, hearing devices can help preserve pathways to the brain and prevent more serious, costly health issues.
Though Medicare doesn’t cover hearing devices, other supplemental plans may. Additionally, many employers are choosing health insurance plans that cover hearing devices. The good news is that, depending upon your plan, coverage may be available.
Health Insurance: the Beast
A beast exists in our country. The beast’s name is Health Insurance. As an ever-changing, varied, horrific monstrosity, this beast interferes in our personal lives on an almost daily basis. You might be aware of some other mythical monsters:
- King Kong
- Loch Ness Monster
- Moby Dick
The list could continue on. As long as man has been on this earth, we have concocted stories of mythical creatures. Epic poetry and great literature is filled with beasts. It turns out a man-made beast exists currently in our culture. That man-made beast is, as I’ve previously mentioned, our health insurance system. Not too many average people can figure out the system, let alone their own personal insurance plan. Surprises pop up all the time! A co-pay of which you weren’t aware. A bill much higher than you thought. A one in-network doctor who is now out-of-network. Similar in nature to your seventh grade year at school, the drama never ends.
We can’t help you fully slay the Health Insurance Beast. And no, we can’t help you turn that beast into a prince. However, we can help you figure out this beast, and bring it (at least partially) under control. Contact us for more information about your insurance and the coverage that may be available for hearing health care. It would be our pleasure to help you!