Here at Audicles, one of the most common questions we are asked is, “Will my insurance cover the cost of my hearing aids?”

While it is very much dependent on our patients’ selected insurance plan, at Audicles we try to offer as much support as we can and we wanted to share some information to help our patients navigate the often-complex world of insurance plans and legislation.

How much do hearing aids cost?

With such a wide selection of different hearing aids available, the price range varies also. They can add up to a significant amount of money and like many investments, you get what you pay for.  Our hearing professionals work with you to ascertain what features you really do need and which you will not in order to select the best hearing aid for you. Please have a look through this article as it details financing options and questions to ask your insurance provider.  We understand that not all insurance providers will cover the entire cost of your hearing aids – if yours doesn’t, we can discuss financing plans with you.

Types of cover available

The main types of cover available are:

Medicare – Does not normally cover hearing aids

Medicaid – We have found that most programs do cover hearing aid costs, either in full or partially.

Veterans Administration Benefits – Through Veterans Administration Healthcare Facilities, qualified veterans can access hearing aids.

Private Health Insurance – Dependent on your individual plan

What does my plan cover?

Each policy has different levels of care and what will be included varies greatly from provider to provider and plan to plan. If you have a copy of your policy, have a read through and see what it does include. You can always contact your insurer directly for a direct, definite answer. You need to ask them whether your policy will cover your hearing aid costs in full, and if not, how much will they cover. Some plans specify you have to use a certain hearing aid provider, so it’s best to check if this is the case. Furthermore, insurance companies sometimes specify what type of hearing aid they will cover, so it’s best to ask them if there is a list you have to choose from. It is also worth asking how they settle the cost. Some providers ask the patient to pay the bill and will then reimburse them, while others will pay the bill directly.

Legislation was passed in 2017 which meant that insurance companies have to provide cover of costs for hearing aids for children. Please contact us if you would like any further information regarding this and to find out how your child can benefit from this legislation.

We are here to help

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or feel free to ask us during your appointment and we will do all we can to help you find out whether your health insurance package covers the cost of your new hearing aids.

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Dr. Tracy Board Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Tracy Board Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Board began her career in audiology after completing her undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at Austin and the doctoral program at The University of Texas at Dallas. She has been fortunate to work in a plethora of healthcare and educational settings. As a result, she has perfected the art of effective adult and pediatric treatment. When she is not at the clinic, Dr. Board works directly with her state and national organizations to not only improve the quality of audiological healthcare in Texas, but also to advocate for her patients.
What Was Betty's First Experience at Audicles Like ...
“My first sign of hearing loss was gradually realizing that I couldn’t hear and was missing too much. My first impressions of Audicles were that I would recommend them, they had a good reputation and local. I knew that I needed help and found them very easy to work with, very thorough and very likable. Hearing aids have impacted my life a great deal, I was missing too much of what was going on. My advice to anybody considering visiting Audicles would be that they’re an excellent choice and I think they would be very happy with them.”
Betty P.
What Would Brian Rate Audicles Out of 10? ...
“I first realized I had signs of hearing loss in the early 90’s, my biggest fear at the time was having to wear hearing aids and feeling old and deaf. I went to visit Audicles and if I had to rate my first impressions on a scale of 1 to 10 I would give them a 12+. From day one of having my hearing aids, everything changed, when I take them off the world goes to only 50% hearing, so they really have positively impacted my life. I always recommend Audicles so if you are considering visiting, I would highly recommend and refer Audicles and Tracey Board.”
Brian O.
Dr. Watson’s passion to help kids hear better was very heartwarming ...
“My first signs of hearing loss started in 3rd grade, I had problems with my teacher, which in turn led to having a hearing test, which found high frequency hearing loss in my left ear. Audicles made me feel very comfortable right from the start and Dr. Watson’s passion to help kids hear better was very heartwarming, enough to keep me as a patient for 30+ years. My hearing aids have become a true blessing as I have gotten older, if you are considering visiting Audicles, don’t wait! They truly go above and beyond to help you.”
Donald Kotzer
What Happened at 4 Year Old Hunter's First Appointment ...
“Hunter was just four years old when we found out he had a profound hearing loss in both ears and as his parents we were so worried Hunter would have to live with this disability and would always be considered different. As soon as his hearing aids were turned on, he ran to the window and said “trucks.” He could hear the traffic for the first time. When we got home to his Memi’s house, he could hear the peacocks and he was so excited … it was priceless. The impact hearing aids have had on Hunter’s life is incredible, Hunter says “I am able to live a normal life and communicate easily with my family and friends. I love to hunt and fish, which are two things I can do better when I can hear.” For anybody considering visiting Audicles, we would not consider taking Hunter anywhere else, they are the most caring people you will ever meet. We love Dr. Board and all of the staff, they are extremely helpful and welcoming at all times.”
Hunter Brown
Isaac First Visited Audicles as a Little Kid ...
“My first signs of hearing loss came when I was a little kid, I was really happy when I visited Audicles for my first appointment. Hearing Aids have had a really good impact on my life, I can hear everything! I would definitely encourage anybody considering visiting Audicles to go.”
Isaac Leos
She Always Made Me Feel Like I Belonged ...
“I was only two when signs of hearing loss were detected so I don’t remember my first appointment, but one of my earliest memories was visiting Dr. Jane with my grandpa. She always made me feel like I belonged and always greeted me with a smile and a hug. My first impressions of Audicles were awesome, I remember sitting in the hearing booth thinking I was in a spaceship! The impact hearing aids have had on my life is indescribable, I would not be where I am without the help of Audicles, Dr. Jane went above and beyond to help me. I would say to anybody considering visiting Audicles, what are you waiting for?”
Jaret Gunn
There is Never a Better Time to Do It Than The Present ...
“I noticed the first signs of hearing loss at work, as I work with children in my teaching job, I found it harder and harder to hear them. My family were also giving me a hard time about the TV volume. I was so ready to increase my quality of life and not miss anything so I had no fears about visiting Audicles for my first appointment. I was made to feel right at home! They were professional, kind, patient and explained everything. Hearing aids have impacted my life in a big way, I can hear my grandchildren. I have been able to use mics and the technology offered for a variety of purposes was all for the good. If you are considering visiting Audicles, just do it! There is never a better time than the present. What do you have to lose?”
Kim M.
My First Signs of Hearing Loss Were ...
“I was really pleased with my first visit to Audicles, first impressions were very good, everyone is very nice and helpful. Wearing hearing aids has positively impacted my life as I can hear things now that I did not realize I was missing. If you are considering visiting Audicles I would say to go, you can’t find a better service.”
Loretta Anton