While they are a necessary investment in your overall wellbeing, hearing aids can be quite expensive, especially if you are paying for them out-of-pocket.
Here at Heroes of Hearing, we have helped many people determine their hearing aid financing options and wanted to share what other patients have done to cover the cost of their hearing devices.
1. Contact Your Insurance Provider
While hearing aids are sometimes not covered by insurance, it is worth checking with your insurance to check if your need for hearing aids would qualify you. We can help you by running a precheck on your insurance during your hearing test consultation with our hearing instrument specialist.
2. Heroes Of Hearing Offers Financing Options
We offer several financing options at our hearing clinic to help you afford your hearing aids. Along with accepting credit cards, we also work with these health financing organizations:
- Care Credit
- Wells Fargo Health Advantage
With payment plans ranging from month-to-month, with 6-12 month plans which are interest-free, you are sure to find a financing plan to suit your needs.
3. Consider A Personal Loan
If you prefer to secure your own financing, a personal loan from your bank or credit union is also a good option to help you finance your hearing aids. Depending on your credit score and length of time you’ve worked with them, you may be able to receive a better offer.
4. Work With A Hearing-Centered Charity
There are a variety of hearing-related charities, though much of their efforts are focused on underdeveloped nations. But there are two charities in particular that Heroes of Hearing admires, which are:
- Starkey Hearing Foundation – The Starkey Hearing Foundation has helped many people receive free or low-cost hearing aids and work on a global scale. You can contact them for assistance with financing your hearing aids.
- Hometown Hero Project – We have partnered with the Hometown Hero Project to provide military veterans with a discount on the hearing services they need, ranging from tinnitus assistance to discounted hearing devices.
5. Check FSA or HSA Accounts
If you have a medical flexible spending account (FSA) or health spending account (HSA), needing hearing aids can be an approved reason to dip into these savings accounts without paying taxes.
6. Reach Out To Others Through Crowdfunding
For those who have a spread out support system, reaching out through crowdfunding platforms such as GoFundMe, Indiegogo, and others is a great way to allow others to offer financial assistance. Also, you never know when a kind stranger may help you finance your hearing aids.
Our hearing specialist is committed to helping as many people as possible overcome their hearing difficulties. If you want to work with a professional who will always put your needs first, contact us to consult with our hearing specialist.