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Medicare And Medicaid Plans for You and Your Family

by | Mar 6, 2023 | Hearing aids, Insurance, Patient Resources

Hearing aids can be costly for those with a hearing loss, but Medicare can help cover the cost in some cases.

For Louisiana residents, this means that they can benefit from hearing aid insurance, making the process of obtaining hearing aids a much more affordable one.

This article aims to explain the types of hearing aid insurance available through Medicare in Louisiana and how they can benefit those who are dealing with a hearing loss. It will provide information on the types of hearing aid coverage available as well as how to apply for coverage and the costs associated with hearing aids.

Additionally, it will provide information on determining if a hearing aid is covered as well as the pros and cons of obtaining hearing aid coverage.

For those dealing with a hearing loss in Louisiana, getting optimum insurance through Medicare can be a great way to make obtaining hearing aids more affordable.

Louisiana Healthcare Connections

Louisiana Healthcare Connections is an organization dedicated to helping those with a hearing loss. The organization provides a multitude of services to those in need.

Firstly, Louisiana Healthcare Connections offers assistive devices such as hearing aids, cochlear implants, and other audio equipment. The organization also provides audiological evaluations, hearing screenings, and hearing aid fittings. This helps those with a hearing loss to find the most suitable device for their needs.

In addition, Louisiana Healthcare Connections provides comprehensive hearing rehabilitation services. This includes hearing aid orientation and training, communication strategies, and counseling. They also provide support and education for family members of those with a hearing loss.

Finally, the organization offers a range of other services. These include financial assistance, legal advocacy, and referrals to other resources. All these services are designed to help those with a hearing loss live their lives to the fullest.

United Healthcare Community Plan

United Healthcare Community Plan helps those with a hearing loss by providing coverage for hearing tests and hearing aids. This coverage includes diagnostic testing, hearing aids, and other assistive listening devices.

It also provides coverage for tinnitus treatment and cochlear implants. For those with a hearing loss, the plan covers hearing aid evaluation, fitting, and programming as well as counseling services related to hearing loss and hearing aids.

It also covers hearing aid repairs and replacement. Additionally, the plan covers other services related to hearing loss, such as speech-language pathology and hearing therapy.

United Healthcare also offers an online resource to help individuals with a hearing loss get the necessary care and support. This resource provides access to providers and organizations specializing in hearing loss and educational resources to help individuals better understand their hearing loss and the available treatments.

Aetna Better Health of Louisiana

Aetna provides services designed to help individuals cope with their hearing loss and give them the tools they need to lead a successful, independent lifestyle.

The first step is to provide people with access to hearing tests and hearing aids. Aetna Better Health of Louisiana has a network of qualified audiologists that provide diagnostic hearing tests and offer a variety of hearing aids to fit individual needs.

They also provide hearing aid fittings, maintenance and repairs, and hearing aid programming.

Aetna Better Health of Louisiana also offers services to help residents adjust to their hearing loss. They provide counseling services, workshops, and seminars as well as training and support to help individuals identify and overcome communication difficulties associated with their hearing loss.

They also provide assistive listening devices, such as amplified telephones and other communication devices, to help those with a hearing loss stay connected.

Healthy Blue

Healthy Blue is an organization that offers optimum healthcare to people with a hearing loss in Louisiana. They offer hearing aids, hearing tests, and educational resources to help those with a hearing loss better understand and manage their condition.

Their service also provides hearing protection to help prevent further hearing loss. Additionally, Healthy Blue provides hearing aid repair services and referrals to specialized audiology programs.

They also help individuals with a hearing loss access communication services. This includes sign language classes and speech-language pathology services.

Overall, Healthy Blue provides services to help people with a hearing loss in Louisiana by providing hearing aids, educational resources, communication services, and support groups.

AmeriHealth Caritas

AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana provides services to those with a hearing loss in Louisiana, including hearing evaluations, hearing aid fittings, repairs and batteries, diagnostic testing, and referrals to specialists.

Additionally, they provide earmolds, which are custom-fit devices that are placed inside the ear to help direct sound waves.

They also offer assistive listening devices, such as amplified phones and alerting systems, which can help those with a hearing loss stay connected to their environment.

Finally, AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana provides hearing aid coverage, allowing members to pay a reduced cost or receive a reimbursement for hearing aids and related services. This coverage can help make hearing aids more affordable and accessible to those who need them.

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We know this can be a lot to take in, and that’s why we have our in-house insurance specialists standing by to answer any of your questions. You can schedule an appointment with one of them right now.

If you want to chat about this a bit more before booking, please contact us. We are always available for a quick phone call to put your mind at ease. However you choose to get in touch with us, just be sure it’s posthaste because neglecting your hearing loss is the worst thing you can do.

Take care of your hearing now, and it will take care of you for the rest of your life.

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Dr. Heidi J Sorrells - Audiologist

Dr. Heidi J. Sorrells obtained her doctorate degree from Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. She is a certified audiologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and she holds a Louisiana and a Texas audiology license. Dr. Sorrells enjoys all aspects of working in a private practice audiology clinic but especially loves the challenges of vestibular (balance) assessment and rehabilitation.