Medicare May Pay Your Hearing Aids
Medicare can be difficult to understand. While standard Medicare coverage is pretty straightforward in its configuration, figuring out what is covered by the advantage plans is way more complicated. And when you want something specific, like new hearing aids you need to know if Medicare is able to help you.
Hearing loss is a common problem for seniors. Almost two thirds of American citizens wear glasses to see better but millions of people shy away from wearing a hearing aid to be able to hear better again. You will be surprised how small, affordable and comfortable hearing solutions are today. Hearing aids today are no longer big blocks that immediately catch the eye. Quite the opposite: modern hearing aids are almost invisible today and feature state-of-the-art technology.
☑️ Do you have problems following conversations in a group?
☑️ Do you have problems understanding soft speech?
☑️ Do you have problems to follow conversations with lots of background noise?
☑️ Do you find background noises disturbing or annoying?
Then a hearing aid could be something for you!
Hearing aid costs and financing
Hearing aids might be very expensive, and for most seniors it’s hard to afford them. However, there are different ways that seniors can find affordable hearing aids and save some cash. Regardless of the model you have chosen, hearing aid financing is not a problem. We offer various financing models, some of which are interest-free, with flexible monthly installments.
How to choose the right one and what types of hearing aids are there?
In-The-Ear hearing aids
In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids integrate the latest technology in a tailor-made housing. The hearing aid is worn directly in the ear canal. Because the hearing aids sit in the ear, they are hardly visible.
Advantages of in-the-ear hearing aids
- Very discreet and hardly visible from the outside (especially CIC devices)
- Suitable for spectacle wearers
- More enjoyable when exercising
- CIC devices use properties of the auricle to provide natural sound
Disadvantages of in-the-ear hearing aids
- Only suitable for mild or moderate hearing loss
- Possible use depends on the size of the ear canal
- More frequent battery changes
- An audio connection is not available due to lack of space and a T-coil can only be fitted in Concha models
Behind the Ear
Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing aids are housed in a housing discreetly placed behind the ear and are very easy to handle. Robust and comfortable, these are the most popular hearing aids.
Advantages of BTE hearing aids:
- Space for larger and more powerful batteries
- Larger and easier to use keys for program selection
- Connection to radio or television, wireless reception of induction, radio or infrared signals or Bluetooth
Disadvantages of BTE devices
- Less suitable for spectacle wearers
- Function of the auricle cannot be used
- More conspicuous shape than ITE devices
- Posted by Gerard Spierenburg
- On July 29, 2020