Hearing aids are Class I regulated medical devices under Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules. Most private US health care providers do not provide coverage for hearing aids, so all costs are usually borne by the recipient. At AQ Hearing, it is important for us to offer multiple payment options to serve all our patients.
The cost for a single hearing aid can vary, depending on the level of technology. The cost of hearing aids is a tax-deductible medical expense for those who itemize medical deductions. If an adult has a hearing loss which substantially limits major life activities, some state-run vocational rehabilitation programs can provide upwards of full financial assistance. Severe and profound hearing loss often falls within the “substantially limiting” category.
Payment Options: Medicaid
We are a Texas-Certified and Licensed provider for Medicaid, which is currently paying a 100% full hearing benefit. If you are currently enrolled in Medicaid, you are eligible to receive 2 hearing aids at no cost every 5 years. In order to process your Medicaid claim, please bring the following items with you to your appointment:
- A copy of your current Medicaid ID card
- A signed Physician’s Exam Report (Form B.41)
- A copy of any supplemental plan ID cards (Secure Horizons, AmeriGroup, Humana, etc.)
For eligible children and young adults ages 21 and under, there are other payment options. Medicaid will pay for the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss, including hearing aids, under the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) service. Also, children may be covered by their state’s early intervention program or State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
Payment Options: Non-Profit Organizations
Some nonprofit organizations provide financial assistance for hearing aids. Contact the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders’ (NIDCD’s) Information Clearinghouse with questions about organizations that offer financial assistance for hearing aids.
AQ Hearing Payment OptionsCosts for the various types of single hearing aids range as follows:
- Conventional – Analog Traditional: $400 – $900
- Entry Level Digital Manually Programmable: $600 – $1,100
- Mainstream Digital Computer Programmable: $900 – $1,600
- Advanced Digital Computer Programmable, Many Features: $1,400 – $2,495
- Premium Gold Line Digital Computer Programmable: $2,300 – $2,995
Final cost is determined by several factors: the individual ear, the level and type of hearing loss, and the amount of performance, as well as any additional accessories needed.
Ask about trade-in discounts and check out our current promotions. Remember that we also offer a low price guarantee. We want to ensure that our patients receive the best value and payment options for their hard earned dollars.
At AQ Hearing, we want to offer as many payment options as possible to ensure patient are able to receive the treatment they need. Protecting your hearing can make a big difference. We want to help protect your hearing from further deterioration through education about factors affecting hearing, as well as the proper use and care of hearing protection devices.