Using Insurance Benefits Towards A Purchase Of Hearing Aids
Whether you experience hearing loss due to a pre-existing condition or work-related causes, it is important to understand what options are available to you to begin your better-hearing journey.
Some companies offer insurance benefits with hearing aid options. If you have workplace benefits you may be eligible for some coverage towards a purchase or upgrade of your hearing aid technology.
Our team of hearing healthcare professionals can help you get your hearing back on track, starting with a free hearing test and demonstration. We offer a variety of hearing aid styles and brands to make sure you find the best fit for your listening needs.
Why Hearing Matters in the Workplace
According to Statistics Canada, an estimated 11 million or 43% of Canadians aged 19 to 79 previously worked in a noisy environment and exposure to excessive noise is recognized as one of the most common causes of hearing loss. When employees are exposed to loud noises in the workplace, they can experience either temporary hearing loss or, in some cases, the effects may become permanent.
Some indications that your workplace has above-normal noise include:
- Noise levels are louder than busy city traffic
- You must raise your voice when talking to someone a few feet away from you
- You must increase the volume of audible devices such as radio, TV and cell phones following your work shift
Experiencing work-related hearing loss can impact an employee’s ability to conduct their work and communicate with the people around them. If an employee requires a hearing test, hearing aids, other assistive devices, the costs can start to add up. Luckily, these types of support are covered by most insurance plans.
Employees who have work-related hearing loss may be eligible to make a claim – for hearing aids or another assistive device – under the condition that they’ve experienced a significant change in hearing or change in work duties and environment.
If your employer does not offer any hearing-specific coverage and you are experiencing hearing loss, speak with your employer to see if there are any ways that they can assist.
If you are experiencing above-normal noise levels at work or in your day-to-day life, you can run the risk of enduring long-term damages, underperforming at your job, and can suffer additional workplace injuries.
How We Can Help
Suffering from hearing loss – work-related or other – can make it very difficult to communicate with and understand the people around you and hearing loss may leave you feeling left out, embarrassed or frustrated when not addressed properly.
Our team of hearing healthcare professionals will be with you every step of the way throughout your journey to better hearing. Once you complete your hearing test, our team of hearing healthcare professionals will show you the best hearing aid options to help meet your personal preferences, lifestyle, and budget. Don’t forget, you may even be able to use your health benefits before they expire at the end of the year.
In addition to your health benefits, Hearing Solutions offers hearing aid financing and members of these organizations can also receive a discount when purchasing hearing aids through Hearing Solutions.
Use Your Hearing Benefits Today
If you or someone you love may be experiencing hearing loss, there is no time to waste and booking a free hearing test is the first step in the right direction.
For more information or to book your hearing test, call Hearing Solutions at 1-888-811-9979 or contact us here.
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Ramage-Morin, & Gosselin. (2018, August 15). Canadians vulnerable to workplace noise. Statistics Canada. Retrieved December 4, 2022, from https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/82-003-x/2018008/article/00002-eng.htm