Discounts on hearing aids

Coverage and savings are available as a value-added feature of the university's current benefits offerings

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Did you know that May is Better Hearing and Speech Month? Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States, affecting about 48 million Americans to some degree. Hearing loss can come on so gradually you may not even notice it; in fact, most people wait an average of seven years before seeking help. The good news is that most hearing loss can be easily treated with hearing aids.

Coverage and discounts for hearing aids are available to faculty, staff, and bargaining unit members as a value-added feature to the university's current benefits offerings.

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield PPO, CareFirst HDHP, BlueChoice HMO, and EHP Classic

To better meet your needs and those of your family, the above medical plans now include coverage for hearing aids, up to $1,000 per ear every three years, with no age limitations. See page 14 of the 2022 Faculty and Staff Medical Plan Coverage Comparison Chart for details.

Delta Dental

Employees enrolled in Delta Dental's standard and enhanced plans have access to preferred pricing on hearing aids through Amplifon, averaging a 62% discount off leading brands and the latest technology. When you contact Amplifon, a dedicated representative will explain the program, answer questions, help you find the right services or products, set up appointments at convenient locations nationwide, and coordinate follow-up care.

To learn more about Amplifon's hearing aid discount through your Delta Dental benefit, go to or call 888-779-1429.


EyeMed vision enrollees have access to discounted pricing on thousands of hearing aids through Amplifon, the nation's largest independent hearing discount network. Receive 64% off hearing aids at thousands of locations nationwide, a 60-day hearing aid trial period with no restocking fees, free batteries for two years with initial purchase, and a three-year warranty, plus loss and damage coverage.

Call Amplifon at 877-203-0675 to find a hearing care provider near you and schedule a hearing exam offered as an enhanced feature of your EyeMed vision benefit.


Save money on hearing aids through the LifeMart employee discount program. Register now for your free account, search "hearing aids," and current offerings such as the following will appear:

  • Ideal Hearing Aids. Average savings of $2,000 off retail pricing on name-brand hearing aids from Siemens, Phonak, and others, plus an additional $100 off each hearing aid.
  • Start Hearing (formerly known as American Hearing Benefits). Provides members with free annual hearing consultations and up to a 48% discount on hearing aids.

Contact the Benefits Service at 410-516-2000 or with questions.