Did you know that May is Better Hearing and Speech Month? Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the U.S.; about 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss can come on so gradually you may not even notice it. In fact, most people with hearing loss wait an average of seven years before seeking help. The good news is most hearing loss can be easily treated with hearing aids.
Coverage and discounts for hearing aids are available to faculty, staff, and LIUNA bargaining unit members through the university's current benefits offerings.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield PPO, CareFirst HDHP, and EHP Classic
To better meet your needs and those of your family, the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield PPO, CareFirst HDHP, and EHP Classic medical plans include coverage for hearing aids, up to $1,000 per ear every three years with no age limitations. See page 11 of the 2023 Faculty & Staff Medical Plan Coverage Comparison Chart for details.
Enrollees of both the Delta Dental standard and enhanced plans have access to preferred pricing on hearing aids that offers you a 62% average discount off leading brands and the latest technology.
Contact Amplifon and a dedicated representative will explain the program, answer questions, help you find the right services or products, set up appointments at locations nationwide, and coordinate follow-up care. To learn more about Amplifon's hearing aid discount through your Delta Dental benefit, go to amplifonusa.com/deltadentalins 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.
Perks at Work
The Johns Hopkins Employee Assistance Program (JHEAP) offers the Savings Center, a discount shopping program provided by CCA through Perks at Work. Register now for your free account, search Hearing Aids, and current offerings such as the following will appear:
+American Hearing Benefits. Provides members with free hearing consultations and discounts on hearing aids. The network has more than 3,000 offices nationwide.
Contact the Benefits Service Center at 410-516-2000 or email@example.com with questions.