High-tech, custom-programmed hearing aids are available at discounted prices – starting at just $699 each – to people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare vision benefit plans

Hearing aids can often cost thousands of dollars, but UnitedHealthcare’s discount program enables our vision plan participants to save hundreds of dollars on hearing aids by purchasing them for as low as $699 each.

Hearing loss affects one in five Americans ages 12 and older, according to a 2011 study from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. More than 85 percent of people who could benefit from using a hearing aid do not actually use them, often because of the high cost. This discount program could help people access hearing aids that can improve their quality of life.

“Cost is a significant barrier for millions of Americans suffering from hearing loss, and this discount will help make hearing aids more accessible and affordable for more people nationwide,” said Linda Chous, O.D., chief eye care officer, of UnitedHealthcare’s vision division. “Hearing health plays a critical role in people’s overall health and well-being. Untreated hearing loss can affect a person’s ability to stay connected to friends and family, contributing to social isolation, depression and lower income.”

hi HealthInnovations’ hearing aids use advanced technology to enhance speech understanding and listening comfort. Each hearing aid is custom-programmed to your specific hearing needs based on hearing test results. Every hearing test result and hearing aid order is reviewed by a licensed hearing professional to determine what will work for you.

 “Consumers are looking for options that make hearing aids more affordable and accessible, so this collaboration with UnitedHealthcare expands our efforts to help address the hearing needs for millions of Americans,” said Lisa Tseng, M.D., CEO, hi HealthInnovations.

For more information on products and pricing, visit: hihealthinnovations.com.