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Can TriCare Insurance Help with Hearing Care in Texas?

by | Jan 15, 2024 | Hearing Health, Insurance, Patient Resources

If you rely on hearing aids to help you navigate the world around you, you know how transformational they can be. Unfortunately, many people with a hearing loss avoid seeking treatment. This can lead to feelings of isolation and can have a negative impact on their quality of life. 

One of the reasons someone may miss out on getting the help they need is that they are unsure if their care will be covered by insurance. This is exactly why Audiological Services has an insurance professional on staff to help you understand and maximize your insurance policy. Since we are partnered with most major insurance companies in Texas, we can get you the answers you need promptly.  

Many active-duty service members and their families rely on TriCare for health coverage. Let’s explore how this insurance provider may help you get the care you need. 

Understanding TriCare’s Coverage for Hearing Aids 

TriCare is a comprehensive health coverage provider with specific conditions for hearing aid and hearing aid services coverage. Our goal is to help you understand these conditions so you know the best way to approach your hearing care. 

Active-duty service members and their families are eligible for coverage for hearing aids and hearing aid services if they meet certain hearing criteria. This is determined by a hearing threshold or speech recognition score. Adults must have a hearing threshold of at least 40 dB HL in one or both ears at specific frequencies or a speech recognition score of less than 94 percent to be eligible for coverage. 

What Does TriCare Cover for Retired Service Members? 

Coverage with TriCare looks a bit different for retired service members. Hearing aids and hearing aid services are not directly covered, but alternatives are available. Retired service members have access to other government programs that will provide hearing aids. These programs include the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Retiree-At-Cost Hearing Aid Program. 

The Retiree-At-Cost Hearing Aid Program allows retired service members to access hearing aids at a reduced cost at some clinics and military hospitals. Hearing aid fittings and follow-up services may also be available. Keep in mind that these services may vary based on location and the specific hospitals or clinics involved. 

How Audiological Services Can Help 

Our team at Audiological Services knows that understanding your insurance coverage can be confusing and frustrating. Our goal is to make this process as smooth and straightforward as possible.

Our insurance specialist has extensive experience with TriCare’s plans. You can feel confident that we’ll help empower you to understand exactly what your plan covers, how you may need to contribute, and how to access additional resources.  

Your journey to better hearing health doesn’t need to be complicated. If you’re struggling to navigate your insurance coverage with TriCare or another major insurance provider, we are here to guide you and help you maximize your benefits.  

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Tina Evans HIS, COHC

Tina has had the privilege of being part of this amazing hearing healthcare practice for over 15 years. She became a Hearing Instrument Specialist (HIS) as well as a Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC) in 2014. When she first joined Audiological Services, it was only the audiologist and herself; now, along with the rest of the team, have served the community well and grown the practice for over 25 years. Her mission is to provide professional, quality hearing healthcare while increasing public awareness regarding the early identification, treatment, and rehabilitation options for hearing loss. Her vision as the premier hearing healthcare center in East Texas where staff members genuinely welcome all who enter the door, work together to provide unsurpassed quality of care and effectively improve quality of life for her patients. Her values are honest, ethical professionalism, personalized care, integrity, reliable service with the most advanced technology, innovative hearing solutions with guaranteed satisfaction, and a warm friendly atmosphere. In her time away from work, Tina enjoys being involved in her church, and traveling with her husband, family, or friends in her RV. Tina’s handsome grandson is her pride and joy.