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How Humana Insurance Can Help With Hearing Loss in Texas

by | Feb 12, 2024 | Insurance

A question that our team receives regularly is “Are hearing aids covered by my insurance?”  

Hearing aids are often the best approach for treating hearing loss, but they do require a financial investment. Financing them can be a challenge for many patients, and navigating health insurance can be confusing. There are many different plans, packages, and policy riders, and there’s a whole lot of fine print to sift through. 

This is exactly why we have an insurance specialist on staff to help you understand the ins and outs of your insurance coverage. Hearing aids can be truly transformational for those who need them, and we want to ensure that no patient is left out due to the associated costs.  

Humana Coverage for Hearing Health in Texas 

Many hearing loss patients are within the age range for Medicare eligibility. Humana offers Medicare Parts A and B, known as Original Medicare, which provide limited coverage for hearing health. While hearing aids or exams for fitting hearing aids are not covered, Medicare Part B can provide coverage for diagnostic hearing and balance exams. 

If your hearing care provider recommends that you have these exams, Medicare Part B can help cover the costs. Once you’ve met the Part B deductible, you’re responsible for paying 20 percent of the Medicare-approved amount. You may also be responsible for a hospital copayment if the exams take place in an outpatient setting. 

Coverage for Hearing Implants 

Since Medicare recognizes specific hearing implants as prosthetic devices, they do provide coverage for some devices that replace the function of the middle ear or cochlea. Auditory osseointegrated devices, auditory brainstem implant (ABI) devices, and bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHA) are all covered by Medicare. 

Medicare Advantage Plan Benefits 

Humana insurance also offers Medicare Advantage (Part C). Part C plans fill in some gaps from Original Medicare and does include coverage for hearing aids. Part C plans also include more benefits and coverage for vision and dental care. Keep in mind that coverage can vary from plan to plan, so you’ll need to review the specifics of your plan carefully. 

Our insurance specialist is here to help make the process as smooth and straightforward as possible. Our goal is to help you get the most out of your insurance coverage and make the best decisions for your individual hearing health needs. 

If you have any questions that we may be able to answer, give our friendly team a call at (936) 632-2252 or request a callback. We would be honored to help you on your journey to better hearing health. 

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Gabrielle Tabb Au.D., CCC-A

Dr. Tabb received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders in 2016 from Texas State University. Following this, she attended the University of North Texas where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2020 with her Doctorate in Audiology. While in graduate school, Dr. Tabb had various clinical rotations in the DFW area, including UT Southwestern Medical Center, Bonham VA, multiple ENT locations, educational audiology, and several private practices. She completed her externship at OU Physicians Department of Head and Neck Surgery, rotating through the adult and pediatric clinics. Following her externship, she worked as an audiologist primarily in the OU Children’s Physicians location where she was able to serve medically complex children of all ages. Originally from South Texas, she is overjoyed to be able to serve her fellow Texans once again. Dr. Tabb is licensed to practice audiology in the State of Texas. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a member of Texas Academy of Audiology (TAA). She is passionate about providing the upmost hearing healthcare to people of all ages. She enjoys opening a world of sound to children who are in a crucial stage of speech-language development and adults who believed themselves to be relegated to a life of “social distance” and isolation because of their hearing loss. Dr. Tabb is dedicated to educating patients and their families about the effects of untreated hearing loss on social/emotional health, mental health, and communication. When she is not working, she enjoys playing with her dogs (Winston and Duke), spending time with her husband and family, gardening, cooking, watching movies, and reading.