Better hearing helps us stay connected to the ones we love. TruHearing® makes it easy to treat your hearing loss, so you can get back to living your best life.
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Get a comprehensive hearing exam from a TruHearing provider, who will recommend hearing aids that accommodate your hearing loss, budget and lifestyle.
Call a TruHearing Consultant who can answer your questions and set an exam with a provider near you.
Receive free aftercare, including one year of follow-up visits for fitting, adjustments, and ongoing education to make sure you are completely satisfied with your hearing aids.
Research shows that hearing loss plays a major role in our physical and mental well-being. Simply put, better hearing is good for your body and brain.
Seeking treatment early can make a big difference in your overall quality of life.
Here are a few everyday sounds that can improve your health, safety, and relationships when you can hear them well.
There’s no better time than now to increase your awareness of hearing loss issues and the benefits of hearing aids.
How do you know if you should take advantage of your renewed hearing aid benefit?
TruHearing gets high ratings from patients with all types of hearing loss. Here's why:
Guidance and assistance from a dedicated TruHearing Hearing Consultant
Expert care at over 7,000 provider locations across the nation
A comprehensive hearing exam, plus one year of follow-up visits for fitting and adjustments
Risk-free purchase thanks to our 60-day trial period
Full 3-year manufacturer warranty on every device
80 free batteries included with all non-rechargeable hearing aids
Aftercare support and educational materials to ensure you’re happy with your new hearing aids
TruHearing provides you access to the latest-generation hearing aid models, styles, colors and technology. Your copayment covers the cost of either premium level or advanced level devices at a price lower than basic and standard level retail pricing.
1 Must be performed by a TruHearing network provider.
2 Medicare Advantage plan availability varies by county. Regence complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
6 Available in the TruHearing Premium RIC Li, Slim RIC Li, Standard BTI Li, and CROS Li models only
One year of follow up visits for fitting and adjustments must be used within the first 12 months following purchase.
TruHearing is a separate company that provides discount hearing aids and programs for Regence members.
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If you’re having trouble hearing, treating your hearing loss with hearing aids will not only help you hear better, it can actually increase your self-confidence, help you enjoy social activities more, and improve your relationships with your loved ones.
Boost Your Confidence
A study by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) found that people with hearing loss who wore hearing aids reported better overall feelings about themselves than those who didn’t treat their loss. They were also more likely to feel optimistic and engaged in life.
Dolores, a first-time hearing aid wearer, experienced the withdrawal that is common for people with hearing loss. “I had problems with hearing for a long time, but I kept putting it off,” she says. “Without my hearing aid, it was getting to the point where I really did not want to go places, but now I have my confidence back, and I want to do things again.”
Rejoin the Conversation
The NCOA study also found that wearing hearing aids can enhance your enjoyment of group social activities.
Noisy environments can be very difficult when you have hearing loss. Fortunately, today’s hearing aid technology has advanced to the point that it’s very effective in dealing with complex sound environments. Many high-end hearing aids automatically reduce background noise while preserving speech, making it easier to hear and understand those around you. The ability to hear better in noisy settings can help make social activities enjoyable again.
Renew the Bonds
Hearing aid wearers participating in the NCOA study reported overall improvements in their relationships at home, experienced less anger and frustration, and had better emotional health and stability.
Susan describes how her husband’s hearing loss had affected her family. “Without being able to hear, my husband became isolated and resentful. Our marriage suffered greatly, and I was despondent that our ‘golden years’ together would end with bitterness and anger.”
This changed dramatically when her husband started wearing hearing aids. “The ‘volume’ in our home has lowered times 10 as has any discord,” Susan says. “His quality of life is returning!”
Take Advantage of Your Benefit
If you suspect you or a loved one has hearing loss, take time to get your hearing checked. Seeking treatment early can make a big difference in your overall quality of life.
Often, our hearing fades without us noticing. Sounds we took for granted when we were younger become difficult to decipher, and we forget the little sounds we used to hear daily. You may not be aware that missing these everyday noises can actually strain our health and happiness. Here are a few everyday sounds that can improve your health, safety, and relationships when you can hear them well.
Simple sounds of nature that may have faded are leaves rustling, rain, birds, and crickets chirping. By addressing your hearing loss, you can improve your ability to enjoy the outdoors. In fact, studies have shown that being outdoors can benefit your psychological, emotional, and spiritual health. Not only that, but the sounds of nature helps energize your brain, bring personal peace, and clear your mind.
Your Car’s Warning Signals
Your car makes many warning sounds that are soft and high pitched, which are easy to miss. Missing these sounds makes driving more dangerous. Some of these critical sounds are the engine chirping or squealing, tires screeching, and quiet warning signals. Not hearing these sounds could leave you stranded on the road and heighten your risk of being in a car accident. When you can hear them, you have time to fix them, reducing the risk of serious issues.
Volume of the Television
One way to connect with others is by watching TV together. However, watching TV is frustrating when family and friends express annoyance with the high volume. One way to solve this problem is by wearing hearing aids. Using hearing aids makes it easier to hear what’s on television, so you can turn down the volume and enjoy entertainment together at a volume everyone is comfortable with.
Voices of Loved Ones
Perhaps the most important reason to address your hearing is to hear your loved ones. Treating hearing loss has proven to help improve marriages, family relations, and friendships. Hearing others can minimize misunderstandings and avoid frustration. Reconnecting with others and building relationships can be made easier by addressing hearing loss.
Treating hearing loss can help you hear the sounds you may not realize you’re missing. If you have hearing loss, treating it can help you be safer, and your health and relationships can improve.
Over 48 million Americans have hearing loss, but most people wait 7 years before seeking treatment! Inconvenience, financial concerns, and denial are all common reasons for putting off treatment. However, because studies show that hearing loss affects your health and relationships, we want to tell you about the ways hearing aids can improve your mental health.
1) Hearing Aids May Lower Your Risk of Mental Decline
In a 25-year study, scientists measured mental decline in people with and without hearing loss. The study found that people who had hearing loss—but didn't wear hearing aids—showed more mental decline. But those that wore hearing aids performed the same as people without any hearing loss!
2) Hearing Aids Can Improve Brain Performance
A recent study from Texas A&M University tested people with hearing loss to measure their memory, ability to focus, and their mental sharpness. Then they gave the participants hearing aids. After only six weeks of wearing hearing aids, they saw improvements in all areas of cognitive function. They had improved memory, better focus, and could understand information faster.
3) Hearing Aids Lower Risk of Depression
The National Council on Aging surveyed over 4,000 people with hearing loss. They found that people with hearing aids reported lower levels of depression. The study also found that people who wore hearing aids felt they had more control over their lives and had a more positive outlook on life.
It’s not always easy to make big changes in our lives. But, if you want to experience better brain function, lower your risk of depression and mental decline, treating your hearing loss may help. As a side benefit, the families of people who have hearing loss report that those who wear hearing aids participate more in social activities and have better relationships with the people they love as a result—creating a higher quality of life overall.
There’s no better time than now to increase your awareness of hearing loss issues and the benefits of hearing aids. If you don’t personally have hearing loss, we suggest you pass this information on to family and friends who haven’t yet addressed their hearing loss and encourage them to get it checked out.
Let’s help everyone improve their lives and long-term health by treating hearing loss today!
If you’ve used a hearing aid benefit to buy hearing aids, you already know how instrumental it was in helping you afford your first set of hearing aids. However, what you may not realize is that your hearing aid benefit will actually become more valuable to you over time as it allows you to continually address your changing hearing needs.
For some people, their hearing aids work great and there’s no need to make a new purchase. For others though, there are good reasons to consider a change in hearing aids. And if your benefit has renewed, affording an upgrade is much more realistic. How do you know if you should take advantage of your renewed hearing aid benefit? Here are some reasons you might consider.
1) Your Changing Lifestyle
First of all, achieving better hearing is an ongoing process, and your lifestyle is constantly changing. In fact, your life might look vastly different today than it did just a few years ago. Your health, your family situation, and even your social needs are all factors that can prompt you to look for new and different ways to address your hearing loss. A hearing aid benefit that renews allows you to try new hearing aids that address your changing hearing needs.
2) New Technology
The hearing aid industry doesn’t seem to get much sleep. Every year, newer, better hearing aids are developed using cutting edge technology. Just a few years ago, it was impossible to control your hearing aid settings and volume from your smartphone. Today, there are a wide variety of smartphone hearing aids that wirelessly connect to your mobile device so you can do amazing things, like take phone calls right from your hearing aids, have music from your phone go straight to your ears without any wires or Bluetooth devices, or even get map directions from your phone directly into your ears while you drive. This new technology can give you more freedom and allows you to live life with hearing aids unencumbered by a host of accessories.
3) Clearer Sound Quality and a More Comfortable Fit
The unfortunate reality is that some people buy hearing aids but never really put them to good use. For these hearing aid users, they may do an initial trial period then simply put them in a drawer and forget about them. One of the beauties of a hearing aid benefit is that it allows you to try again with a product that suits you better.
Since you purchased your first pair, your hearing may have changed, but hearing aids certainly have improved—even if it was just a few years ago that you got your last pair. Today’s hearing aids have more channels, improved noise reduction, advanced feedback suppression, and even a more comfortable fit in your ear. All these advances make it easier to address your unique hearing needs and customize the hearing aids to your specific hearing profile. Newer hearing aids offer a better level of customization, which means it’ll be easier for you to adapt to them than the hearing aids that may be sitting in your dresser drawer. If you have a hearing aid benefit, you have the ability to try out the better sound quality and fit of newer devices that have the potential to change your life in ways your current hearing aids could not.
4) Replace Underperforming Hearing Aids
Like most electronics, the performance of your hearing aids may decline over time. Dust, moisture, and everyday wear and tear can lead your hearing aids to simply not work as well as they used to. Nothing lasts forever, and the inevitable decline of your current hearing aids is one of the reasons your health plan offers you a benefit. They know your hearing aids won’t function as well after a few years, so your benefit is there to make sure you are always addressing your hearing needs in the best way possible.
5) Better Hearing Aids and Lower Prices
Since you’ve already purchased hearing aids through TruHearing, you know that combining your benefit with our prices saved you a pretty penny. But we’ll never be satisfied with simply offering you a one-time savings on hearing aids. That’s why we continually work with our manufacturing partners and providers to find ways to bring down the cost of hearing aids for members of our partner health plans.
In fact, over the last few years we’ve substantially lowered the cost of our hearing aids to the point that you could get a better hearing aid today than you could three or four years ago for roughly the same price. For example, if you originally bought a standard-level hearing aid, today you’re likely able to get an advanced-level hearing aid with more features and better quality for the same price—or one that’s even better for just a little extra cost. In some cases, your hearing aid benefit may even cover the entire cost of a better hearing aid. If you’re wondering about our price improvements and how to get the most bang for your buck with your benefit, give us a call and one of our Hearing Consultants can help you out.
The Lifetime Value of a Hearing Aid Benefit
A hearing aid benefit provides much more value than a one-time reduction in the out-of-pocket costs for your first pair of hearing aids. The full value of a hearing aid benefit comes over time as it allows you to continually address your changing hearing loss profile with better hearing aids at lower costs. In turn, you can hear better over time, allowing you to improve your relationships and quality of life.
If you have—or think you have—a hearing aid benefit and want to address your changing lifestyle and hearing needs, give us a call. We can check with your health plan to see if your benefit has renewed and help you find a solution to address your changing needs.