Does LSU First Insurance Cover My Hearing Aids?

2023-02-15 | Hearing Aids, Insurance, Patient Resources

We pride ourselves in helping local people in South Louisiana hear better and return to enjoying the life they love.

There are several reasons why many people have an untreated hearing loss. One reason is that hearing loss often develops gradually and may not be noticed until it is severe. 

Additionally, some people may be reluctant to seek help because they believe that hearing aids or other treatments will be too expensive or because they are afraid to admit they have a hearing problem. 

Others may not be aware that effective treatments are available or may not have access to hearing healthcare providers.

At SLENT Hearing & Balance Centers, we believe everyone deserves the gift of better hearing. 

That’s why we have a team of experts at our office ready to assist you and check your insurance benefits.

Can Insurance Help?

If you’re interested in finding out if your insurance plan covers the cost of hearing aids, the first step would be to check your insurance policy or get in touch with our SLENT Hearing & Balance Center team.

Look for information on coverage for hearing exams, hearing aids, and other related services.

It’s also important to check if your plan has any network providers, such as our team of experts – this will help you to find the providers that accept your insurance.

If your insurance does not cover the cost of hearing aids, you may consider alternative funding options such as Medicaid, VA benefits (if you are eligible), or special programs that offer discounted hearing aids.

What is LSU First Insurance?

LSU First is a health insurance plan offered by Louisiana State University (LSU) to its employees. It is a self-funded plan administered by the LSU Office of Group Benefits. 

The plan is designed to cover medical expenses, such as doctor visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, and other health-related services. 

The plan is available to eligible employees of LSU, including faculty, staff, and retirees as well as their dependents.

If you are unsure about the specific details of the plan, such as deductibles, out-of-pocket maximums, and covered services, as well as the network providers, it’s best to check the Summary Plan Description provided by the LSU Office of Group Benefits or contact us to have us review your hearing benefits for you.

Does LSU First Insurance Cover Hearing Aids?

LSU First Insurance has the following hearing aid benefits for children and adults.

The maximum amount for external or implanted hearing aids prescribed to anyone over 18 every 36 months, along with any associated costs, is $2,400.00 per hearing aid per ear. 

Prescription hearing aids for children if a licensed audiologist fits and dispenses the hearing aids after receiving physician approval and, if necessary, following an audiological evaluation medically appropriate to the child’s age, both children and adults will be covered.

Minors who need hearing aids, whether external or implanted or any associated costs, are only allowed for children under 18 once every 36 months per damaged ear. As selected by Plan Medical Management, only the least expensive option is covered.

Hearing aid charges include examinations for the prescription, fitting, and repair of hearing aids.

Want Us to Check Your Benefits?

At SLENT Hearing & Balance Center, we pride ourselves in helping local people in South Louisiana hear better and return to enjoying the life they love.

To help you and your loved ones seek the solution you deserve, our insurance specialists are ready to take your call and check your insurance benefits.

To get started, please fill out the form on this page – and one of our experts will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Dr. JJ Martinez, AuD, FAAA

J.J. was born in Wichita, KS, and was brought up in a Marine Corps family. Following in his father’s footsteps, he joined the Marine Corps after high school and was stationed in Camp Lejeune, NC. After going to college at Southeastern Louisiana University, he went to graduate school and got his doctorate degree from Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans, LA. Soon after, he started his career in audiology and became board certified in Audiology.


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