Effectively treating your tinnitus or hearing loss is an investment in your health, wellness, and happiness. Until you come in and complete an evaluation, we cannot make a diagnosis, give a recommendation for treatment, provide cost estimates, or tell you how much your insurance will cover. Once your consultation is complete, we will know how we can help, how much treatment will cost, and what your hearing health benefit is.
We accept most insurance carriers. When you come for your first appointment, we can check your benefit for you.
Medicare does NOT cover treatment for tinnitus or hearing loss—ever. Many Medicare supplement plans follow this same exclusion policy. With this consideration, we charge $60 for a complete hearing exam and/or $80 for a complete tinnitus evaluation, which we need to perform in order to properly recommend treatment. Full-testing with a diagnosis and treatment plan requires approximately 90 minutes of our doctors’ time.
Medicare will pay approximately $38 for an annual hearing exam when it is prescribed by your primary care physician (PCP) as “medically necessary”.
Since we are a “Non-participating Medicare Provider”, we can, at your request, submit to Medicare for reimbursement of approximately $38. (We must submit this with the referral from your primary care doctor and we can NOT solicit this referral on your behalf.) If you have Medicare and will seek reimbursement for the hearing exam, it is advised that you speak with your doctor about obtaining a referral to us prior to your first appointment. You will be responsible for full payment at the time of your appointment. Medicare will reimburse you directly if the claim is approved.
Commercial health insurance (UnitedHealthcare, Cigna, Anthem, etc.), however, typically WILL cover an annual hearing exam and/or tinnitus evaluation without the PCP referral. They may also have a benefit for treatment available. (You can often obtain this information from your on-line benefits explanation page if you search for covered audiology services and/or hearing aids.) With commercial insurance, we can submit the claim for testing directly for you.
Our Patient Care Coordinators ask at the time of the initial call for your insurance information so that we may verify your benefit(s) before you come in for your first visit.
If you have been tested and diagnosed in the past (within 3 years), and/or currently wear hearing devices, you might prefer to schedule a 30-minute complimentary consultation so that we may discuss (in- person) whether or not a new diagnostic exam is necessary to pursue treatment with us.
If you have any further questions regarding insurance, please reach out to any of our Patient Care Coordinators at any of our offices.
We are not contracted with the following carriers.
Medicaid, TriCare, VA Choice, Kaiser, Colorado Vocational Rehab
For those who qualify, we offer deferred interest payment plans and extended payment plans with low monthly payments.
We have worked with HealthiPlan® for years. This financing program provides payment options for every patients’ budget.
CareCredit®, a trusted partner of Sound Relief Hearing Center, offers a range of affordable plans for tinnitus treatment, hearing aids, and hearing loss treatment costs. You can also use CareCredit to cover items such as insurance deductibles or co-pays. Contact one of our patient care coordinators or visit the CareCredit website for more information.