Hearing benefits never sounded this good

Hearing loss affects a growing portion of adults in the United States. It can make it hard to hear alarms and doorbells, understand doctor instructions, and even everyday conversations. Hearing aids can boost the clarity and volume of what you hear.

Non-Medicare covered benefits for eligible members

This benefit is available to Blue Shield of California members enrolled in the following plans:

Plan County
Blue Shield Inspire (HMO) Alameda
Los Angeles
Orange
San Mateo
Blue Shield 65 Plus (HMO) Los Angeles
Orange
San Diego
San Luis Obispo
Santa Barbara
Blue Shield 65 Plus Choice Plan (HMO) Riverside
San Bernardino
Medicare Supplement Plan F Extra All counties
Medicare Supplement Plan G Extra All counties
Medicare Supplement Plan G Inspire Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Serra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, Yuba

Hearing aid services

All hearing aid services not covered by Medicare must be provided by the in-network hearing aid provider EPIC® Hearing Healthcare. Coverage every year includes: 

  • Routine hearing exam
  • Hearing aid instrument
  • Choice of private-label Silver (midlevel) or Gold (premium level) technology hearing aid models 
  • Up to two hearing aids per year available in the following styles:
    • In the ear
    • In the canal
    • Completely in the canal
    • Behind the ear
    • Receiver in the ear
  • All technology levels include:
    • One consultation
    • Two-year supply of batteries per hearing aid
    • Three-year extended warranty
  • Silver technology level hearing aids include:
    • One behind-the-ear hearing aid (non-ear mold model) delivered directly to your home 
    • Up to three virtual follow-up visits for hearing aid fitting, consultation, device check, and adjustment for no additional fee
  • Gold technology level hearing aids include:
    • One hearing aid delivered in-person through a network hearing aid provider
    • Up to three in-person follow-up visits for hearing aid fitting, consultation, device check, and adjustment  for no additional fee 
    • Standard ear molds and impressions