Designed to help millions of Americans aged 50-plus who have hearing loss, the AARP Hearing Care program, provided by HearUSA, West Palm Beach, is being launched in a dozen states as part of a nationwide rollout.
The states are Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.
While one in 10 Americans have hearing loss, it is older men and women who are much more likely to suffer from this life altering condition, says the company. According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly one in five adults 45 to 64 years old; one in three adults 65 to 74 years old; and half of all adults 75 years old or older have a hearing impairment.
The Hearing Care Program is exclusively for AARP members and available only through selected credentialed hearing health care providers.
The program offers a range of products and services, from uniform pricing and extended warranties on hearing aids and related products to testing and evaluation.
The company anticipates that, by 2011, the HearUSA nationwide network of approximately 3,500 credentialed hearing care providers will be available to AARP members in all 50 states and the US territories.
For a detailed description of the HearUSA hearing care program for AARP members, visit http://www.hearusa.com/aarp