Hearing Aid Program

The University of Alabama Speech and Hearing Center is partnered with the Department of Human Resources to help UA employees and their dependents access quality hearing aids and related care at a reasonable and fair cost. The University’s Speech and Hearing Center has been located on campus for over 75 years, and has offered unique hearing aid services and benefits to UA employees and their dependents through their hearing aid program for over 35 years.

JoAnne Payne, coordinator of audiological services at the UA Speech and Hearing Center, shares that the goal of the UA Speech and Hearing Center is to find the best hearing aid for patients and pair that with support services at a price that’s affordable for all UA employees and their dependents.

Hearing aids are not covered under most health insurance plans, including UA’s self-funded health plan, which is administered by Blue Cross.  Employees who need these types of services could benefit from the hearing aid program and setting aside pre-tax monies using the healthcare flexible spending account.

The UA Speech and Hearing Center strives to provide state of the art hearing devices and support services at a price that’s more competitive.  The staff at the Center is available to help anyone, whether it be UA employees or the general public, gain a better quality of hearing. The Center is open to the public, and will also make adjustments to devices that were not purchased at the Center. The UA Speech and Hearing Center is a non-profit entity, so the hearing healthcare needs of the patient is always the first priority.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment,  please call the UA Speech and Hearing Center at 348-7131.