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Our Practice

Our Practice

Our Mission

Providing compassionate Hearing & Balance care through comprehensive solutions.

Hearing & Balance Specialists of Kansas City is committed to providing compassionate patient care and education through unsurpassed customer service and comprehensive diagnostic knowledge. By utilizing state-of-the-art technology and best practices, we achieve a successful rehabilitative plan for each patient and their family.

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Our Approach

Hearing & Balance Specialists of Kansas City is a clinician-owned private practice specializing in hearing loss, tinnitus and sound sensitivity, dizziness and imbalance, concussion, and auditory processing disorders. Our providers have formed a unique practice, as the region’s premier specialty clinic, with a goal of combining the most experienced and skilled professionals in each of their respective specialty areas. The practice also functions as a clinical training and research site for university doctoral programs.

 

Insurance

Insurance
Frequently Asked Questions

Does my insurance cover the cost of diagnostic services and hearing aids?

We are in-network for many insurance plans, which may cover diagnostic services, although specific coverage will be plan specific. Many plans also have hearing aid coverage, with the exception of Medicare. We encourage you to speak directly with your insurance carrier to discuss specifics related to your individual insurance plan.

What services do you provide?
 

Our practice specializes in hearing loss, tinnitus and sound sensitivity, dizziness and imbalance, concussion, and auditory processing disorders. Please see our Services Menu at the top for a complete list of all of our services.

Why should I choose Hearing and Balance Specialists of Kansas City?

1. We are the most experienced audiology specialists in the region. 2. Patient education and satisfaction is our primary focus. Our recommendations for your success are guided by your needs and thoroughly communicated. 3. Clinician owned and operated, so we are particularly passionate about the services we provide. 4. With a deep physician and allied health network, we believe that audiology is an integral part of the healthcare team. 5. Our unbundled pricing structure for hearing aids means you only pay for the services you need and want. 6. We work with the world’s best manufacturers and offer a complete lineup of the most technologically advanced hearing and tinnitus/sound sensitivity systems available. 7. Our audiologists lecture nationally and publish regularly in the scientific literature.

How do I schedule an appointment?
 

You can call to schedule an appointment at either of our conveniently located offices in the Kansas City metro. Lee's Summit, MO: 816-507-8885 Overland Park, KS: 913-521-9090

How is your hearing aid pricing different?
 

Hearing & Balance Specialists offers an unbundled treatment plan for our patients. “Unbundled” means offering a clear differentiation of the services from the products. Using an unbundled model of care means that there are no hidden fees in the purchase of hearing aids or any other treatment plan.

Will Medicare pay for my hearing care needs?

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) will cover the diagnostic hearing and balance exams only if your primary care physician orders these tests based on symptoms, conditions, or complaints that would require medical treatment. Medicare does not currently cover regular hearing exams or treatment, including hearing aids or exams for fitting hearing aids.

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Affordable Hearing Care and Financing Options That Fit Your Budget

Your investment in better hearing is a time-intensive process that, when all is said and done, benefits your quality of life in ways that you may not have experienced in years. You may not hear better overnight, but by retraining your ears and brain to process sounds that it hasn’t heard in years — a process we can help you with at Hearing & Balance Specialists of Kansas City — your satisfaction with your devices will continue to increase.

Once you’ve acquired your hearing aids, you’ll have access to follow-up care with our specialists and a warranty-period determined by the hearing aid technology. The hearing aid warranty protects your hearing system from the wear and tear that heat, humidity, moisture, and oils can cause. And while there’s no getting around the fact that healthcare is a high-ranking expense for many Americans, we do our best at Hearing & Balance Specialists of Kansas City to help you get the treatment you need with financing options and payments to help fit your budget. Ask our audiologists for more information about these options.

 

Hearing & Balance Specialists of Kansas City also accepts cash, check, and major credit cards.  In addition, we have partnered with other institutions to provide convenient payment options for our patients. Available options are listed below. The doctors at Hearing & Balance Specialists of Kansas City can explain these options in further detail during your visit.

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CareCredit

  • CareCredit is a healthcare credit card. Use it to pay for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by medical insurance, and special financing options are available that you may not be able to get with other cards.
     

  • Pay for health, and wellness care at over 225,000 enrolled providers across the nation. Once you’ve applied, you can use it again and again at any location that accepts CareCredit.
     

  • With shorter term financing options of 6 or 12  months no interest is charged on purchases of $1,000 or more when you make the minimum monthly payments and pay the full amount due by the end of the promotional period. If you do not, interest is charged from the original purchase date.

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Use Health Benefits and FSA Funds to Your Advantage

  • Hearing insurance, while only offered to about 15 percent of the workforce, can provide much greater relief in terms of cost. Regardless, these benefits run dry at the end of the year if they aren’t used, so be sure to contact your insurer for more information about your specific policy.
     

  • If Hearing & Balance Specialists of Kansas City is a preferred provider with your insurance company, we will directly bill your insurance for payment. Your employer may also offer an FSA or HSA (flexible spending account or health spending account) that pulls money from your paycheck pre-tax and sets it aside for future medical expenses. In this case, the costs would still come out of your pocket, but it would be untaxed.
     

  • If you’ve already used your FSA funds for the year, please consider what your hearing needs will be next year when you sit down with your company’s benefits coordinator and decide how much of your paycheck you’d like to reserve tax-free.

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