Hear better, live better

Hearing loss is more common than you may think – in fact, 48 million Americans1 have some degree of hearing loss. Hearing is also an important part of your overall health and well-being. Not only does it keep you connected to the people and activities you love, it helps preserve important connections in your brain that can help keep you sharp as you age. A hearing aid may help.

If you’ve noticed a change in your hearing, you’re not alone and there are ways to help regain many of the sounds you’ve been missing. There’s more good news: AARP members save on hearing exams and hearing aids through AARP® Hearing Solutions™ provided by UnitedHealthcare Hearing.

Not sure where to begin? Answer these 5 questions to learn more about your hearing health and potential next steps.

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Hearing aids are more advanced than ever

Today’s hearing aids are cutting edge, discreet and use advanced technology to mimic natural hearing. With a wide variety of styles that feature the latest technology such as recharging capabilities, connection to Bluetooth® devices, the ability to automatically adapt to new listening environments, and more, hearing aids can become a natural part of your daily life.

Fit for your lifestyle

With options that have powerful sound enhancement, smartphone apps, wireless connectivity and more, there’s a hearing aid for your everyday life.

A variety of styles

Hearing aids come in a variety of styles, so you can wear them with comfort and confidence.

More discreet than ever

Devices are also much smaller than they used to be, making them less noticeable and intimidating.

Compare your options

Over-the-counter

Degrees of hearing loss

Self-diagnosed mild-to-moderate hearing loss

Appointment with a hearing care professional

Not required so you can skip the waiting room and take care of adjusting your hearing aid settings yourself.

Customization and capabilities

A variety of styles for it more individuals. Customizable through an app on your smartphone.

Warranties and repairs

Typically shorter warranties. You'll work with the manufacturer for repairs and coverage.

Service and support

Ideal if you're comfortable with technology and adjusting settings through a smartphone app on your own.

AARP member discounts

Special program pricing.

Prescription

Degrees of hearing loss

Any degree of hearing loss, including moderate to severe

Appointment with a hearing care professional

Required to help your hearing care professional program your hearing aid to your exact need and provide hands-on support.

Customization and capabilities

Programmed by a hearing care professional to match your specific hearing needs.

Warranties and repairs

Typically longer warranties. You'll work with your hearing care professional for repairs and coverage.

Service and support

Ideal if you want help from a hearing care professional for adjustments to settings and fit.

AARP member discounts

Up to 20% off hearing aids and 15% off accessories.

Over-the-counter

Prescription

Degrees of hearing loss

Self-diagnosed mild-to-moderate hearing loss

Appointment with a hearing care professional

Not required so you can skip the waiting room and take care of adjusting your hearing aid settings yourself.

Customization and capabilities

A variety of styles for it more individuals. Customizable through an app on your smartphone.

Warranties and repairs

Typically shorter warranties. You'll work with the manufacturer for repairs and coverage.

Service and support

Ideal if you're comfortable with technology and adjusting settings through a smartphone app on your own.

AARP member discounts

Special program pricing.

Degrees of hearing loss

Any degree of hearing loss, including moderate to severe

Appointment with a hearing care professional

Required to help your hearing care professional program your hearing aid to your exact need and provide hands-on support.

Customization and capabilities

Programmed by a hearing care professional to match your specific hearing needs.

Warranties and repairs

Typically longer warranties. You'll work with your hearing care professional for repairs and coverage.

Service and support

Ideal if you want help from a hearing care professional for adjustments to settings and fit.

AARP member discounts

Up to 20% off hearing aids and 15% off accessories.

Want help deciding?

As an AARP member you have access to a no-cost, no-obligation hearing exam with a licensed hearing care professional. During this appointment, your hearing care professional will check your hearing, learn about your lifestyle and goals and help you decide which device may be right for you.

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Things to consider

Explore these questions to help determine which option might be right for you.

AARP Hearing Solutions provided by UnitedHealthcare Hearing is here for you.

Have questions about AARP Hearing Solutions? Call 1-877-488-5575, TTY 711, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST to speak with a team member.

1 Centers for Disease Control. “Too Loud! For Too Long!” cdc.gov/vitalsigns/hearingloss/index.html. Accessed September 2023.