HearPO Extends Hearing Healthcare Benefits to Millions of
Editor: Here's yet another announcement of a hearing healthcare program
that claims to offer hearing aids at significantly reduced prices. As
always, I'm pretty skeptical and would love to be wrong. If you give this
program a try, please be sure to let me know your experience.
HearPO, one of the largest providers of hearing healthcare programs in
the United States, announced today that it has signed an agreement with The
American Legion National Headquarters. This contract also encompasses Sons
of The American Legion.
Under the agreement, American Legion and Sons of The American Legion
members, as well as their immediate family members may obtain discounted
hearing care services and hearing aids, along with other benefits provided
by more than 2,700 HearPO-credentialed clinics across the country.
"We are especially proud to offer HearPO benefits to nearly 3 million
veterans of our nation's armed forces and their family members," states
Michele Fusco, Senior Vice President of Medical Business Operations.
"Legionnaires have given so much to our country and continue to do wonderful
work in the communities where they live. It is a great honor for HearPO to
be a preferred provider for such a highly regarded organization on behalf of
Many individuals who served in the armed forces are struggling with a
hearing loss, as a result of exposure to noise and other factors, notes
Fusco. "We aim to make it as easy and affordable as possible for them to
access high-quality, potentially life-changing hearing healthcare," she
The American Legion's Greg Roth, Director, Membership Support Services,
believes the new HearPO program will be welcomed by Legionnaires across the
country. "Damage to hearing has been a battlefield risk ever since the
invention of explosives and artillery," he says. "And it's not just older
members who are suffering. We're seeing significant hearing loss in service
members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, often due to roadside bombings
and firefights. The American Legion is committed to finding relief for
members of all ages, and HearPO will play a significant role in helping us
make it happen."
The HearPO package includes:*
* 40% discount on professional services
* Low-price guarantee on hearing aids offered through HearPO; includes
products from GN ReSound, Phonak, Rexton, Siemens, Sonic Innovations,
Starkey Laboratories, Unitron and Widex, and ranges from entry- level models
to newly released technology.
* Standard 3-year warranty on most hearing aids, covering: repairs, loss and
* 60-day trial period on all hearing aids with no restocking fee
* One year of free follow-up care
* Free two-year supply of batteries
Accessing the HearPO benefit consists of three main steps:
1. The beneficiary calls 1-888-689-6281 to select a local hearing healthcare
2. A representative explains the HearPO process and helps the individual
make an appointment.
3. A HearPO authorization packet is mailed to the beneficiary, activating
the hearing healthcare benefit.
For more information, visit www.hearpo.com, or call 1-888-689-6281.
About The American Legion
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as
a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the
nation's largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth
and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating
patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued
devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. Hundreds of local
American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community
at a time. The Legion raises millions of dollars in donations at the local,
state and national levels to help veterans and their families and to provide
college scholarship opportunities. The American Legion is a nonpartisan,
not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by
its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts
to Capitol Hill.
HearPO is the largest provider of hearing healthcare benefits in the
United States and is a division of Amplifon, the largest distributor of
hearing aids and hearing services in the world. In the U.S., HearPO provides
these products and services through a network of more than 2,700
credentialed clinics. HearPO was designed by audiologists to meet the
challenges of the changing healthcare marketplace. This design has grown to
include contracted services, not only with managed care organizations, but
also with employers, third-party administrators and government agencies.
HearPO is managed by hearing care professionals, with the goal of delivering
the highest level of quality care while remaining price competitive.
*Some restrictions and exclusions apply; visit www.hearpo.com for