Hearing Aid Program

At the Listen for Life Center, our audiologists provide comprehensive hearing evaluations and take the time to understand each person's needs and goals before recommending a specific type of hearing aid.

During your evaluation, your audiologist will discuss:

  • Communication problems you are experiencing
  • Styles of hearing aids available
  • Technology options that may be appropriate for you

Hearing Aid Fitting and Follow-up

Once you have received your hearing aids, your audiologist will adjust the devices and teach you how to use and take care of them. 

Follow-up appointments are scheduled to make sure your hearing aids are working properly and to see if any adjustments or modifications are necessary. Devices may be returned for a full refund during a 30-day trial period.

Dispensary Locations and Insurance

Hearing aid dispensaries are at three Virginia Mason locations: Downtown Seattle, Federal Way and Issaquah.

If you need to order new hearing aid batteries, call us at (206) 223-8802.

Medicare and Medicare supplements do not cover hearing aid costs. If you need assistance in determining whether your insurance covers hearing aids, please call (206) 223-8802.

If you do not have an insurance benefit for hearing aids, a minimum payment of 50 percent is required at the time your hearing aids are dispensed. A plan for the remainder of the balance can be arranged by calling (206) 223-6601.

More Information

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders offers comprehensive information on hearing aids.

The Listen for Life Center has access to many hearing aid manufacturing companies, including Phonak, Oticon and Widex.