Home visits from the hearing care professional in Freiburg
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Home visits from hearing care professionals: Hearing aid supply in Freiburg
With age, not only the eyes, but also the ears deteriorate, and many people need because of this hearing aids. According to statistics from the 'Statista' internet portal, there were around 5.4 million in 2021 hard of hearing in Germany, of which only 3.8 million wore hearing aids.
If mobility problems join the hearing loss, it can be complicated for the aging generation to have adequate hearing aid supply to obtain. Having to live without hearing aids despite having a hearing impairment is of course an important one restriction in everyday life represent.
If you or your loved ones are hard of hearing and limited mobility should be affected, this article will tell you how in Freiburg home visits from the hearing care professional organize and one for you apply for a suitable hearing aid be able.
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When are home visits by the hearing care professional useful?
Commercial law usually prohibits that hearing care professional offer their services via mobile home visits. However, there are exceptions, which are explained below.
Home visits for hearing aid fitting are only possible and sensible if the person concerned due to disability or lack of transportation can no longer go to the hearing care professional himself, and there are no relatives nearby who can take care of the necessary ones Visits for adequate hearing aid supply could take care of.
Many seniors in retirement home find themselves in such a difficult situation today. Are you yourself in need of care, not mobile, and maybe your children have moved further away for professional or private reasons and are therefore only rarely there? In such cases, Andreas Holz does hearing aids Home visits in Fribourg.
What costs should I expect?
if Home visits justified by reduced mobility or health reasons are usually no additional costs. the consultation and trying out the hearing aids are basically always free for the hearing impaired.
This is also the case when the hearing care professional comes home or to a retirement home. Just ask the hearing care professional in Freiburg before making an appointment. The others Services of the hearing care professional are usually paid for by the health insurance company via a statutory flat rate. Hearing aids, which fall under the so-called 'insurance models', are fully covered by health insurance in Germany.
Also at repairs and aftercare Incidentally, you are entitled to full cost coverage for cash register models. Co-payments are only required if the form and functions of the hearing aids go beyond the actual needs of the hearing-impaired person.
Good to know: hearing care professional are obliged to offer at least one hearing aid that is worn by health insurance at 100%!
What services are offered in Freiburg for home visits?
home visits include the same services that you can get when you visit a specialist shop.
These include, for example:
- hearing measurements
- hearing situation analysis
- auditory training
- Checking the hearing system
- hearing aid adjustments
- repair service
First aid with hearing aids in a retirement home
When a hard of hearing person one for the first time Hearing aid supply in nursing homes needed, the problem is not necessarily the Home visits by the hearing care professional. Because in the case of initial treatment with a hearing aid, the prerequisite for a subsidy from the health insurance company is a so-called 'hearing aid regulation'.
This is issued by an ear, nose and throat doctor, who thereby officially proves the hearing loss. However, since visits to a specialist at home or in a retirement home are becoming increasingly rare, the path to hearing aids fails for many single seniors due to the lack of a doctor Hearing Aid Ordinance, which enables access to the assumption of costs by the health insurance company.
It is therefore important that the relatives of hard-of-hearing seniors in a retirement home at least take care of the first visit to the specialist. After the Hearing Aid Ordinance has been issued, the health insurance company will assume the costs of providing hearing aids in the following steps:
Appointment for a first Home visit with the hearing care professional:
- Ask your health insurance company about contractual partners in Freiburg!
- Selection of one or more suitable hearing aids and issuance of cost estimates by the hearing care professional
- Application to the health insurance company for the desired hearing aid based on the hearing aid regulation and the associated cost estimate.
- Confirmation from the health insurance company with written confirmation: It is very important that you wait for the official confirmation from the health insurance company. This is the only way to ensure that your health insurance company actually pays the fixed amount for the model you want.
- Redeem the Hearing Aid Ordinance
Good to know: There is usually a prescription fee of EUR 10 when redeeming the hearing aid prescription!
No senior who is hard of hearing should be in Freiburg without hearing aid have to live with. Even people who are no longer mobile can count on the service of competent hearing care professionals. lead service providers free visits at home or in retirement homes through. The available budget also only plays a minor role when purchasing a hearing aid.
Because cash register models are financed by the health insurance company for 100%. It is particularly important for first aid that the person concerned has access to an ear, nose and throat doctor and thus a hearing aid prescription. Here the relatives or possibly the carers are asked.
When processing the application, it can only be an advantage if loved ones can lend a helping hand. Of course, the hearing care professional can also advise you on the subject of correspondence with health insurance companies as part of the provision of hearing aids.
So: Make a home visit with your hearing care professional Andreas Holz today.
(hearing acoustics master)