Hearing Care by Gina Bulletin
Federal Employee Program & Retirees
Federal Government Employees: Your FEP plan pays for your hearing aids! (and for family members too.)
The Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Federal Employee Program typically covers hearing evaluations and essential hearing aids under the program for U.S. federal government employees and immediate family members. Final determination of benefits is made by Blue Cross Blue Shield and we check benefits to confirm coverage prior to ordering.
Hearing Care by Gina is an in-network provider with BCBS PPO plans.
Schedule a hearing evaluation appointment for hearing aids.
Plan benefits are available to BCBS members in the Continental United States.
Plan pays for essential hearing aids, you can pay to upgrade to hearing aids that support Bluetooth, Speech language translation, fall detection, health tracking and other popular features.
3 year warranty, supplies and services package and deductible for 1-time Loss or Damage each.
45-Day Trial period in Minnesota. (Varies based on state services are rendered.)
Medicare: To Be, or Not to Be a Benefit
A common question we get when people are looking to schedule an hearing appointment is, does Medicare cover it? The answer is a resounding NO. Usually the coverage for hearing, vision and dental falls to your supplemental insurance policy. However, they are not required to offer benefits. If they do, what are they? How do you find out? The best thing you can do is speak with a professional who knows what they are looking for. Call your insurance provider and check on specific services. If they don't offer it, do they work with someone who does (like TruHearing, a third-party hearing aid supplier). Follow the link to learn more, or don't wait and call us today to get your questions answered.
Revive Relay for Life 3k/5k and Giveaway Fundraiser 2021
Click image for link to Relay for Life page to donate and enter your name for the drawing and/or the 3k/5k event on May 8th, 2021 @ 8:30am.
New Year, New Deals!
Look out for our new mailers! They come with a gift attached, to help incentivize you to finally do something about your hearing loss. (Just don't forget to bring the card with you to get the discount.) The first step is often the hardest, so bring a loved one to help you get through it.
Retrain Your Brain
Congratulations on taking the next step to better hearing. Good communication effects everything. The National Council on Aging reports that hearing loss negatively impacts quality of life, personal relationships, communication ability, and it can cause depression. Although no hearing aid can restore your hearing to 100% normal, they have evolved over the years and are quite amazing tiny devices.
*Click the picture for a link to the Starkey website and read about 4 important steps to get the most out of your hearing aids.
Hearing Losses Affect on Mental Health
Can hearing loss affect mental health?
Hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) can increase one's risk of developing mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and dementia, and can trigger episodes of extreme anger and suicidal ideation.
*Click the picture for a link to the Hearing Health Foundation and their article.
Let's get back to living...
Get back in the conversation. Call us for an appointment today!
IN HONOR OF MEMORIAL DAY
-Honor Their Sacrifice-
WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO DO
WITH YOUR ONE
Our Facebook Painting Giveaway March-April 2020
Our winner of the March/April 2020 Facebook Giveaway is Lee Calabrese. Thank you Lee for participating and to all of our new followers. Keep a look out for future giveaways! We plan to do 3-4 per year. :) Take care of yourselves and hopefully things will get back to normal sooner than later. Want/need an appointment for a hearing test? Need your aids checked/ or new aids? Give us a call! 320-321-1551
*UPDATE* HCbG COVID-19 RESPONSE
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, WE ARE CHANGING UP OUR OPERATIONS TO BETTER SERVE YOU.
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU 2020 GIVEAWAY
Get back in the conversation.
Bringing peace of mind and creating happiness one person at a time.
Hearing loss can be tormenting. Admitting there is a problem is the first step. We want to help.
One lucky member of the community has the chance to win a set of top of the line hearing aids, or aid, as needed.
All you must do is:
1. Download, print and or pick up a submission form online or at the office. If you call we can send one out.
2. Return via mail, email or fax.
3. Repeat for every friend, family member or loved one who has a need.
**A test will need to be performed to prove there is a need for hearing aids. If you have an audiogram, you can include it with the form.
We will be holding the drawing on January 31st, end of day.
2.3.2020 -- *UPDATE* -- CONGRATS TO SALLY PETERSON! BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!
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DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?
Our goal is to provide better hearing for better living, so we asked you what sounds you would miss most if you had hearing loss or didn’t have your hearing aids.
Here is some of what you said:
~“The jokes my grandchildren tell me!” -Teri
~~“That sound of a fish flopping on the dock.” – Tom
~~~“My son’s voice. I already have difficulty hearing with my aids broken. But at least I can hear his voice still, till further notice. That is all that matters. To be there for him and still hear a whisper in my ears of his voice.” – Melissa
~~~~“I would miss being included. People treat you like you are not there because you can’t participate.” —Lana
~~~~~“I miss talking on the phone with clarity, other than that I’m good not to be able to hear everything I always said out of all the senses I would rather lose my hearing than my sight.” — Ben
~~~~“I would miss the voices of my husband, family, friends, my animals, and music. Too much to list just one thing.” —Michelle
~~~“Ocean waves crashing on the beach…I love the sounds of water moving.” – Tabby
~~“Music!” – Dallas
Ask yourself this. What are you missing? Give yourself the gift HEARING this Christmas. It's the gift that keeps on giving.
OUR HOLIDAY HOURS
WE WISH YOU BLESSED HOLIDAYS AND SAFE TRAVELS!
Closed for these Holidays:
Thanksgiving- Nov. 28th-29th, 2019.
Christmas- Dec. 24th-25th, 2019.
New Years- Dec. 31st-Jan. 1st, 2020
THANK A VETERAN DAY!
SAY THANKS TO A VETERAN TODAY!
TURKEY SPECIAL NOVEMBER 2019
COME SEE US THIS NOVEMBER FOR A BASELINE HEARING TEST AND GET A FREE TURKEY FROM BILL'S SUPERMARKET.
Gift certificate for 2 to #ChanhassenDinnerTheater
You can choose what you want to see and when you want to see it. Follow the directions for your chance to win! (Prize valued at $175.)💰1. Like and follow our Facebook page, Hearing Care by Gina.✅2. Share the post.✅3. Comment about your last experience at Chanhassen.✅4. Bonus entry❤️-- Review us on our Facebook or Google page.✅⭐️Make sure you do all 3 to be eligible for the drawing. The giveaway ends October 31st, 2019. Best of luck!🍀 WINNER: ANNOUNCED ON FACEBOOK.
"Like" Us on Facebook Deal
"LIKE" us on Facebook and you can get 5% off the purchase of one hearing aid, a set of hearing aids and/or a new accessory. Good for a one time use until the end of August 30th, 2019, in honor of our 1 year anniversary. . ***Can not be combined with insurance or other offers.***
CLICK THE PICTURE AND FOLLOW THE LINK IF YOU HAVE A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT.
IF YOU DON'T HAVE ONE, YOU WILL HAVE TO MAKE A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT.
Where's Gina? At the MN State Fair!
Gina is at the State Fair today! Spreading the good word of hearing care and baseline testing. Call us today for your baseline hearing test @ 320-321-1551!
Hearing test or hairy chest?
Okay ladies and gents, if you have ever thought your spouse/partner could use a hearing test, now is the time! Come get a baseline hearing exam. Call us today 320-321-1551!
WINNER OF FIESTA CITY SPEEDWAY PASSES
Proud to announce our winner for the Fiesta City Speedway Ticket Giveaway. Thank you Michelle Giese for participating!
“Like” Us and/or Review Us on Facebook this month for an additional discount on new hearing aids!
How to Find Your Zen with Tinnitus from Widex
Come see us about our Tinnitus solutions from Widex! Well known for their products, Zen is their new Tinnitus program. We just might have what you have been waiting for!
*NEW* PHONAK AUDEO MARVEL
Come in and try out the latest in technology from Phonak. The Marvel series! That's right, they say it's a SUPER breed of hearing aid. Come take it for a spin in our FREE two-week trial. Call 320-321-1551 and set up an appointment today!
May is Better Hearing And Speech Month!
May is just around the corner, and with that comes Better Hearing and Speech Month! Mark the dates on your calendar, if you have been thinking about taking action against your hearing loss! EDUCATE YOURSELF!
Come see us May 13th-17th, 2019, for FREE donuts, coffee and conversation. We will talk about hearing loss and its effect on communication and you, and your loved ones, quality of life. Don't waste another second. Call us for an appointment today!
Personalized Hearing Protection (Custom Earplugs)
Our new ad, coming out soon on custom ear protection, a.k.a. Personalized Hearing Protection, are just as, if not more, effective for the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss as are disposable earplugs.
Just as hearing loss is known as the invisible disability, sound is known as the invisible threat. Without even being cognizant of it, the sounds we expose ourselves to might be causing permanent hearing loss that grows irreversibly over the years.
Read more at... https://www.advantagehearingonline.com/choose-custom-molde…/
We are TruHearing Providers!
As of last week, we have officially joined the TruHearing network. They are a third-party source that you can get hearing aids from at discounted prices, usually through your insurance provider. If you have any questions give us a call or call your insurance provider. You can also call TruHearing and they can check your insurance for you and put you in contact with us for an appointment. Best of luck!
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