Competitive Prices

Insurance Coverage:

We currently accept: Medicare, Aetna, BlueCross & BlueShield, Humana, and UnitedHealthcare PPO plans.

  • PPO’s do not require doctors’ referrals.
  • For Medicare coverage, a patient must have a referral from a physician such as a primary care doctor. Referrals can be faxed to our office prior to your appointment. Our fax number is 312.643.0597.
  • Medicare does not cover hearing aids, or hearing aid related services such as hearing aid programming, hearing aid follow-up visits, hearing aid repairs.

Professional expertise, services, and prices

Expertise: Dr. Ullauri is a Doctor of Audiology, certified by the American Board of Audiology, with 20 years of experience in the diagnosis and management of pediatric and adult hearing losses. She is certified by the American Board of Audiology in cochlear implants. Dr. Ullauri’s extensive training and experience has helped thousands of patients achieve better hearing.

Services: At Chicago Hearing Care, we practice evidence-based healthcare. We follow clinical protocols and adhere to clinical guidelines to assess hearing loss and tinnitus, fit prescription hearing aids and tinnitus devices, assess cochlear implant candidates, and monitor patients’ outcomes over time.

Prices: Chicago Hearing Care is an independent clinic. We are not owned by buying groups or manufacturers. At Chicago hearing Care, we are in the business of helping people hear better so they can communicate effectively.

Three things you should know about costs:

  1. Depending on your main concern, multiple tests may be needed to determine the underlying cause and the possible options for treatment or management. Some might not be covered by your insurance plan.
  2. At the time of your appointment, you will be responsible for any co-pays, co-insurance, deductible, or non-covered services. Please be aware that despite our best efforts to estimate the cost to you, we do not really know your full coverage until we submit your claim, and the claim is processed.
    1. Charges do not equal reimbursement, insurance contract rates apply for covered services
  3. If you are uninsured, self-pay, or out of network, you can request prior to your appointment a Good Faith Estimate for the cost of our services based on your main concern.

Please find below the charges for the most common procedures we perform

 

Service

Charge

Comment

Cerumen removal

$125.00This is a self-pay service. However, if you would like to have this service covered by your insurance you can visit a physician’s office.
Audiometry$75.00

Hearing sensitivity test

Tympanometry$40.00

Middle ear test

Otoacoustic emissions$75.00

Inner ear test

Evaluation/management$85.00

Not covered by Medicare, UHC, Aetna or Humana

Tinnitus assessment$75.00

Tinnitus frequency and loudness match

Cochlear Implant Assessment$145.00In addition to the cochlear implant assessment charge, an Evaluation/Management charge will be added.
Cochlear Implant Mapping$150.00

Programming of the device

Cochlear Implant troubleshooting$85.00

Not covered by insurance plans

Roger devices trouble shooting

$75.00Not covered by insurance plans

Hearing Aid Programming

(Outside the 30 day trial period)

$75 - $125Not covered by Medicare.
Earmold for hearing aid (per unit)$125.00

Not covered by Medicare.

Dispensing fees for new devices$400 - $1100

Fees depend on the type of hearing technology

Not covered by Medicare

Prescription Hearing Aid Devices (per device)

Prices may range between:

$750 - $3500

This is a range of possible prices per unit depending on technology levels and brands.

Not covered by Medicare.

Private insurance may cover depending on the benefits detailed in the patient’s plan