Better Hearing Plan

Better Hearing Plan

Treasure Valley Hearing & Balance's Signature Employee Benefit Program

This exclusive service provides auditory care options for individuals and families. With a focus on exceptional technology, top-tier patient care and Idaho's premier auditory professionals, the Better Hearing Plan gives your loved ones access to a range of hearing care services.

More than 10% of full-time employees have a diagnosed hearing problem, and another 30% suspect that they have a problem but have not sought treatment, according to EPIC's Listen Hear! survey. And of those with suspected hearing loss, nearly all report that this hearing loss impacts them on the job, with complaints ranging from misunderstanding what is being said and feeling stressed to pretending to hear when they cannot and having trouble over the phone.

The Better Hearing Plan is an added-value employee benefit package at $0 cost to the employer and $0 cost to the employee. Employers can show their support for employees' overall health and wellness by providing access to hearing-benefit options covering preventative care and the medical treatment at affordable rates. By taking such action, employers can help their employees achieve a better quality of life, while preventing the health- and productivity-related consequences of untreated hearing loss.

Employers: Contact us today to make this part of your employee wellness plans. We can facilitate annual complimentary employee screenings with our without employee benefit fairs.

Giving you the options for a continuity of auditory care

When you take advantage of the Better Hearing Plan, you open yourself up to a number of services, including:

  • Complimentary annual hearing screenings
  • Flat fee for diagnostic hearing aid consultations
  • Treatment for tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • All insurances billed

But this is just the beginning. By creating a partnership with you we can manage your changing hearing needs over time.

Clients also have access to cutting-edge technology so you can stay up-to-date with audiological device trends. Make sure you take this opportunity to:

  • Get a $1000 hearing aid credit
  • Have access to state-of-the-art technology
  • Experience wireless and Bluetooth®
  • Many styles and sizes, including invisible hearing aids

This premier service also includes individualized support, such as:

  • Personalized treatment plans
  • Educational workshops
  • Onsite hearing assessments
  • Discounts on batteries and accessories
  • Up to a five-year enhanced warranty (on certain products)

Why is this benefit important to you at work?

Better hearing in the workplace can reduce stress, which can lead to fewer accidents, better concentration, better work, more productivity, and more potential income and advancement. A national Better Hearing Institute study found that people with untreated hearing loss lose as much as $30,000 in income annually, depending on their degree of hearing loss.

Family-friendly care

Hearing loss can happen at any age. That's why this program includes your entire family.

Employees: Call 208-549-6003 to make an initial appointment. Bring a family member (it is a family membership). They can help with the assessment process. Experience the unique care you receive at Treasure Valley Hearing & Balance.

Employers: Need benefit packets for your employees? Need someone to speak at an employee event to give an overview of the Better Hearing Plan and its benefits? Contact Susan Elcox,, 208-229-3319.