"With my hearing loss in the mid-to-severe zone, I need some really high-quality aids...[now] I have a top-of-the-line pair that is equipped with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. My insurance couldn't compete with Union Plus.
Hector Heredia has been an Iron Workers member for more than 40 years, most recently with Chicago's Local 63. These days, he makes sure all the automatic doors at Chicago O’Hare International Airport are running smoothly. Previously, he worked with power tools on steel structures.
"When I came up, there wasn't always hearing protection," he says. "Over time, I began losing my hearing."
Seven years ago, Heredia turned to hearing aids. His first set was okay, but he didn't like the warranty on them. A dedicated user of Union Plus programs, he discovered the Union Plus Hearing Care Program.
The Union Plus Hearing Program is free to access for union members and their families, which can even include the parents and grandparents of union members. Beneficiaries receive a free hearing exam and can get hearing aids and other treatments for more than 40% off, all offered through program partner Your Hearing Network.
"With my hearing loss in the mid- to severe zone, I need some really high-quality aids," says Heredia. "I have a top-of-the-line pair that is equipped with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. My insurance couldn't compete with Union Plus. I loved my doctors."
Heredia has many friends from his local with hearing loss and has become a vocal advocate. "I recommend them to anyone I see who can’t hear me," he says. "Union Plus has made it easy for us as union members. I love all of their programs, but this one is especially helpful and personal." He adds, "I told my wife she had to get a pair. We’re both very pleased."
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