Designed to help millions of Americans ages 50-plus who have hearing loss, the AARP Hearing Care program, provided by HearUSA, West Palm Beach, Fla, was just introduced in several states as part of a nationwide rollout.

Residents in New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Massachusetts, and Michigan are among the millions of 50-plus Americans nationwide who will receive access to the Hearing Care Program exclusively for AARP members.

"The program features more affordable, state-of-the-art digital hearing aids that are also smaller, smarter, and more comfortable than ever before," said Stephen Hansbrough, CEO and chairman of HearUSA, in a statement.

Hansbrough added that the program offers uniform pricing and extended warranties on hearing aids and related products; thorough testing and evaluation; and best practices hearing rehabilitation (acclimation guidance and support) that exceed industry standards.

The company anticipates that, by 2011, the HearUSA nationwide network of approximately 5,000 credentialed hearing care providers will be available to AARP members in all 50 states and the US territories. Earlier the program was offered to people in Florida and New Jersey.

For a detailed description of the HearUSA hearing care program for AARP members, visit:

HearUSA Inc provides hearing care through the HearUSA Hearing Care Network of 1,900 affiliated audiologists in 49 states and in more than 190 company-owned hearing care centers. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50-plus. AARP Services Inc is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP’s almost 40 million members.

[Source: HearUSA]