Bridlewood Members Get Discounted Hearing Aids


Hearing loss is one of the most chronic conditions in seniors in the US. It affects more than nine million Americans between the ages of 45 and 64. Three out of five seniors, and 6 out of 7 middle-aged Americans with hearing loss, do not use hearing aids. There are many reasons people will not get tested or wear hearing aids: denial that there is a problem, vanity, and ex-pense are just a few.

In a recent John Hopkins study, it was determined that if a person has mild hearing loss they have 2 times the risk of developing dementia. With moderate hearing loss that risk rises to 3 times, and with severe hearing loss they have 5 times the risk!

The average hearing aid costs $2,000 per device, or $4,000 a pair. This is most often the main reason people will not get them. Because Bridlewood is concerned with all aspects of our client’s health, we have negotiated with a terrific local audiologist to bring special pricing and service to our members. Dr. Ken Podlenski is a doctor of audiology (AuD), with over 20 years serving the San Diego area. His pricing includes the hearing aid devices, follow-up visits for fine-tuning, hearing tests and walk-in services for 3 years (at no additional cost).

The “Bridlewood Prices” are as follows:

* Behind the Ear Hearing Aids—$799/device or $1,598/set.
* Power Hearing Aids—$879/device or $1,758/set.
* Custom Hearing Aids—$999/device or $1,998/set.

If you have an interest in learning more about the hearing aids, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call Dr. Ken Podlenski at (858) 674-1910. They are located in the Carmel Mountain Ranch area at: 12396 World Trade Drive, Suite 205.

And be sure to tell him you are a Bridlewood Member!

New Benefits for 2017

New Over-The-Counter Benefit

durgs-bridlewood-newsletter-1-17Your new UnitedHealthcare Sharp and Plan 4 health plans now offer the Over-The-Counter Essentials that allows you to purchase health and wellness products from their website or a catalog that will be mailed to you in January.

Each quarter, you will receive $50 in Benefit Credits to purchase health and wellness products. All orders are shipped right to you at no extra cost for shipping, handling and taxes. If you use more Benefits Credits than you have available, please include a check or money order for the difference or you may experience a delay in shipment.

Benefit Credits expire at the end of each quarter and cannot be redeemed for cash. You cannot apply future credits to your order and each order must total at least $30 in Benefit Credits. Only products in the catalog are covered under this benefit and may only be used by the plan member.

How to Order by Computer: Go to

1. Click on Register and enter your information. When it asks for member ID, enter the 7 digit member ID from your UHC card. Don’t enter the –01

How to Order by Mail:

You will be sent a catalog in early January. Mail the completed order form in the postage-paid envelope. Mail orders must be postmarked by the last day of each quarter.

Questions ?

You can call Firstline Medical customer service at 1-877-795-4521 or call Bridlewood at 858-753-1920