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The SBA provides a hearing aid benefit to their members and eligible dependents. This benefit is administered in-house by the SBA Health & Welfare Fund. Members must adhere to the SBA Fund GUIDELINES:

  • Initial medical evaluation and approval for a hearing aid must be performed by a Board Certified Otolaryngologist.
  • Member must submit a signed letter from their Otolaryngologist on official letterhead outlining the detailed diagnosis and need for hearing aid. Members must also submit all test results including all Audiometric tests.
  • Requesting member must provide a paid itemized bill that reflects the qualified product purchased.
  • The Hearing Aid Reimbursement Claim Form must be submitted within one year of the purchase date with all required documents.
  • All claims are subject to review for duplication, coordination of benefits, worker’s compensation etc. At no time will the fund reimburse more than 100% of a claim cost.
  • The benefit does not cover the exam, repairs, batteries, accessories, and service contracts.
  • The fund will reimburse for ear molds, for children only, in lieu of a new device, under the same two year guidelines.
  • Submit Reimbursement Claim form and all documents to:

S.B.A. Health and Welfare
Attn: Rosa
57 Leonard Street
New York, N.Y. 10013

Members can visit for a full description of the hearing aid benefit including frequency of claim submission and reimbursement amounts.

Please contact Rosa at the SBA Health & Welfare Fund at 212-343-5643, with any questions.