Does Medicare cover hearing aids?

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Thomas Goyne, AuD - Doctor of Audiology in Wayne
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As of March, 2016, Medicare does not cover hearing aids, nor does Medicare cover hearing tests done solely for the purposes of hearing aid selection and programming. However, Medicare does reimburse for hearing evaluations performed for medical purposes.

While Medicare does not cover hearing aids, there are some secondary coverage plans for individuals over the age of 65 that do in fact cover hearing aids partially, in full, or, offer discounts on hearing aids.

Many hearing health professionals will assist you in determining what hearing aid benefits you are eligible for and how to best work within your budget while finding the best hearing solution for your needs.

Medicare’s official explanation of coverage for hearing tests and hearing aids can be found here

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Member Evan Bernstein - 3 months ago
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Unfortunately, they do not. We Audiologists have fought to try to pass a bill in the Senate, to have some coverage. We have be unsuccessful and I recommend you write your local senator and ask them to approve this bill.

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