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Does Medicare cover hearing aids?

Thomas Goyne, AuD

Doctor of Audiology

04 May 2016 - 2.72K Views

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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