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Does Medicare cover hearing aids?

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Thomas Goyne, AuD
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... Read more

My mother uses hearing aids that are 14 years old. She is having difficulty hearing, but is covered under Medicare. Are there any programs that could help her afford a new pair of hearing aids?

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Julie Norin, AuD
Depending on her household income, she may qualify for Starkey's Hear Now program. She can contact the program directly to obtain an application at 1-800-648-4327, or she can call them and ask for a referral to a local provider who would help facilitate the application and provide testing, dispensing, and follow up care. Another option would be to seek... Read more