A major question we often receive at Connect Hearing is whether Medicare or Medicaid will help pay for their hearing aids or cover the cost entirely. The answer may depend on your specific plan. Sifting through Medicare or Medicaid benefits can be tough, so we’ve broken down what you need to know about different coverage options.
Medicare & Hearing Aids
According to the 2015 guide to Medicare benefits, Medicare does not cover hearing aids. However, it does cover hearing exams when ordered by your doctor.
However, Medicare Part C, the separate Medicare Advantage plans provided by private insurance companies, may provide additional coverage for hearing aids.
Medicaid & Hearing Aids
Medicaid coverage of hearing aids for adults in the US varies by state. The good news is, more than half of the states provide some coverage for hearing aids, or cover other services like hearing tests and exams, hearing aid repairs and replacements, and other items such as batteries and accessories.
To see what kind of coverage you are eligible for where you live, The Hearing Loss Association of America has put together this helpful list of coverage by state.
We’re Dedicated to Making Hearing Aids Affordable
We never want a patient to be denied the chance of healthy hearing due to a lack of coverage or funds. Our compassionate Hearing Care Professionals will work with you to find an affordable solution for your needs. We also offer a variety of options for financing hearing aids to help you afford the hearing care you need.
Call us at 1-888-426-6632 to learn more.