Does Medicare cover hearing aids?

Does Medicare cover hearing aids?

“You pay 100% for hearing aids and exams.”

In most cases, Medicare doesn’t cover hearing aids or exams for fitting hearing aids.

Medicare will cover the cost of your hearing tests only if a PCP (Primary Care Physician) referral is provided to the audiologist. This leaves thousands of people in our Service Area unable to afford hearing aids, since many are on a fixed income and don’t have Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) or other secondary insurance, or have high co-pays or deductibles.

Medi-Cal covers the expense of hearing aids up to $1,510 per person per fiscal year. Hearing aids can be expensive. The average cost is approximately $4,000 for a pair, leaving many people suffering from hearing loss and unable to pay for the solution. This is a significant health and financial issue for people whose lives could be changed for the better with hearing aids.

Only 3 out of 4 people who can benefit from hearing aids are able to get hearing aids that would significantly change their quality of life and this is due, mostly due to cost.   If you don’t have the insurance coverage to make hearing aids affordable and live in the LSH CA Service Area, we may be able to help.

To find out if you qualify go to How Do I Qualify or call us at 800-647-6638.

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