Q&A: Does anyone know if Medicare covers hearing aids?

Question by Coach D.: Does anyone know if Medicare covers hearing aids?
My elderly mother has a hard time hearing. She is eligible for Medicare, but does not have any other insurance. Can she get a hearing aid(s) from Medicare?

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Answer by ChitChatBrat
yes

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8 Responses to “Q&A: Does anyone know if Medicare covers hearing aids?”

  1. Drew says:

    Yes, hearing aids are covered by Medicare

  2. Matt L says:

    No.

    The insurance guys play the game of “Law of averages” where they always win.

    They have disclaimers for all these factors,

  3. Kari says:

    Medicare should pay for at least one aid. If she needs another, it will probably have to be purchased out of pocket. I hope cost isn’t too much of an issue, because hearing aids can dramatically improve a person’s outlook. My grandfather just got two new digital aids, and he’s much more talkative and upbeat than he used to be!

  4. Susan S says:

    No they dont.

  5. hurricane_0_8 says:

    Too many conflicting answers here. Ask Medicare.
    Best wishes.

  6. ZCT says:

    I’ve never seen Medicare cover hearing aids.

  7. Fuhghettaboutit says:

    Actually, no Medicare doesn’t cover hearing aids. But there are a lot of places that will go based on her income. Check into an Office of Aging where you live.

  8. melloyellolab2000 says:

    NO! Hearing aids are not covered by Medicare. Medicare will cover the cost of the diagnostic evaluation if referred by a physician, but they do not have any coverage for hearing instruments. Some states have Medicaid coverage for hearing aids, however, Florida (where I live) does not cover hearing aids for adults who are Medicaid recipients. There are some organizations that help the indigent by providing hearing aids at no or low costs. Check out your Local Lions Club organization and they may have a program. The Starkey FUND also has some coverages based on financial needs. If the patient is a church member the church may be able to help too. I have seen some churches pool together some funds for their members.

    I hope that helps.


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