Does Medicare cover hearing aids?


Quick Answer

Medicare does not cover hearing aids. This insurance also does not cover hearing aid fitting appointments or routine hearing checkups, although it does cover diagnostic exams if they are ordered by a doctor, according to Medicare.gov.

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Does Medicare cover hearing aids?
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In some cases, Medicaid covers hearing aids, according to AARP. Other federal options for paying for or supplementing the cost of hearing aids include veteran benefits, federal employee assistance and some insurance options under the Affordable Care Act. Private insurance sometimes covers hearing aids, but this is only required in three states. AARP may also be able to reduce the cost, notes the organization in a note about discounts.

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