Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?

Will Medicare Cover My Hearing Aids?

Unfortunately, Medicare Part A and Part B do not cover additional services like dental, vision, or hearing services. Nor does Medicare pay for the costs of hearing aids.

However, Medicare can cover diagnostic testing if your doctor believes you suffered hearing loss due to a recent illness or injury.

As a result, Medicare supplements also do not cover hearing services and aids, since supplements can only pay for Medicare-approved expenses.

Medicare Advantage Can Cover Hearing Aids

Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) is an alternative to Original Medicare. Private insurance companies provide government-approved Medicare Advantage plans that are permitted to offer additional coverage like vision, dental and hearing benefits.

If you are currently enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B, you're allowed to switch to Medicare Advantage. Medicare Advantage would replace Part A and B, as well as whichever supplement plan you have.

Not every Medicare Advantage plan covers hearing aids, so it's best to check before making a significant health insurance change. On the upside, some Medicare Advantage plans offer a $0/month premium and include extra coverage like hearing.

Sometimes Medicaid Covers Hearing Aids

Depending on where you live, Medicaid might cover hearing aids. Check the Medicaid website to find out if your state's coverage includes hearing aids.

For Mild Hearing Loss, You May Not Need a Prescription

You can now buy hearing aids over-the-counter if you have mild hearing loss. Unfortunately, Medicare still does not cover it. However, if you have significant hearing loss, it's best to see an audiologist and receive a complete test and prescription.

AARDY Can Help

AARDY is the nation's fastest Medicare insurance marketplace. You can compare Medicare supplements and Medicare Advantage plans to find the one that best fits your needs.

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