Hearing Aids and Medicare

Congress barred Medicare coverage of hearing aids 50 years ago because “people thought hearing loss was just a normal part of aging,” said Dr. Cassel, one of the authors of a recent JAMA editorial on hearing health policies. “They didn’t see it as a disability or a medical problem.” – according to the New York Times.

A New York Times article explains why hearing aids are so expensive and how they could be less so.

I am often asked by clients about hearing aids and Medicare coverage. I have to tell them that Medicare doesn’t think hearing, eye glasses, and dental care are important to their health.

Here is a link to the article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/15/health/a-push-for-less-expensive-hearing-aids.html?ribbon-ad-idx=4&rref=collection/column/the-new-old-age&module=Ribbon&version=context&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=The%20New%20Old%20Age&pgtype=article

 

 

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