I’m Going Deaf - Will my Insurance cover a hearing aid?

Answer: Maybe

Most Health insurance firms have largely refused to cover hearing aids. While it is understandable that they would deny coverage for older adults on the basis that too many people would want or need them, what about children? As the cost of hearing aids continues to escalate, more parents and individuals are challenging insurance companies and pressing for this type of coverage to be included.

Furthermore, there is scarce advice available on the internet as to how to get insurance companies to pay for hearing aids. One site, Listenup, lists the  states with legislation or bills to address hearing aid coverage, links to advice for battling insurance companies over hearing aid coverage, and also names of insurance companies that have in the past paid for hearing aids.  So do your research carefully and make sure you get any verbal commitments in writing .


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