How Does Medicare Work with Hearing Aids?

By RetireMEDiQ

Does Original Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?

As a general rule, Original Medicare has limited hearing coverage. Hearing and balance exams are covered if you need to be treated for a medical condition. But Original Medicare will not cover routine hearing exams and will not pay toward hearing aids. However, there are other Medicare plan options that may offer additional coverage.

Read more about how Original Medicare covers hearing aids.

Hearing Coverage on Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage plans must cover benefits offered by Original Medicare but many also offer extra coverage. Some Medicare Advantage plans offer coverage on hearing exams and hearing aids. On plans that offer extra hearing coverage, you will usually pay a copay for the fitting exam and a copay for each hearing aid. Plans will typically pay up to a certain dollar amount toward the hearing aids each year.  You can find these details in your Summary of Benefits document.

If you would like to learn more about your plan’s hearing coverage, please contact us at 1-877-222-1942 or

Leave a Reply