Yes, Medicare does cover hearing aids in some circumstances, but the coverage is limited.
Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) does not cover hearing aids or routine hearing exams. However, Medicare Part B may cover diagnostic hearing exams if a doctor orders the test to determine if a patient has a medical condition that requires treatment.
Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans may offer additional benefits, including coverage for hearing aids and exams, depending on the plan. It’s important to check with your specific plan to see what benefits are offered.
Additionally, some states may offer additional coverage for hearing aids through Medicaid or other state-run programs. Again, it’s important to check with your specific state to see what benefits are available.