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Does Medicare cover hearing aids? (Cont.)

Initial Enrollment Period – If you’re new to Medicare, your first opportunity to join a Medicare Advantage plan with coverage for hearing aids will be your Initial Enrollment Period. This enrollment period is unique to you. It starts three full months before the month you turn age 65. The enrollment period covers your entire birth month and spans three more full months after that, for a total of seven full months.

Special Enrollment Periods – These enrollment periods are offered in response to special circumstances that aren’t typically widely available. You may qualify for a special enrollment period if you move to a location where your current plan isn’t available, you miss an annual enrollment period due to a natural disaster, you’re transition to or from a long-term care facility, or you’re facing one of the other special circumstances that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recognizes.

Other Options for Paying for Hearing Care

If you’re still trying to work hearing aids into your budget after accounting for Medicare’s help, there are several other options you could turn to for help securing them:

Medicaid – check with your state’s Medicaid program to find out if it offers coverage for hearing aid. Coverage varies by state and isn’t required at the federal level.

Veterans’ programs – if you served in the military, check out the veteran’s program to find out if they can assist you with hearing aids. You may also find that some suppliers of hearing aids offer special discounts to veterans.

Local non-profits – search your local non-profits to find programs that could help pay for your hearing aid. Some non-profits specialize in helping people find reconditioned hearing aid or offer funds to subsidize the costs of hearing devices.

Health financing – consider buying them with credit. A medical credit could offer you the flexibility needed to fit a great set of hearing aids into your monthly budget, without breaking your budget.

More Help with Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans

Need assistance finding and enrolling in a Medicare plan with hearing coverage? Our licensed insurance agents are available to help you by phone and chat. They can review plans from a number of top carriers to find the ones with the benefits you want most, as well as checking for your doctors and prescriptions. Call 1-800-991-4407 / TTY 711 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET) to start your no-cost consultation.