Does Medicaid or insurance cover hearing aids?

At Premier Hearing Center, we accept many types of insurance for hearing aids and other hearing loss diagnostic services. Insurance policies generally do not cover the full cost of a hearing device, but coverage varies depending on each individual’s insurance policy. If your policy will not pay for your device, there are still options available that can make your device affordable.There are many available financing options for your new hearing aids

Financing Options for Your New Hearing Aid

Many patients are wary of the costs associated with purchasing a new hearing aid device. In order to avoid “sticker shock” when searching for the right hearing aid for you, you should know that there are many different ways to offset the costs of a hearing device.

If your insurance does not cover all of your new device, you may wish to consider:

  • Medicaid for children. Medicare will pay for many costs of hearing loss diagnosis and treatment in children under age 21. Eligible children can have their hearing aids paid for under Medicaid’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) program. Parents can also receive benefits for children with hearing loss through state programs, including State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
  • Medicare for adults. While Medicare will not cover the cost of an adult patient’s hearing aids, it will cover diagnostic evaluations if they are ordered by a physician. Medicare may also cover bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHA), since these devices are surgically implanted and are considered to be prosthetics.
  • Payment plans. In our offices, many patients choose to use a credit card to pay for their devices up front, paying the device off month by month. We also offer financing through CareCredit, and can create custom payment plans for patients to pay for their hearing aids while experiencing the full benefit of their devices.

At Premier Hearing Center, our hearing care specialists want to make sure our patients receive the best device within their budget. That is why we offer a free hearing aid trial that allows patients to see how the device will work in their own homes to become part of their everyday lives. Call or visit our offices to take one of our high-end hearing aids for a test drive today!