What can be done so that hearing devices are a covered benefit through Medicare and my health insurance plan?
Be an advocate for yourself by contacting your insurance plan or employer and ask them for coverage for hearing healthcare services. Regarding Medicare, request your local U.S. Congress person at, and U.S Senator to advocate for greater hearing healthcare coverage through various Federal programs like Medicare and for deeper income tax credits for purchases of hearing devices. Finally, request the Department of Health and Human Services who manage Medicare to provide coverage for hearing healthcare devices and services.
Is there currently legislation proposed to help with the cost of hearing devices?
Yes. A bill was introduced in 2013 to Congress named H.R.1317 — Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act 2013. Visit the Better Hearing Institute to learn about the bill and how to contact your Congress person to support the bill.
What organizations can I contact to learn more about hearing health care?
We serve the San Francisco Peninsula including the cities of: Foster City, San Mateo, Burlingame, Millbrae, San Bruno, South San Francisco, Daly City, Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, Belmont, San Carlos, and Redwood City.