Are you like many people who need a hearing aid, but have just found out the device you wanted is not covered by health insurance or Medicaid? It can be very frustrating, as people who really need these devices cannot afford to pay for them if they live on a fixed income.

 

Unfortunately, only 19 states require health insurance to cover hearing aids, but unfortunately, most of the coverage is for children. For the rest of the population, the reason they are not covered is because they are considered an elective medical device - not a necessity.

Fortunately, insurance isn’t the only financial option for hearing aids. Visit the Healthy Hearing Financial Assistance page for additional information. For questions about hearing aids and hearing tests, contact Universal Hearing Center at  818.345.3200 in Tarzana, California.