Opinion: The FDA got it right with hearing aids. Updating Medicare coverage is next

“You would really benefit from hearing aids, but they aren’t covered by Medicare and cost around $4,000.”

We’ve each said this phrase countless times to patients with hearing loss and are prepared for the reaction that invariably follows: an expression of bewilderment about why a pair of hearing aids may have to be their third largest material purchase in life, after a house and car.

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