A new bill in the House would add coverage for hearing aids to Medicare. A third of people age 65 to 74 have some level of hearing loss. Hearing aids can cost from $1,000 to $4,000 and more for a single device, and many users need a pair. In addition to making it easier to communicate, studies have shown the benefits of hearing aids to include reduced mental fatigue, decreased feelings of social isolation and depression, and improved memory.
Read the text of the bill here. If this issue is important to you, you may wish to contact your representatives in the House with your opinion. You can find contact information at http://fifthfreedom.org/findreps.
You can find local hearing loss resources at IndianaPop.org!
Thanks for your help, advocates!
Director of Communications
The Fifth Freedom Network