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Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?

Understanding and knowing the details of Medicare and what it covers can be downright confusing and this is why a common question we get at the site is, "Does Medicare pay for hearing aids?" The federal health insurance program covers people who are 65 or older, as well as some younger individuals with disabilities or severe diseases. However, Medicare does not cover all costs of medical services, which is where the rules can get tricky.

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Bluetooth Technology in Hearing Aids

Hearing aids of the past often limited the wearer’s access to many personal audio devices such as mobile phones and music players. For example, in order to use a music player while jogging, the hearing aid wearer had to remove his hearing aids to accommodate a pair of earbuds. However, today’s wireless hearing aids make it possible for the hearing impaired individual to connect with personal electronic devices and stream signals directly to the hearing aid through the use of Bluetooth.

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Hearing Aid Batteries

Once you’ve purchased your hearing aids, there are generally a few accessories that are necessary to keep them operating properly and in the best condition. In addition to a case to carry them in and general tools to help keep them clean, batteries are an essential purchase for every hearing aid wearer. Hearing aid batteries are not a one-size fits all, however. There are different things an individual must know when purchasing hearing device batteries.

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Insurance and Financial Assistance

If you're in the market for hearing aids, you will soon discover that they are rarely covered by medical insurance or Medicare. There are many avenues for financial assistance with the purchase of hearing aids but the opportunities can vary according to the individual.

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Hearing Aid Repairs

Inside every hearing aid is a small computer chip.  This chip contains all of the information the hearing professional has programmed into the hearing aid to customize it to your hearing loss.  That being said, it is imperative that you keep your hearing aid safe, clean and dry.

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Why you shouldn't clean your ears with a cotton swab

It is important to remember that you should not be sticking any item into your ear.  Items  include:  

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Hearing Aid Cleaning

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How Bad Are iPods for Your Hearing?

Hearing loss is more common than ever before.

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Smoking Linked to Hearing Loss

Approximately 42.1 million adults in the US smoke cigarettes, and more than 16 million Americans suffer a disease caused by the habit, such as heart or lung disease. Now, new research from the University of Manchester in the UK finds that smoking and passive smoking may also increase the risk of hearing loss. The research team, led by Dr. Piers Dawes of the Centre for Human Communication and Deafness at the university, recently published their findings in the Journal of the Association for...

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10 Reasons Men Should Have Their Hearing Tested

As a reminder to men that that there are simple things they can do to protect their hearing. Listening to smartphones and MP3 players only at a low volume, and wearing earplugs in noisy environments—like sporting events, clubs, concerts, or when using power tools and riding motorcycles—are examples.

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