Are hearing aids covered by my plan?

Who is this for?

Learn more about the dental, vision and hearing benefits with your Medicare plan.

If you’re shopping for a Medicare plan or need to find out if your current plan covers hearing aids and fitting exams, this information is for you.

Whether your hearing aids and fitting exams are covered depends on what kind of Medicare plan you have.

  • Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) is run by the U.S. government. It doesn't cover hearing aids or fitting exams. You'll pay for them out of your own pocket with Original Medicare.
  • Private health insurance companies offer Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans that include everything Original Medicare offers, plus extra benefits. They may include hearing aids and fitting exams, depending on what type of Medicare Advantage plan you have.

BCN AdvantageSM

Our HMO and HMO-POS plans don't cover routine hearing exams, hearing aid fittings or hearing aids. With most plans, you may buy an optional supplemental plan that covers all these services, plus dental and vision benefits. Learn more about how to get extra dental, vision and hearing coverage in our Help Center.

Medicare Plus BlueSM

Our PPO Assure, PPO Signature and PPO Vitality plans cover hearing aids and fitting exams every three years. Our PPO Essential plan doesn't include hearing aids or fitting exams.

You may pay part of the cost for your hearing aid benefits. Check your plan’s Summary of Benefits for more details.