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Congress: It’s Time to Cover Hearing Care in Medicare

Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from hearing loss yet a small percentage have hearing aids.  Many simply can’t afford the high cost and Medicare does not cover hearing aids and related audiology services. 

Research shows even mild hearing loss can double the risk of dementia.  Untreated hearing loss also contributes to balance problems and falls, isolation, depression and a greater incidence of stress-related diseases like diabetes and heart disease.  Earlier this month, a Report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that hearing loss is a public health priority requiring national attention.

Legislation introduced by Representatives Debbie Dingell, Jim McDermott and Alan Grayson would close this gap in Medicare coverage. This legislation is vital to the health security of millions of Americans.

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