Improving Medicare's Inadequate Hearing Policy

Right now, a Medicare beneficiary faces the sad paradox of being able to see an audiologist to be diagnosed with hearing loss but not to receive hearing aids or any related treatment services. With the current 2022 budget negotiations around Medicare expansion underway, Congress has the rare opportunity to advance common-sense and fiscally-sustainable Medicare benefits that directly help seniors with hearing loss.   Millions of Americans with hearing loss hope Congress listens.


Read Cochlear Center opinion pieces, media coverage and policy briefs on Medicare expansion for hearing care and hearing aids, including a new graphic editorial.

Opinion Pieces and Media Coverage:

Policy Briefs:


Graphic Narrative - "What do you mean Medicare Doesn't Cover Hearing Aids?"

Illustrator: Ian Sampson

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Distributed in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Hearing Loss Association of America, and the Gerontological Society of America. Thank you!