Only Five States Require Insurers to cover Hearing Aids

As of January 1, 2020 Maine became the fifth state to require private health insurers to cover hearing aids.Of the total Maine population of 1,340,000 as of January 2020, about 173,000 had impaired hearing as of 2014. BTW, we personally lost one of our Widex hearing aids in June 2019, and it cost us $600 to replace it. Interestingly, Widex has a “find my hearing aid” capability in its app. We weren’t initially aware of that capability (which has a very fine geographic  resolution, and by the time we used it the hearing aid had been destroyed or moved to an inaccessible location.

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