Hearing Health and Technology -- Workshop, Project No. P171200 #00002

Submission Number:
00002
Commenter:
Lindsay McRae
State:
Alabama
Initiative Name:
Hearing Health and Technology -- Workshop, Project No. P171200
I am a hearing aide user. The cost and upkeep is very expensive. I have moderate to severe hearing loss due to genetics. I am not deaf and do not need sign language bit I am hard of hearing. I require hearing aides to lead a normal day to day life. I do not understand why these devices are not required to be covered in major insurance plans the same as glasses. I have to pay 100% out of pocket every 3 to 5 years for devices. I feel that the government should require hearing aids to be part of or adjunctive to health insurance plans the same as dental and vision.