Original Medicare will not cover hearing aids, fittings for hearing aids, or hearing exams. However, there are a few exceptions to what Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans will provide coverage for regarding hearing tests and items
What does Original Medicare cover?
Original Medicare. Although Original Medicare will not cover hearing aids, fittings for hearing aids, or annual hearing exams. However, Medicare Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Also known as CMS.
Both Medicare Part A and Part B can cover diagnostic hearing tests and balance exams as long as they are for a medical need, such as hearing loss because of an illness or injury.
You should make sure that your doctor accepts Medicare assignment. If your doctor does not and makes a request to have a hearing test, you may end up paying all of the costs. If your doctor does accept Medicare assignment, you will only need to pay 20% of the amount, along with your Part B deductible.