During this Congressional session, Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), have reintroduced the bipartisan Hearing Aid Tax Credit. The Hearing Aid Tax Credit was first introduced in late 2003 by Rep. Jim Ryun (R-KS). The purpose of this credit is to provide consumers with some form of relief when purchasing hearing aids. “According to an announcement from the Hearing Industries Association (HIA), Medicare expressly excludes coverage of hearing aids, as do most private insurance policies. As a result, cost is often cited as a barrier by many people who do not seek treatment for their hearing loss.” (hearingreview.com, 2017). If this credit is enacted, a $500.00 credit or a $1000 credit would be given to people of all ages who need a hearing aid as treatment for their hearing loss. For more information about this bill, please visit the hearing aid tax credit website. Also, if you would like to see this bill passed, please send a letter to your Senators urging them to support this legislation. You can find this option on the website as well.
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