Access to care for hearing loss: policies and stakeholders.

  title={Access to care for hearing loss: policies and stakeholders.},
  author={Margaret I. Wallhagen},
  journal={Journal of gerontological nursing},
  volume={40 3},
Although hearing loss is common in old age and associated with a variety of negative outcomes, hearing aids and related services are not covered by Medicare or many other forms of insurance. Out-of-pocket costs are expensive and thus serve as a barrier for many individuals. Efforts at the national level to broaden coverage can confront surprising or unexpected opposition from a variety of groups. This article discusses how an experience as an Atlantic Philanthropies Health and Aging Policy… CONTINUE READING