Heller (R-NV) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) have introduced hearing aid tax credit
legislation (S. 48), which would provide for a $500 tax credit toward the
purchase of a hearing aid. Medicare excludes coverage of hearing aids,
resulting in a high-cost obstacle for many people who want to treat their
hearing loss but choose not to because of prohibitive costs. If implemented, the
tax credit would apply to all individuals and could be used every 5 years. The
legislation is identical to S. 315, which was introduced in January 2015.
Please ask your senators to cosponsor this bill.
For additional information, please contact Ingrida Lusis, ASHA's director of federal and
political advocacy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.