Occasionally, health plans do not provide coverage for hearing implant solutions. Other sources of funding or small local programs may be available in your area. We recommend you consider the options below. You may also want to contact your local hearing implant specialist to see if they are aware of any resources or additional programs that may be available in your community.

Some options to explore include:

  • Employer-Sponsored Health Plans: Check to see if your employer offers other health insurance plans and if those plans provide you with coverage for your hearing implant. It may be possible to switch during your open enrollment period.
  • State Health Insurance Marketplace: Research and explore the option of purchasing an individual plan that may provide you with hearing implant coverage.
  • Medicaid Coverage: Coverage for hearing implants vary by state and eligibility is subject to change. Some states have expanded eligibility under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Contact your hearing implant specialist or your state Medicaid program for more details.
  • Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI): The CNI offers Cochlear Nucleus and Baha System Assistance Programs. Assistance is offered to candidates who have no other means of paying for a cochlear implant or bone conduction implant. For additional information or a program application, click here.
  • If seeking coverage for your child, check to see if there are any special state programs that offer assistance to children with disabilities or check to see if they qualify for state Medicaid benefits.

We understand that getting a hearing implant is a life-changing event for you and your family. We have information that can help you find the answers you need to move forward in your treatment process.

For more frequently asked questions regarding insurance coverage, click here.

Renee Oehlerking
Renee Oehlerking is the Public Relations Manager at Cochlear Americas where she is responsible for the region’s public relations and consumer marketing social media. Renee enjoys uncovering, telling and showcasing the inspiring stories of hearing implant recipients. As a recent transplant to Denver, Colorado, Renee enjoys exploring all that the state has to offer outdoors.