Editor’s note: On Oct. 28, President Joe Biden announced that the Build Back Better Act, which will need to pass Congress to take effect, will include an expansion of Medicare to cover hearing benefits.
I am a unicorn of hearing loss. I lost over 50% of my hearing three years ago thanks to a very sudden and very rude brain hemorrhage. But then, in what counts as a miracle within our health care system, my insurer paid for new hearing aids. And then — and this is the really wild part — I actually WORE them.