With the introduction of the Health reform, hearing aids “100% reimbursed” will be available from January 1.
Hearing aids will cost nothing
A new part of the reform of “100% health“ will come into effect from Friday January 1. Therefore, hearing aids will be fully refunded. This device applies to several models, note France Info. Thus, they will cost nothing for patients with a medical prescription for an ENT doctor.
More than 850 euros payable by patients
The Ministry of Health has indicated that 500,000 French people should wear hearing aids but are not equipped for lack of financial means. According to the chain, a pair of these small devices costs 1,500 euros on average. The remainder of the charge for patients is estimated at more than 850 euros, because social security and mutual insurance companies never reimburse the whole amount.
All types of devices
With the reform of “100% health“, several models of hearing aids, of good quality, estimated at 950 euros will not cost anything. Luis Godhino, president of the union of hearing aid acousticians, gives more details about this device. “100% Health devices concern all types of devices: ear contours, mini-contours with remote headphones, in-ear …“, he explained.
It’s necessary to be vigilant
Marianick Lambert, responsible of France Assos Santé, who represents the patients, however, advocated vigilance, because not all hearing aids will be reimbursed in full. According to him, hearing care professionals must play the game and inform patients of these fully reimbursed offers.
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