February Hearing Aids Tips

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Keep Your Hearing Aids Protected

Hearing aids and hearing aid batteries can stop working due to extremely cold temperatures.

 

Be Mindful of Moisture

Rain, ice and snow can wreak havoc on hearing aid circuitry! Sweat from vigorous outdoor exercise may affect them too.

 

Remove Your Hearing Aids

Let them breathe for a bit and remove any condensation with a soft dry cloth. Store them in a dehumidifier to prevent moisture buildup.

 

Pay Attention To Your Batteries

Check your batteries nightly and keep a supply of extra batteries on hand during cold months.

 

What You Need To Know About Hearing Aids & Taxes

It’s tax preparation time again! Certain medical care expenses can help lower your taxable income, and when a hearing evaluation leads to a diagnosis of hearing loss, hearing aids may be considered a medical care expense.

For 2019, tax rules have changed and the threshold has risen. Medical costs must exceed 10 percent of household gross adjusted income, up from 7.5 percent.

 

What exactly is eligible for deductions:

  1. Hearing aid batteries
  2. Visits to your hearing aid doctor
  3. Repairs not included in provider costs
  4. Specialized equipment such as amplification devices and/or accessories to help with hearing loss.

*For specific tax advice consult a tax advisor

 
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