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During this past year,my husband lost all hearing in 1 ear.

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At that time we understood...
During this past year,my husband lost all hearing in 1 ear. At that time we understood that hearing aids were not covered by Medicare. Late rin the year all subscribers were issued a notice that they were covered by a certain company okayed by medicare. Will we be able to deduct the $3, 700 we paid earlier in the year?
JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?
Customer: The hearing loss was caused by a breakage of a blood vessel to the affected ear. He also lost balance and poor hearing in the other ear.
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Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 7 months ago

Hearing aids are an allowed deduction under medical expenses if you file Schedule A and itemize your deductions.

You can only claim this on the Schedule A so if your use the standard deduction (because it is higher than the Schedule A amount) there is no other place to claim the amount.

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