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Financial Assistance

Financial assistance for hearing help is often available to beneficiaries of public assistance programs to others on a limited budget. Possible sources of financial help are as follows:

Local

  • Department of Social Services, Human Services (listed in the telephone directory under city and state government). In many states, Medicaid offers assistance to those with speech, hearing and language disorders who qualify. Medicare may provide funds for testing and medical treatment, but does not fund hearing aids at this time.
  • Mayor’s office (Community services – listed under city governments).
  • Many of your local civic organizations, such as the Kiwanis, may be able to provide financial assistance to purchase or acquire hearing aids and other assistive devices. Check your local phone directories or the Chamber of Commerce for a listing of civic organizations in your area.

Social Service and Charitable Organziations

Local chapters of many social service organizations have special programs for people with hearing loss. Contact local social service organizations in your area, or local chapters of the following service organizations:

  • Lions’ Clubs International
  • National Easter Seals Society
  • United Way
  • Rotary Club
  • Kiwanis
  • Sertoma International
  • March of Dimes
  • Optimist Club

There are also a number of charitable organizations specializing in hearing healthcare which at times will provide grants for hearing aids. Visit the Better Hearing Institute for up-to-date information.

State

  • Contact your State Department of Rehabilitation Services (or Department of Vocational Rehabilitation).
  • For aid to children, try the Maternal and Child Health Service and the Youth Projects divisions of your State Department of Human Services.

Federal

  • The Veterans Administration provides hearing aids to eligible veterans. Veterans should contact their nearest VA office or hospital for information.

Corporate

  • Your health insurance provider, union or employer may offer financial assistance for hearing aids or audiological services either through reimbursement or as part of a hearing healthcare agreement entitling you to a discount on hearing aids.
  • Many employers have flexible spending accounts in effect enabling you to purchase hearing aids on a pre-income tax basis.
  • Under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) you may be eligible for hearing aids or other assistive technology if it is needed to perform your job.

Financial Resources Websites

The following are national or state resources for assistance:

Better Hearing Institute

Financial Assistance Guide
1444 I Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 449-1100 Voice
(202) 216-9646 Fax
1-800-EAR-WELL
Website: www.betterhearing.org

Children of the Silent World

Assists low-income children with purchasing hearing aids.
P.O. Box 2425
Cridersville, OH 45806

Disabled Children’s Relief Fund

Provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, with preference for children with physical disabilities and little or no health insurance.
P.O. Box 89
Freeport, New York 11520
(516) 377-1605 Voice
(516) 377-3978 Fax
Website: www.dcrf.com/

Easter Seals

Over 400 local service centers with varying services; some assist low-income adults and children with hearing aids and other rehabilitative devices.
230 West Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 726-6200 Voice
(312) 726-4258 TTY
(312) 726-1494 Fax
1-800-221-6827 Toll-free
Website: www.easter-seals.org

Foundation for Sight & Sound

The Foundation for Sight & Sound has partnered with EarQ Group to provide hearing aids to individuals with limited financial resources.
P.O. Box 1245
Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 366-3461
E-mail: info@foundationforsightandsound.org
Website: www.foundationforsightandsound.org

Hear Now

Provides recycled and used hearing aids to low-income persons.
6700 Washington Avenue South
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
1-800-648-4327 V/TTY
Website: www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org/Hear-Now

Hike Fund, Inc.

Provides low-income children from birth up to the age of twenty years with hearing aids and assistive devices. (Supported by Job’s Daughters International)
The Hike Fund Inc.
c/o Hike Board Executive Secretary
10115 Cherryhill Pl.
Spring Hill, FL 34608-7116
(352) 688-2579 Voice and Fax
E-mail: ceterrill1@aol.com
Website: www.thehikefund.org

Hope for Hearing Foundation and Hearing Aid Bank

(has moved to JOHN TRACY CLINIC)
Offers hope, guidance and encouragement to families of infants and preschool children with hearing losses by providing free, parent-centered services worldwide.
806 West Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007-2505
(213) 748-5481 Voice
(213) 749-1651 Fax
(213) 747-2924 TTY
Toll-free in U.S: (800) 522-4582
Website: www.jtc.org

Lions Club International

Assists low income individuals with purchasing hearing aids.
300 West 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842
E-mail: programs@lionsclubs.org
Website: www.lionsclubs.org

Optimist International

Provides aids and services to hearing impaired youth.
Optimist International Youth Program
Help Them Hear Program
Contact your local Optimist Club
1-800-500-8130
Website: www.optimist.org

Sertoma

Assists low-income persons with purchasing hearing aids.
1912 East Meyer Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64132-9990
(816) 333-8300 Voice
(816) 333-4320 Fax
Website: www.sertoma.org

Starkey Hearing Foundation

Assistance for low-income individuals permanently residing in the U.S. with no other resources to acquire hearing aids.
6700 Washington Avenue South
Eden Prairie , MN 55344
800-328-8602 (voice-ask for Hear Now)
(952) 947-4997 Fax
Website: www.sotheworldmayhear.org

Travelers Protective Association Scholarship Trust for the Deaf and Near-Deaf

Provides assistance for mechanical devices, medical care, and/or specialized education or treatment, to those who demonstrate financial need. U.S. citizens only. Grants may be used to purchase hearing aids, assistive listening equipment, or may help with the cost of a cochlear implant.
3755 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 371-0533 Voice
(314) 371-0537 Fax
Website: www.tpahq.org