Financial Assistance – Hearing Loss Association of America
children with hearing loss
children with hearing loss can receive assistive listening technology at no cost if their individualized education program (iep) specifies that they need assistive technology (such as hearing aids or fm systems) to receive a free appropriate public hearing. education (FAPE). For more information, see the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Prospective and current college students and others of working age may qualify for financial assistance for hearing aids, assistive technology, and other rehabilitation services from state vocational rehabilitation agencies. If you are working but are worried about losing your job because of your hearing loss, you may be eligible for services on that basis.
hearing aid banks/programs
Local agencies that serve people with hearing loss may also be aware of hearing aid banks and other resources, such as clinics that provide services on a sliding scale based on income, state loan programs for assistive technology, and state assistance programs. finance for children with disabilities. .
Some states may also have loaner programs for hearing aids. For example, the Kansas Infant and Toddler Hearing Aid Loan Bank is a short-term hearing aid loan program for children up to age three who have a newly identified hearing loss.
In some states, people with low incomes may qualify for hearing aids through Medicaid. People with higher incomes may temporarily qualify for assistance with medical expenses, including hearing aids, through the “medically needy program” administered by the county social services agency. contact your local government county social services and request an appointment to determine your eligibility for medicaid.
state telephone programs
State telephone equipment programs can be found at the Telephone Equipment Distribution Programs Association (TEDPA). These programs vary widely in what they offer and eligibility requirements. some provide free or low-cost telephone equipment to eligible residents.
veterans of military service may qualify for assistance with hearing aids and other rehabilitation services through the us. uu. department of veterans affairs. contact the appropriate military branch medical center.
Reduced-Cost Assistive Listening Systems for Active Duty and Retired Military Service Members and Their Families: In an effort to improve the quality of life for those who serve our country, williams sound is proud to partner with the Military Audiology Association (MAA) to offer the Retired Assistive Listening Devices (RALD) program to active duty and retired military service members and their families. the rald program was created to provide these individuals with access to assistive listening devices (alds) at a reduced cost, along with free one-on-one phone support. For more information on RALD, visit the Williams Sound or the Military Audiology Association.
In many situations, federal or state law requires organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and employers to provide communication access auxiliary aids and services (but not hearing aids). Some of these situations are: employers with 15 or more employees, hotels, hospitals, senior centers, and residential facilities. If you are inquiring about communication assistance in one of these situations, please call the ada national network at 800.949.4232 for more information or visit their website at adata.
Many local civic organizations, such as Kiwanis or Lions clubs, may be able to provide financial assistance to purchase or purchase hearing aids and other assistive devices. the following are national or state resources for assistance.