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A site for parents of hard of hearing & deaf children.
In the News - News articles about hearing impairment, new technologies, and other related materials.
Articles & Commentary - Our editorial section. Articles written by us and by professionals in the field.
Resources & Information - Our largest section. Dedicated to helping you find the information you need. Everything from educational information, sources financial support, mental health support and more!
Facts & Figures - A brief "stat sheet" with information about just how common hearing impairment is, particularly in children.
Discussion Forum - What we hope will be hallmark of our site. An open forum where you can read and post questions about hearing impairment across a wide variety of categories.
For the Kids - Links to and information just for the kids themselves.

Funding & Financial Support for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Do you know of a source that provides funding for hearing aids or cochlear implants ?

If so, please let us know so we can share it with others!

Please let us know so we can add it!


Don't miss the Help Kids Hear Discussion Forum! A great place for information, ideas and support!

As anyone with a deaf or hard of hearing child will tell you, hearing aids and especially cochlear implants are very expensive to say the least. Unfortunately, all too many insurance companies do not provide coverage for assistive listening devices. We were even told by our insurance provider that hearing aids are considered a "vanity item" if you can believe that! Since when is needing to hear being vain?

There is some hope - In recent history, some states have passed laws requiring insurance providers to cover hearing aids for children. Unfortunately, this is the exception rather than the rule. Here in Colorado during the 2003 legislative session, a bill was brought forth that would have mandated this coverage - sadly, the governor vetoed it.

Many parents as such are forced to look for outside sources to help - as we did. It is very important to note that persistence and perseverance pays off! Many letters and many phone calls will be required, but if you try hard enough, you can almost certainly find at least a little bit of help!

Here we hope to help you find sources for funding, outline some ways you can try to get your insurance company to pay for them, and provide some information on states that mandate coverage.

 

 
 

Help Kids Hear is a site dedicated to helping parents of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children. We are parents of hard of hearing kids and simply want to "give back" to the community. We welcome your comments, questions & suggestions. Please drop us a note at info@helpkidshear.org.