Other Organization for Funding of Hearing Aids & Cochlear Implants
People helping people - A truly wonderful concept and something that we should be thankful for. There are many non-profit organizations that provide financial support for hearing aids and cochlear implants. We were the beneficiaries of such assistance for the purchase of kids' hearing aids.
The requirements for eligibility vary between organizations and some don't move particularly fast in providing a decision or funding. But, in this case, beggars can't be choosers!
As you look at these organizations, bear in mind some are very small, non-profit groups so their web sites may not be what you expect. Just send them an email and ask for more information - most are very responsive.
This is not an all inclusive list - there are many more organizations out there, particularly local ones. Use the phone book, contact your health care provider, ask your audiologist or therapist - many will be able to turn you on to other organizations. If you find one, please let us know so we can add it here. Also, in addition to the resources on this page, you may want to contact some of the organizations listed on our Organizations & Associations for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing page.
And always remember - you must be an advocate for your child! If you aren't persistent, if you give up or never make the call, it is your child that suffers!
Administration on Developmental Disabilities - Provides funding to the states. Requirements and assistance vary from state to state.
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing - This association offers four financial aid programs, scholarships, awards and more.
Alexander Graham Bell Association Chapters - Virtually all states and some other countries have individual chapters of AG Bell. You can find a list of the chapters here.
Children of the Silent World - Parent-run organization providing financial assistance for cochlear implants.
Disabled Children Relief Fund - Provides assistance to disabled children, focuses special attention on helping children throughout the U.S. that do not have adequate health insurance.
Dorothy Ames Trust Fund - To assist deaf children of New England, through grants for the purchase of hearing aids and auditory trainers and to teach them to use their voices as distinguished from sign language. Provide copy of audiologist report, statement of need from parents, estimate of cost for equipment or services requested, and most recent signed tax return.
Easter Seals - Assistance for a variety of disabilities, including hearing loss.
Fraternal Order of the Eagles - This is the international web site. You may also wish to contact your local chapter in the phone book.
Google Search - Search Google for financial assistance with hearing aids.
Google Search - Search Google for financial assistance with cochlear implants.
The HIKE Fund - Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment. Provides grants to assist DHH children in the purchase of hearing aids and cochlear implants. For what it is worth, this is the organization from which we obtained full funding for both of our kids!
The Hope for Hearing Foundation - Offers a hearing aid loan program.
Kiwanis - This is the international web site. You may also wish to contact your local chapter in the phone book.
Lions Club - This is the international web site. You may also wish to contact your local chapter in the phone book.
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing - Links to sources.
Miracle-Ear Children's Fund - A fund established by the hearing aid manufacturer.
Moose Lodge - This is the international web site. You may also wish to contact your local chapter in the phone book.
Optimists Clubs - This is the international web site. You may also wish to contact your local chapter in the phone book.
Program for Amplification of Children (PACT) - Texas Department of Health
Sertoma International - Provides financial assistance, scholarships and more.
Starkey Hearing Foundation - Provides hearing aids worldwide to those in need (over 20,000 every year!).
Travelers Protective Association of America - Financial aid to children and adults.
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