Hearing aid financial resources

The organizations listed below are not endorsed by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) but are included as an informational service. This list of financial resources is not all-inclusive. Any omissions are unintended and regretted. We strive to keep the information accurate and up-to-date, but changes may occur without our knowledge. If you find any incorrect information, please bring it to our attention. Please contact your local Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services office to see if there is a hearing aid bank in your region.

AUDIENT Hearing Alliance

206-838-7194
Toll Free: 1-877-AUDIENT (1-877-283-4368)
206-838-7195 (Fax)
E-mail:
info@audientalliance.org
Website:
www.audientalliance.org
This program provides low cost hearing aids to low income individuals. Candidates will be required to verify their income.

Community Service Clubs

Check with your local Kiwanis, Lions or Sertoma clubs. Please note that not all clubs have funds to provide direct assistance.

Crippled Child Relief, Inc.

763-550-0176 (Voice)
Provides assistance to people with low to medium income levels. Crippled Child Relief is not in the position to fund the full cost of hearing aids.

Disabled Childrenís Relief Fund

Website: www.dcrf.com
Provides children who are deaf or hard of hearing with hearing aids and other assistive devices. Grant requests accepted between March and September.

Equipalife Micro Loan Program

763-479-8239 (Voice)
1-866-535-8239 (Voice)
1-800-627-3529/7-1-1 (for TTY users)
E-mail:
info@equipalife.org
Website:
www.equipalife.org
This is a low-interest loan for assistive technology devices that must be repaid.

First Hand Foundation

816-201-1569 (Voice)
E-mail:
Firsthandfoundation@cerner.com
Website:
www.cerner.com/firsthand
Assists children with health-related needs when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted.

HEAR NOW Foundation

1-800-648-4327
1-800-328-8602
Call to go over the application before submitting
E-mail:
contact_us@sotheworldmayhear.org
Website:
www.sotheworldmayhear.org
Provides hearing aids at low cost for people of any age, with very low income. Applicants will be required to verify their income.

The HIKE Fund, Inc.

352-688-2579 (Voice)
Website:
www.thehikefund.org
Provides hearing and/or assistive listening devices to children whose parents cannot fund this special need.

Lionís Infant Hearing Program

Audiologist (not parents) must contact
651-201-5223 (Voice)
651-201-5471 (Fax)
Website:
www.health.state.mn.us/newbornscreening/index.html
This is a 6-month hearing aid loan program for newly identified infants and young children.

Medical Assistance

Local County Human Service Agency or Minnesota Department of Human Services
651-296-7675 (Voice)
1-800-657-3739 (Voice)
1-800-627-3529/7-1-1 (for TTY users)
Website:
www.dhs.state.mn.us
For eligible children under the age of 21, parents or relative caretakers of dependent children, pregnant women, people who are 65 or older and people who have a disability.

MinnesotaCare

Minnesota Department of Human Services
651-297-3862 (Voice)
1-800-657-3672 (Voice)
1-800-627-3529/7-1-1 (for TTY users)
Website:
www.minnesotacare411.com
This subsidized health care program is for people who live in Minnesota, meet income and program guidelines, and do not have access to affordable health insurance.

Miracle-Ear Childrenís Foundation

1-800-234-5422 (Voice)
Website:
www.miracle-ear.com/childrenrequest.aspx
Provides new hearing aids and services to children who are 16 years and under, residents of the United States, and at an income level that does not allow them to be eligible to receive public support.

TPA Scholarship Trust for the Deaf and Near Deaf

Website: www.tpahq.org
Completed application must be returned to the Trust by March 1st each year. Recipients are notified in May and scholarship checks are mailed after August 1st.

The United Healthcare Childrenís Foundation

952-992-4459
Website:
www.uhccf.org
Provides assistance to eligible children for medical treatment. Please call and leave us a message. A Foundation representative will return your call within five business days.

Veterans Affairs

Contact: Veteranís Service Officer at your county courthouse
or call the Audiology Clinic at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center at 612-725-2000 (Voice)
or the St. Cloud VA Medical Center at 320-252-1670 (Voice)
Website:
www.va.gov
Eligibility for services, hearing aids, and assistive listening devices is determined by Veterans Affairs.

This information is in accessible formats for individuals with disabilities by calling (651)431-5940 or by using your preferred relay service.  Additional assistance with legal rights and protections for equal access to human services programs is available.

 

Contact Information: (651)431-5940 or (800)456-7589 V, (651)964-1514 VP, (888)206-6513 TTY,

(651)431-7587 FAX, dhhs.metro@state.mn.us, www.dhhsd.org


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