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My mother uses hearing aids that are 14 years old. She is having difficulty hearing, but is covered under Medicare. Are there any programs that could help her afford a new pair of hearing aids?

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Julie Norin, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Baltimore

01 August 2016 - 902 Views

Depending on her household income, she may qualify for Starkey's Hear Now program. She can contact the program directly to obtain an application at 1-800-648-4327, or she can call them and ask for a referral to a local provider who would help facilitate the application and provide testing, dispensing, and follow up care. Another option would be to seek out funding through an organization known to provide financial support to individuals in need. One program is the Scholarship for the Hearing Impaired which is supported by the Traveler's Protective... Read more