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Obtaining a hearing aid that meets an individual’s unique hearing loss needs can make a real difference in their personal and professional life. Improved hearing can allow a parent to hear their child’s laughter, assist in gaining employment, and even help someone advance their career.

Hearing Charities of America has created the National Hearing Aid Project because we believe that healthy hearing should be enjoyed by all; regardless of income.

If you are just starting to look for assistance, please explore your local resources before applying to the Hearing Aid Project:

If you qualify for veteran’s benefits click here to visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website:

Are you still unable to find a hearing aid program that works for you? Continue below to see if you qualify for the National Hearing Aid Project.

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Do You Qualify for the National Hearing Aid Project?

  • Hearing loss diagnosed and documented by a licensed audiologist
    • Recommendation for hearing aid(s)
  • Low income- no health insurance
  • Low income- insured, but your health insurance provides zero coverage for hearing aids
    • Please note: HCOA cannot cover your deductible
  • Resident of the United States

If any of these apply to you, continue below to see how to participate in the National Hearing Aid Project.

How the National Hearing Aid Project Works: A 3-Step Process

1. APPLY

1. APPLY

Fill out the online application and upload all required documents.
2. SHARE

2. SHARE

Share your story and help others receive a hearing aid by engaging your friends and family in an online personal fundraiser
3. RECEIVE

3. RECEIVE

Get fitted with a hearing device that meets your needs

The Application

We encourage you to have the documents listed below available and ready to upload to your application before you apply.

  1. Copy of your Social Security Card
  2. Copy of your state issued I.D.
  3. Copy of your previous year’s tax return/SSI benefits
  4. Copy of your audiogram/hearing test from the last 6 months

Do you have all of these documents ready to be uploaded to your application?

If so, simply click APPLY NOW at the bottom of this page to get started.

If you have questions or need assistance with your application, please call 816.333.8300 or email hcoa@sertomahq.org

 Making Hearing Aids Available to Others

Once accepted into the program, recipients will be asked to share their story to help pay it forward so that others may participate in the project. This personal online fundraiser will be short, and gives friends and family the opportunity to help.

Learn more about sharing your story:

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Clinical Services

Hearing Charities is fortunate enough to have a trusted network of audiologists and clinics who have offered their time and resources to this project. Through as little as three appointments you can be evaluated, fitted, and have a follow up appointment within 6-8 weeks of being accepted into the program.

EVALUATION

Your hearing loss will be evaluated so that the proper hearing aid can be chosen from our National Hearing Aid Bank and sent to one of our labs for refurbishing.

If you have already been evaluated within the last 6 months, you can attach your hearing test to your application and move on to the fitting step.

FITTING

Once your audiologist receives the aid(s) from our lab you will be fitted with your aid(s), and your last required appointment will be scheduled.

FOLLOW-UP

During the last visit your audiologist will ensure that your aid(s) is still working properly, and adjustments will be made as needed.

The warranty on the hearing aid begins when it is shipped from the lab to your audiologist. It is important that your fitting be scheduled quickly to allow full use of the warranty.

If you think you may be financially eligible for a hearing aid(s) through the HCOA Hearing Aid Project, click APPLY NOW to see if you qualify.