The Hearing Aid Project provides refurbished hearing aids and related services (evaluation, fitting, and follow-up) at no charge to individuals who have low income. Services are provided by a network of trusted audiologists and clinics. Based on the individual’s hearing evaluation, the most appropriate hearing aids will be chosen from the Project’s National Hearing Aid Bank and refurbished in the Project’s lab. Then they will be sent to the individual’s audiologist for fitting and follow-up. All hearing aids come with a one-year warranty which begins when the hearing aids arrive at the audiologist’s office.
Income limit applies. People who are interested are asked to first check local funding resources before applying.
- Hearing loss diagnosed and documented by a licensed audiologist
- Recommendation for hearing aid(s)
- Low income- no health insurance
- Low income- insured, but your policy provides zero coverage for hearing aids
- Please note: HCOA cannot cover your deductible
- A resident of the United States
AT Services Provided/Covered
Related services are provided (evaluation, fitting, and follow-up) at no charge to individuals who have low income. Services are provided by a network of trusted audiologists and clinics.
AT Devices Provided/Covered
Hearing aids selected based on the individual’s hearing evaluation
Information regarding the Application Process can be found at the Get an Aid webpage.
Applicants must provide the following with their application:
- Copy of your Social Security Card
- Copy of your state-issued I.D.
- Copy of your health insurance coverage (if insured)
- Copy of your previous year’s tax return or proof of SSI/SSD benefits
- Copy of your audiogram/hearing test conducted by a licensed audiologist in the last 6 months
Once all documents are gathered and ready to be uploaded, contact the Hearing Aid Project by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.