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Since January 2009
Our Help America Hear Program
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Help America Hear Program

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The Foundation for Sight and Sound through its Help America Hear Program (HAH) provides hearing aids for men, women, and children with limited financial resources.

The manufacturer suggested retail cost averages from $1,500.00 to $3,000.00 per hearing aid. The cost of hearing aids is not fully covered by most insurance (including Medicaid) and Medicare doesn’t cover them at all. The Help America Hear Program gives people the “Gift of Sound” by working in partnership with manufacturers and providers.

With this program, each person receives: two hearing aids, custom ear molds and one year limited service. After an application fee (see Tier I and II below) the only expenses are the cost of the hearing evaluation and batteries. These costs are not paid to HAH.

WE ARE A LAST RESORT - Help America Hear is sponsored by the generosity of hearing health care providers, corporate and private donors, and manufacturers. We trust that you will deeply appreciate the kindness of all those funding this program, and as a courtesy to them, we ask all applicants to exhaust all other resources including but not limited to, available credit, family support, money market accounts, mutual funds, 401(k) plans, IRAs, bonds, CDs, or T-bills.

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Requirements for the Help America Hear Program fall into Two Tiers:

Tier 1:

Less than $25,000 in Gross Household Annual Income

NO Insurance coverage for hearing aids (does not include discount programs such as AARP)

Tier 1 Costs:

Application Fee: $250 for 2 aids, $125 for one

Tier 2:

Gross Household Annual Income of $25,001-$35,000
 Insurance Coverage for Hearing Aids
 Medically Required Custom Hearing Aids

Tier 2 Costs:

Application Fee: $250 for 2 aids, $125 for one

Upon Approval: $800 for 2 aids, $400 for one

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