Low Income Survivors to Thrivers
NEED FOOD? Contact the USDA National Hunger Hotline by dialing 1-866-3-HUNGRY, 1-877-8-HAMBRE, or texting 914-342-7744.

Hearing Resources

Hearing and Speech Center: a non-profit clinic, school, and community resource page.

Hearing Loss Association of America

Paying for Hearing Aids by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Medicaid Benefit

Vision and Hearing Screening Services for Children and Adolescents                                                         

Issue Brief: Vision Services for Children on Medicaid A Review of EPSDT Services                                                 

“Medicaid offers enrolled children a comprehensive benefit, called Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT).”

Medicaid – Hearing Loss Association of America discusses Medicaid coverage for children and adults with the information listed by state.

Medicare – Hearing Aids

Some Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) offer extra benefits that Original Medicare doesn’t cover – like vision, hearing, or dental. Contact the plan for more information.

AARP’s Hearing Aid Basics

Budd, K. (2019, April). Hearing Aid Basics. AARP Bulletin. Retrieved from https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2019/sound-advice-about-hearing-aids.html.

Mail Order/Internet Hearing Aids (WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY)

Hearing Aid and Cochlear Implant Assistance Programs

Lions Club International: How can I apply for assistance with my eyeglasses or hearing aids?

“Assistance for eye exams, glasses or hearing aids should be requested through your local Lions Club.  Local clubs determine their ability to help individuals based on their club funds availability.  Your local Lions Club organization will be able to advise you on and possibly offer assistance for the purchase of hearing aids or eyeglasses.  You can search for and contact your local Lions Club using our FIND A LOCAL CLUB website.”

Miracle-Ear Foundation

The Miracle-Ear Foundation® serves and supports children and adults who have a hearing loss. Our Gift of Sound™ program provides hearing aids and hearing support services at no-cost* to families or individuals who have incomes that are significantly limited, who are unable to afford the high costs of quality hearing instruments and have exhausted all possible resources for their hearing health.”

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