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Nine Free or Low-cost Resources for The Uninsured, Hearing Impaired

With President Obama’s health care changes not scheduled to take place until a while from now there are still millions of hearing impaired Americans without adequate assistive devices. Fortunately there are numerous national programs out there that low-income, uninsured, hearing impaired people can explore.

Here are nine national programs that low-income, uninsured, hearing impaired people can turn to for assistance with purchasing hearing aids and or other assistive devices.

Children’s Foundation & Miracle Ear Program

The Children’s Foundation & Miracle Ear Program is the first program that low-income, hearing impaired children can apply for to obtain hearing aids or other assistive devices.   Those interested in applying for the Miracle Ear Program can log onto the Miracle Ear website or call 800-234-5422 to request an application.

Children’s Foundation & Miracle Ear Program

P.O box 59261

Minneapolis, MN 55429-0261

800-234-5422

http://www.Miracleear.com/childrenrequest.aspx

Foundation for Sight and Sound Help America Her Better

The second program that the hearing impaired can turn to for assistance is “The Foundation for Sight and Sound”.   The Foundation for Sight and Sound is an organization that assists low-income, uninsured families with obtaining hearing and visual assistance devices.   They have three programs, two for individuals and one for community libraries.  

The two “Foundation for Sight and Sound” programs for individuals are; “Help America Hear” and “Trekker GPS”.  

The “Help America Hear” provides hearing aids and other hearing assistive devices whereas the “Trekker GPS” program provides visually impaired with a GPS system that helps the visually impaired navigate themselves anywhere in the world.  

The “Foundation for Sight and Sound” “Library Project” assists community libraries with obtaining devices such as CCTV screens or magnified reader machines to help the handicapped enjoy library services.  

Those interested in learning more about “The Foundation for Sight and Sound” programs can log onto the organization’s web site or call 1-631-366-3461.

The Foundation for Sight and Sound

P.O. Box 1245

Smithtown, NY 11787

Job’s Daughters Hike Fund Incorporated

The third program that the hearing impaired can turn to for assistance is an endowment program called “The Hike Fund”.   The Hike Fund was created and is operated by the organization “Job’s Daughters”. 

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