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Pricing & Financial Support

Hearing loss can be a severely debilitating impairment that can significantly impact work, social, and family life. Unfortunately, most health insurance providers, including Medicare, do not cover the cost of hearing aids. If you think your insurance may help cover the cost of hearing aids, it is recommended you first call and check with your health insurance provider to determine if your provider will pay for part or all of the expenses related to hearing aids. If your insurance provider does not provide coverage, there are other resources that may provide financial assistance for the purchase of hearing aids and/or hearing assistive technology. The following list contains financial support resources in the Saint Louis area. Qualifications and costs vary from program to program so please check before applying.

Center for Hearing and Speech

9835 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 314-968-4710
Web: http://www.hearing-speechstlouis.org/
E-mail: See website

Services: Financial scholarships for hearing evaluations, hearing aids, and hearing aid repairs are available to qualifying individuals. Scholarship application is available through the website or by calling (314) 968-4710.

"Hear Now"

6700 Washington Ave. South
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Phone: 1-800-328-8602
Web: http://www.sotheworldmayhear.org/hearnow/
E-mail: nonprofit@starkey.com

Services: Hearing aids and earmolds at no cost, but responsible for hearing evaluation and application fees.

Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation

3001 Montvale Drive
Suite D
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: 1-800-841-6167 (Voice/TTY)
Web: http://www.itactty.org/
E-mail: Not available

Services: Amplified and captioned telephones, TTY, and telephone signaling devices at no cost.

Lions Affordable Hearing Aid Project

Phone: 630-468-3837
Web: http://www.lionsclubs.org/

Services: Low-cost hearing aids and variable cost of hearing evaluations and hearing aid related services. Contact local Lions club for more information. Use the Lions Club locator to find a club near you:
http://lionsclubs.org/EN/find-a-club.php
Note that not all clubs provide hearing assistance.

Missouri Assistive Technology

1501 NW Jefferson Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Phone: 1-800-647-8557 or 1-800-647-8558 (TTY)
Web: http://www.at.mo.gov/tap_telephone.html
E-mail: moat1501@att.net

Services: Amplified and captioned telephones, telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD/TTY), and telephone signaling devices at no cost (there is a gross income restriction for eligibility).

Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired

The Travelers Protective Association of America
3755 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
Phone: 314-371-0533
Web: http://www.tpahq.org, then go to "Community" in the blue bar and click on "Scholarship Trust"; an application for aide is available for download at the bottom of the page.
E-mail: support@tpahq.org

Services: Scholarship towards purchase of hearing aids, specialized treatment, and education. Application is March 1st every year.

Sertoma Hearing Aid Recycling Program

1912 E. Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: 785-235-5678
Web: http://www.sertoma.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?pid=335&srcid=238
E-mail: Not available

Services: Offer refurbished hearing aids

Show Me Loans

Missouri Assistive Technology
Attn: Show Me Loans
1501 NW Jefferson St.
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Phone: 1-816-655-6702 or 1-800-647-8557
Web: http://www.at.mo.gov/loans/smloans.html
E-mail: eileen.belton@att.net

Services: Low interest loans borrowed towards purchasing hearing aids and hearing assistive technology.

Veteran's Affairs Medical Center

John Cochran Division
915 N. Grand Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63106

Or

Jefferson Barracks Division
1 Jefferson Barracks Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63125

Phone: 314-652-4100 or 1-800-228-5459
Web: http://www.stlouis.va.gov/
E-mail: Not provided

Services: If service connected, hearing aids may be provided.


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