For patients who need financial assistance with medical devices and service animals, the following programs may be of help. Please note that applications must be submitted to the programs directly and not through PPA®.

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Hearing Programs

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf - Parent-Infant Financial Aid Program

The Parent-Infant Financial Aid Program is for families of infants and toddlers ages birth through 3 who have been diagnosed with a moderate to profound hearing loss who are in pursuit of spoken language outcome for their child. Awards are intended to assist with expenses for services such as auditory support services, speech-language therapy, tuition, etc. Families should be committed to a listening and spoken language outcome for their child or children with hearing loss. This program is for individualsonly; organizations are not eligible to apply. Awards are made once a year, generally in the month of December. Award amounts vary; over the past three years, awards have ranged from $300 to $2,000.

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf - Parent-Infant Financial Aid Program
3417 Volta Place, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-337-5220
Fax: 202-337-8314
Email:info@agbell.org

Assistance: Financial Assistance, Testing, Hearing Loss, Deafness, Education

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) provides information on insurance coverage of hearing aids and related service. ASHA keeps abreast of current developments and change in the coverage of hearing health care expenses by private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20850-3289
Phone: 301-897-5700
Email: actioncenter@asha.org

Assistance: Hearing Aids

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Assistance League of Boise - Project Hearing

Providing Assistance to the Hearing Impaired throughout Ada County since 1977. Services also include scholarships for advanced education and interpreters.

Assistance League of Boise-Project Hearing
P.O. Box 140104
Garden City, ID 83714
Phone: 208) 377-4327, ext. 202 or 3.
Email: hearing@alboise.org

Assistance: Financial Loans, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Speech Impairment

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Audient

AUDIENT is a nationwide program that helps those in need obtain hearing aids at a reduced cost. AUDIENT is available to households earning up to 250% above the national poverty level. There is no age qualification for AUDIENT, and they help children as well as seniors.

Audient
3191 W. Temple Ave. Suite 200
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 866-956-5400 x2
Fax: 626-435-0188

Assistance: Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids

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Center for Hearing, Speech, & Language - Hearing Aid Bank

The Center for Hearing, Speech, & Language Hearing Aid Bank is a one-of-a kind, invaluable subsidy program designed to help qualifying low-income adults pay for hearing aids. This resource is invaluable to the elderly who struggle to pay for hearing aids.

Center for Hearing, Speech, & Language - Hearing Aid Bank
4280 Hale Parkway
Denver, CO 80220
Phone: 303-322-1871
Fax: 303-399-3411

Assistance: Hearing Aids, Deafness, Hearing Loss

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Central Virginia Lions Hearing Aid Bank

The Hearing Aid Bank provides donated hearing aids to the needy. These aids are recalibrated and re-cased to fit the individual needs of each recipient.

Central Virginia Lions
10286 Staples Mill Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Phone: 804-756-0288
Email: LionsHAB24B@aol.com

Assistance: Hearing Aids

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Clark County Lions Hearing Foundation

The Clark County Lions Hearing Foundation provides financial assistance for hearing aids to individuals who have hearing loss.

Clark County Lions Hearing Foundation
8317 E Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98666
Fax: 360-690-0043

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Hearing Loss, Deafness, Medical Testing

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Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI) Center for Hearing - Baha Assistance Program

The CNI Center for Hearing helps qualified, financially challenged patients and their families obtain this life-enriching device by establishing the Baha Assistance Program. Through a cooperative effort of the CNI Center for Hearing, Cochlear Americas and a team of dedicated medical professionals, this program may be able to assist qualified candidates needing the Baha device. The Baha Assistance Program awards only the actual system itself (the internal and external components) - patients are still responsible for other costs associated with the procedure, such as physician, hospital, surgical, and audiological fees. The average out-of-pocket cost for candidates who receive a Baha device through the CNI Center for Hearing is approximately $10,000.

Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI) Center for Hearing - Baha Assistance Program
701 E. Hampden Ave. #415
Englewood, CO 80113
Phone: 303-806-7416
Fax: 303-788-5469
Email: Info@theCNI.org

Assistance: Deafness, Hearing Loss, Treatments, Procedures

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Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI) Center for Hearing - Cochlear Implant Assistance Program 

The CNI Center for Hearing helps qualified, financially challenged patients and their families obtain this life-enriching device by establishing the Cochlear Implant Assistance Program. Through a cooperative effort of Cochlear Americas, Advanced Bionics and Med-El, as well as a team of dedicated medical professionals, this program strives to assist qualified candidates needing cochlear implants. While the Cochlear Implant Assistance Program receives and awards no-charge implants, patients are still responsible for other costs associated with the procedure such as physician, hospital, anesthesiology, and audiological fees. The average out-of-pocket cost for candidates who receive an implant through the Cochlear Implant Assistance Program is approximately $10,000 - $20,000.

Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI) Center for Hearing - Cochlear Implant Assistance Program
701 E. Hampden Ave. #415
Englewood, CO 80113
Phone: 303-806-7416
Fax: 303-788-5469
Email: Info@theCNI.org

Assistance: Financial Assistance, Deafness, Hearing Loss

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (TEDP)

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center provides assistive technology devices to Nevadans with hearing loss.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (TEDP)
2575 Westwind Road, Suite C
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: 702-363-3323
Fax: 702-685-0324

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Deafness, Hearing Loss

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Dr. Ann Stadelmaier Hearing Aid Fund

The Dr. Ann Stadelmaier Hearing Aid Fund has been established to provide hearing assistance to individuals in need who cannot otherwise afford these services in the Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties of New York.

Dr. Ann Stadelmaier Hearing Aid Fund
4600 Main Street Suite 201
Amherst, New York 14226
Phone: 716-633-3344

Assistance: Hearing Aids, Deafness, Hearing Loss

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Easter Seals Central Texas – Audiology

At Easter Seals Central Texas, clients receive a diagnostic hearing evaluation, an assessment of communication needs, and a plan which may include referral for other rehabilitative services (e.g. speech therapy), medical evaluation, and/or assistive device fitting (including hearing aids). We provide hearing aid services for children and adults with Medicaid. Easter Seals Central Texas also accepts a variety of insurance plans for hearing aids.

Easter Seals Central Texas
1611 Headway Circle - Building 2
Austin, TX 78754
Phone: 512-478-2581
Fax: 512-476-1638

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Hearing Loss

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Georgia Hearing Aid Distribution Program

The Georgia Hearing Aid Distribution Program, enacted by the Georgia Legislature, provides hearing aids to Georgians, subject to eligibility requirements. The Commission has contracted with the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, a nonprofit organization that has provided hearing aids to low-income Georgians for over 30 years.

5582 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: 404-325-3630
Fax: 404-636-5549

Assistance: Hearing Aids

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Gift of Hearing Foundation

The Gift of Hearing Foundation will provide financial support to help a select number of economically disadvantaged patients receive cochlear implants. The Gift of Hearing Foundation also provides financial assistance to those whose insurance coverage will not provide for the cost of cochlear implants.

95 Old Boston Neck Road
Narragansett, RI 02882
Phone: 617-661-HEAR (4327)
Email: info@giftofhearingfoundation.org
Assistance: Financial Assistance

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HearingHealth4u

HearingHealth4U helps low income people break the barrier of the high cost of hearing aids by providing quality new and used hearing aids at a very affordable price. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

HearingHealth4U
33 E Idaho Ave #200
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: (208) 571-1934
Assistance: Financial Assistance, Hearing Loss, hearing aids

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Hearing Foundation of California/Nevada, Inc. - Ear of the Lion

Ear of the Lion is a hearing foundation offering to the needy hearing-impaired hearing aids; medical/surgical/audio logical services; supporting hearing research and education. Also collect used hearing aids.

Hearing Foundation of California/Nevada, Inc. - Ear of the Lion
1030 Gettysburg Ave. #100-D
Clovis, CA 93612
Phone: 800-327-8077
Fax: 559-291-4666
Email: hearfoundation@aol.com

Assistance: Hearing Aids, Deafness, Hearing Loss, Technology Equipment

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Heartspring Hearing Center

Heartspring provides hearing evaluation and hearing aids to individuals with hearing loss.

Heartspring
8700 E. 29th Street North
Wichita, KS 67226
Phone: 316-634-8700
Fax: 316-634-0555

Assistance: Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, Deafness

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HearUSA

Through its Hearing Care Network of nearly 2,000 independently practicing audiologists and hearing care professionals and more than 180 company owned hearing centers, HearUSA administers hearing benefits and provides related products and services to both third party and self-referred clients.

HearUSA
Phone: 800-700-3277

Assistance: Deafness, Hearing Loss

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HIKE Fund, Inc. (Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment)

The HIKE Fund provides hearing devices for children with hearing losses between the ages of newborn and twenty years whose parents are unable to meet this special need financially. An estimated 100 children are provided with hearing devices each year.

The HIKE Fund, Inc.
18 Cambridge Drive
Belleville, IL 62226
Phone: 618) 977-7475
Email: application@thehikefund.org

Assistance: Deafness, Hearing Loss, Equipment for Loan, Hearing Aids, Other Testing

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Idaho & Eastern Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation, Inc.

The Idaho - Eastern Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation is a humanitarian organization dedicated to serve our Lions clubs, Idaho communities, and the world, as an outstanding quality provider of sight and hearing assistance.

Idaho Lions Foundation Office
1090 N. Cole Rd.
Boise, ID 83704
Phone: 208-338-5466
Fax: 208-338-6543
Email: jay@idaholions.org

Assistance: Deafness, Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids

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Lions Club International

The Lions Hearing Aid Recycling Program (HARP) enables Lions to provide affordable hearing aids for individuals with limited financial resources.

Lions Club International
300 West 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842
Email: programs@lionsclubs.org
Assistance: Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids

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Miracle-Ear Foundation

The Miracle-Ear® Children’s Foundation serves and supports children who have a hearing loss. Our purpose is to provide no-cost hearing aids and hearing support services to children whose families have incomes that are significantly limited and who are unable to afford the high costs of quality hearing instruments.

Miracle-Ear Foundation
5000 Cheshire Parkway North
Plymouth, MN 55446
Phone: 800-234-5422
Fax: 763-268-4295

Assistance: Deafness, Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids

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Northwest Lions Foundation - Hearing Aid Bank

The Hearing Aid Bank has provided aids for more than 1,500 individuals since its inception. These donated aids are recalibrated and re-cased to fit the individual needs of each recipient. The quality is excellent, and for people on restricted incomes, this help is often the only real option. The Hearing Aid Bank has provided charitable support valued at more than $2.4 million to hard-of-hearing individuals in the Pacific Northwest.

Northwest Lions Foundation
221 Yale Ave. N., Ste. 450
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 206-682-8500
Fax: 206-838-4627
Email: marshar@nlfoundation.org.

Assistance: Deafness, Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids

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Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation - Hearing Aid Bank

The Lions of Oregon provide high quality rebuilt hearing aids to people in Oregon who cannot afford to purchase new aids.

Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation
1010 NW 22nd Avenue, #144, Portland, OR 97210
Phone: 971-270-0203
Fax: 503-413-7522
Email: info@OLSHF.org

Assistance: Deafness, Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids

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Optimist International

The Optimist International Help Them Hear Program was designed to heighten public awareness of the problems associated with hearing impairment, provide local testing facilities and provide corrective and educational techniques for those people with hearing impairments.

Optimist International Youth Program Help Them Hear Program
Contact your local Optimist Club
Phone: 800-500-8130

Assistance: Hearing Loss, Deafness, Education

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Sertoma

Sertoma assists low-income persons with purchasing hearing aids and provides education about hearing loss and deafness to the community.

Sertoma
1912 East Meyer Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64132-9990
Phone: 816-333-8300
Fax: 816-333-4320

Assistance: Hearing Loss, Deafness, Education

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Starkey Hearing Foundation - HEAR NOW Program

Starkey Hearing Foundation travels the globe, delivering the transformative gift of hearing to people in need.

6700 Washington Ave South
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Phone: 866-354-3254
Fax: 952-828-6900
Email: info@StarkeyFoundation.org

Assistance: Deafness, Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids

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The Travelers Protective Association of America - Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired

The Travelers Protective Association of America established the TPA Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired in Scholarship Logo1975 to provide financial aid to children and adults who suffer deafness or hearing impairment and who need assistance in obtaining mechanical devices, medical or specialized treatment or specialized education as well as speech classes, note takers, interpreters, etc. and in other areas of need that are directly related to hearing impairment.

The Travelers Protective Association of America
3755 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108-3476
Phone: 314-371-0533
Fax: 314-371-0537
Email: support@tpahq.org

Assistance: Deafness, Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids

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Telephone Equipment Programs

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Alabama Telecommunications Access Program (ATAP)

The Alabama Telecommunications Access Program (ATAP) provides TTYs and other adaptive equipment to Alabamians with Hearing loss and speech disabilities that require special equipment to access the telephone system from their Local and\or Long Distance Telecommunication carriers.

Alabama Telecommunications Access Program (ATAP)
Phone: 205-328-3989

Assistance: Deafness, Hearing Loss, Blindness, Visual Impairment

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Arizona Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program (AzTEDP)

The Arizona Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program is a free service that provides telephone equipment such as volume control telephones, TTY’s and signaling/flashing devices to Arizona residents who are also legal residents of the United States of America who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-blind or Speech-impaired.

Arizona Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program
100 N. 15th Avenue, Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-1124

Assistance: Deafness, Hearing Loss, Blindness, Visual Impairment

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Alaska Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program (TEDP)

Alaska Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or speech-impaired or have difficulty communicating on the telephone. The equipment distributed to eligible individuals in Alaska will be Ultratec Miniprint 425 TTY model with direct connect line, turbo code, auto-answer and printer features.

Alaska Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program
3820 Lake Otis Blvd, Suite 105
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 800-697-5056
Fax: 907-563-8453
Email: alaskarelay@c-s-d.org

Assistance: Deafness, Hearing Loss, Blindness, Visual Impairment

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Arkansas Rehabilitation Services - Telecommunications Access Program (TAP)

TAP provides free telephone equipment to eligible Arkansans who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, or who have a speech, visual, mobility or cognitive impairment that prevents them from using a standard telephone. TAP is a program within Arkansas Rehabilitation Services that removes the barriers to telecommunication access through the provision of accessible communication technology.

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services - Telecommunications Access Program
Three Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 800-981-4463
Fax: 501-683-3011

Assistance: Deafness, Hearing Loss, Blindness, Visual Impairment, Speech Impairment

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Assistive Listening Device Loan Program

The Assistive Listening Device Loan Program enables people with hearing loss, as well as community organizations, to borrow the devices on a trial basis from county libraries. Two types of systems are available: Personal FM Systems for use up to 150 feet, and Wide Area FM Systems for use in larger spaces. Both systems are portable and come with simple instructions. They readily connect to all types of hearing aids and cochlear implants, and also work with ear-buds or lightweight headsets.

Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing New Jersey Dept. of Human Services
222 South Warren Street
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: 800-792-8339
Fax: 609-984-0391

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Deafness, Hearing Loss

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CaptionCall

CaptionCall uses voice recognition technology and a transcription service to quickly provide written captions of what callers say on a large, easy-to-read screen. It works like a regular telephone – simply dial and answer calls as usual – speak and listen using a phone handset like always. There is no charge for delivery, installation or ongoing customer support.

CaptionCall
4215 South Riverboat Road
Salt Lake City, Utah 84123
Phone: 877-557-2227
Fax: 801-262-8143
Email: support@CaptionCall.com

Assistance: Telephone Equipment

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Chicago Hearing Society - Anixter Center Division

Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) empowers deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people to communicate and collaborate by providing an array of social services, advocacy, support programs and assistive technology products to deaf and hard of hearing people.

Chicago Hearing Society
2001 N. Clybourn Ave., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60614
Voice: 773-248-9121
Fax: 773-248-9176
E-mail: AskCHS@anixter.org

Assistance: Educations Resources, Blindness, Deafness, Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids

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Colorado Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program (TEDP)

The TEDP makes telecommunications equipment and accessories available to qualified deaf and hard of hearing citizens in the state of Colorado. The equipment includes: amplified telephones, CapTels, speaker telephones, TTYs, video-phones and telephone equipment for deaf-blind citizens.

Colorado Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program
1575 Sherman St., Garden Level
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-2097
Fax: 303-866-4831
Email: joanne.hirsch@state.co.us

Assistance: Hearing Aids, Deafness, Hearing Loss, Blindness

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Deaf and Disabled Telecommunication Program (DDTP)

The Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) is a public program mandated by the California State Legislature and administered by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The DDTP has two components: the California Relay Service (CRS), which includes Speech to Speech, and the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) which provides assistive telecommunications equipment. The mission of the program is to provide access to basic telephone service for Californians who have difficulty using the telephone.

Deaf and Disabled Telecommunication Program
1333 Broadway, Suite 500
Oakland, California 94612
Phone: 800-806-1191
Email: info@ccaf.us

Assistance: Deafness, Hearing Loss, Equipment, Visual Impairment, Speech Impairment

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Disability Rights Maine - Telecommunications Equipment Program (TEP)

The Maine Telecommunications Equipment Program provides free or low cost adaptive telephone equipment such as volume control telephones, TTY’s and signaling/flashing devices to any Maine resident who cannot use their home’s conventional telephone due to a physical or cognitive disability.

Disability Rights Maine
Deaf Services
68 Bishop St. Suite 3
Portland, Maine 04103
Phone: 207-797-7656
Fax: 207-797-9791
Email: ewilliams@drme.org

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Deafness, Hearing Loss

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Equipment Distribution Program – NJ

Individuals unable to afford the costs of assistive communication devices may apply to the “Equipment Distribution Program’ for assistance. Upon meeting eligibility requirements, individuals may receive communication devices free of cost from the DDHH.

Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing New Jersey Dept. of Human Services
222 South Warren Street
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: 800-792-8339
Fax: 609-984-0391

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Deafness, Hearing Loss

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Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc.

Florida Telecommunications Relay organization that administers the Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program for citizens of Florida who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf/Blind and Speech Disabled. FTRI is also responsible for the education and promotion of the Florida Relay Service.

Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc.
1820 East Park Avenue
Suite 101
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 800-222-3448
Fax: 800-511-0809

Assistance: Hearing Aids, Deafness, Hearing Loss, Blindness

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Georgia Council for Hearing Impaired (GACHI) - GA Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program (GATEDP)

The Georgia Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program (GATEDP) provides free Telecommunications equipment to qualified applicants who have hearing or speech impairment GACHI is responsible for administering the program, distributing the equipment, and providing training sessions.

Georgia Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Program
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, GA 30032
Phone: 404-297-9461
Fax: 404-297-9465

Assistance: Hearing Aids, Deafness, Hearing Loss, Blindness

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Get Guam Teleworking (GGT) Loan Program

Do you need help financing the Assistive Technology device that will help you telework? Get Guam Teleworking (GGT) Loan Program can help you obtain an affordable financial loan so that you can purchase a needed Assistive Technology device or service.

University of Guam Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research & Service
House #19, Dean's Circle
Mangilao, GU 96923
Phone: 671-735-2490
Fax: 671-734- 8378

Assistance: Financial Loans, Mobility, Hearing Loss, Speech Impairment

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Hearing Aid Express

Texas residents with a hearing loss are eligible for a free amplified phone through the Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program (STAP). If you believe you have a hearing loss, visit one of our locations for a FREE screening. Qualifying individuals will be provided with an application for an amplified phone, and we will mail in the application for you. In about six weeks, the state of Texas will send you a voucher in the mail for your phone. Bring in your voucher and you can pick out the phone that best fits your needs. A person with a hearing loss is eligible for a free amplified phone every five years. Only one is allowed per household.

Hearing Aid Express
5201 Bellaire Blvd
Bellaire, TX 77401
Phone: 800-348-2018
Assistance: Technology Equipment, Hearing Loss, Deafness

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Illinois Assistive Technology Program - Device Loan

IATP's device loan program allows potential AT users try-out devices prior to purchase, have access to a backup system when their device is in for repairs and/or have access to a device while waiting for their device to be delivered.

Illinois Assistive Technology Program
1 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 100
Phone: 217-522-7985
Fax: 217-522-8067
Email: iatp@iltech.org

Assistance: Blindness, Deafness, Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids

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Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation (ITAC)

ITAC has been issuing equipment since 1988 with the purpose of providing telephone access to Illinois residents who are Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened, Deaf, Deaf-Blind or Speech-Disabled.

Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation
3001 Montvale Drive, Suite D
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: 800-841-6167
Fax: 217-698-0942

Assistance: Rental Equipment, Blindness, Deafness, Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids

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Maryland Accessible Telecommunications (MAT)

MAT distributes free amplified phones, ring signalers, TTYs and other assistive devices to qualified applicants who have difficulty using the telephone. To qualify, applicants must be receiving one or more state or federal benefits or show that they have a limited income. In addition, applicants must have a disability that makes it difficult for them to access a standard telephone.

Maryland Accessible Telecommunications
301 West Preston Streetm Suite 1008-A
Baltimore, MD 21201-2305
Phone: 800-552-7724
Fax: 410-767-4276

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Deafness, Hearing Loss

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Maryland Technology Assistance Program (MD TAP) - Equipment Loan Program

The Assistive Technology Loan program helps Maryland residents with disabilities and their families qualify for low-interest loans to buy equipment that will help them live, work, and learn more independently.

Maryland Technology Assistance Program
2301 Argonne Drive, Rm. T-17
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: 800-832-4827
Fax: 410-554-9237

Assistance: Financial Loans, Technology Equipment

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Massachusetts Equipment Distribution Program (MassEDP)

The Massachusetts Equipment Distribution Program (MassEDP) is a service that provides residents with a permanent disability access to the telephone network in their homes. MassEDP offers specialized telephones for free or at a reduced cost, depending on income.

MassEDP Main Office
1380 Bay St, Bldg B
Taunton, MA 02780
Phone: 800-300-5658
Fax: 508-828-2595
E-Mail: grant.harrison@state.ma.us

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Deafness, Hearing Loss

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Missouri Assistive Technology

The Telecommunications Access Program for Telephone (TAP-T) provides access to basic voice telephone calling (both sending and receiving) for individuals with all types of disabilities through the delivery of adaptive telephone equipment. The program provides such equipment as text telephones, voice carry over phones, phone for hearing carry over, amplified phones, Braille phones, hands-free phones and photo phones.

Missouri Assistive Technology
1501 NW Jefferson Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Phone: 816-655-6700
Fax: (816) 655-6710
Email: MoAT1501@att.net

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Deafness, Hearing Loss

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Montana Telecommunications Access Program (MTAP) - Assistive Equipment

MTAP oversees the Montana Relay program, which allows people who are Deaf to use telephone services, and by offering assistive equipment and services to Montanans whose disabilities make it hard for them to use the phone.

Montana Telecommunications Access Program
111 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59604
Phone: 800-833-8503
Email: relay@mt.gov

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Deafness, Hearing Loss

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Nebraska Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Program (NSTEP)

Nebraska Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Program (NSTEP) is a program that provides free equipment for Nebraska residents with qualifying disabilities that interfere with the use of the telephone. Individuals who are experiencing difficulty using their current telephone equipment are encouraged to apply to receive assistive equipment through the Nebraska Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Program.

Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
4600 Valley Road, Suite 420
Lincoln, NE 68510-4844
Phone: 402-471-3593
Fax: 402-742-2357
Email: kim.davis@nebraska.gov

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Deafness, Hearing Loss

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New Hampshire Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Program (NH-TEDP)

New Hampshire Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Program provides telephone equipment for little or no cost to people who have a permanent disability.

New Hampshire Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Program
57 Regional Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-224-1850 ext 207
Email: equipment@ndhhs.org

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Deafness, Hearing Loss

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North Carolina Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing

North Carolina Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing provides services and devices that enable people with hearing loss and speech-impairment to use the telephone and to be alerted when the telephone rings.

North Carolina Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
2301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2301
Phone: 919-874-2238

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Deafness, Hearing Loss, Speech Impaired

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North Dakota IPAT - Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Service (TEDS)

The North Dakota Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Service (TEDS) provides equipment to those who have difficulty using a traditional telephone.

North Dakota IPAT - Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Service
3240-15th Street South, Suite B
Fargo, ND 58104
Phone: 800-895-4728
Email: ipatinfo@ndipat.org

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Deafness, Hearing Loss, Speech Impaired

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Oregon Telecommunication Devices Access Program

Oregon Telecommunication Devices Access Program loans adaptive telephone equipment at no cost and with no income restrictions to eligible Oregonians who have at least one of the following impairments: hearing, vision, speech, mobility and cognitive.

Oregon Public Utility Commission
550 Capitol St NE Ste 215
Salem OR 97301-2551
Phone: 800-848-4442
Fax: 877-567-1977
Email: puc.rspf@state.or.us

Assistance: Equipment Loans, Hearing Loss, Speech Impairment, Vision Impairment

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Pennsylvania Telecommunication Device Distribution Program (TDDP)

Pennsylvania's Telecommunication Device Distribution Program (TDDP) provides specialized equipment, FREE, to eligible Pennsylvanians who have disabilities which impede them from having independent access to telephone services. People with disabilities includes people who are deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired, blind or have visual problems, have physical disabilities or intellectual disabilities.

Institute on Disabilities
1755 N 13th Street, Student Center, Room 411S
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-1356
Fax: 215-204-6336
Email: iod@temple.edu

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Hearing Loss, Speech Impairment, Vision Impairment

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Rhode Island Adaptive Telephone Equipment Loan Program (ATEL)

The Rhode Island Telephone Equipment Loan Program (ATEL) provides demonstrations, training and long term loan and device reutilization services of specialized telephone equipment to qualified individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, have a speech impairment, or who suffer from neuromuscular damage or disease, that hinders them from using a standard telephone.

Adaptive Telephone Loan Equpment Program (ATEL)
c/o Office of Rehabilitation Services
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-462-7857
Fax: 401-222-3574

Assistance: Equipment Loans, Hearing Loss, Speech Impairment, Vision Impairment

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South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind - Equipment Distribution Program (SCEDP)

The SC Equipment Distribution Program (SCEDP) serves South Carolina residents who have a hearing or speech challenge by providing free specialized phone equipment and alerting devices.

101 Executive Center Drive, Suite 120, Saluda Building
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-896-8390
Fax: 803-896-8345
E-mail: thardin@scedp.org

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Hearing Loss, Speech Impairment, Vision Impairment

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South Dakota Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Program (TEDP)

The purpose of the Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program is to provide accessible telephone services for individuals who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind, severe hearing loss, or Speech-Impaired.

Division of Rehabilitation Services
500 East Capital Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605-773-4644
Email: Janet.Ball@state.sd.us

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Hearing Loss, Speech Impairment, Vision Impairment

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Telecommunications Access Iowa (TAI)

Telecommunications Access Iowa provides telecommunications equipment to residents with hearing loss or visual impairment.

Telecommunications Access Iowa
6925 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322
Phone: 515-282-5099
Fax: 515-237-3917
Email: teleiowa@aol.com

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Deafness, Hearing Loss

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Telecommunications Access Program of Kansas (TAP)

The Kansas Telecommunications Access Progam (TAP) can provide you with a telephone specifically designed to help you with any of these difficulties. TAP provides these specialized telephones FREE to those that qualify. Kansas residents with existing telephone service and income below $55,000 per year will qualify if they also have trouble hearing, seeing, speaking, remembering, walking, or holding a telephone.

Telecommunications Access Program of Kansas
4848 SW 21st Street, Suite 201
Topeka, KS 66604-4415
Phone: 785-234-0200
Email: tap@kstelecom.com

Assistance: Hearing Loss, Speech Impairment, Deafness

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Telecommunications Access Program of Kentucky (KTAP)

Telecommunications Access Program of Kentucky provides telecommunications equipment to Kentucky residents with hearing loss or visual impairment.

Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
632 Versailles Rd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-573-2604
Email: kcdhh@kcdhh.ky.gov

Assistance: Hearing Loss, Speech Impairment, Deafness

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Telecommunication Equipment Distribution (TED)

The Telecommunication Equipment Distribution (TED) program distributes specialized telecommunication equipment that enables Washington residents to have independent use of the telephone.

Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Program
1115 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98504-5301
Phone: 800-422-7930
Fax: 360-902-0855
Email: odhh@dshs.wa.gov

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Hearing Loss, Deafness,

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Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program (TEDP)

The Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Program (TEDP) lends telecommunications devices at no cost to qualifying New Mexico residents who need assistance in communicating on the phone. Devices include amplified telephones, TTYs, speech-generating devices, neck loops and silhouettes.

Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program (TEDP)

2500 Louisiana Blvd., NE, Suite 400
Albuquerque, NM 87110 V/TTY: 1.505.881.8824
Phone: 505-435-9319
Fax: 505-881-8831

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Deafness, Hearing Loss

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Telephone Equipment Distribution (TED) Program (MN)

The TED Program provides telephone equipment to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, speech impaired or have a physical disability and need adaptive equipment in order to use the phone. The equipment is loaned out at no cost as a long-term loan. Available equipment include captioned phones, light flashing ring signalers, TTYs, amplified telephones, loud ringers, hands free speakerphones and more.

Telephone Equipment Distribution
444 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155-3814
Phone: 800-657-3663
Fax: 651-431-7587
Email: ted.program@state.mn.us

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Tennessee Regulatory Authority - Telecommunications Devices Access Programs (TDAP)

Telecommunications Devices Access Programs distributes appropriate telecommunications devices so that persons who have a disability may effectively use basic telephone service.

Tennessee Regulatory Authority

460 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-0505
Phone: 615-741-3939
Email: contact.tra@tn.gov

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Hearing Loss, Speech Impairment, Vision Impairment

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Texas Specialized Telecommunication Assistance Program

Texas Specialized Telecommunication Assistance Program offers people with hearing loss a free phone and assistive listening device to help with the use of a telephone.

Texas Specialized Telecommunication Assistance Program
7615 Campbell Road
Dallas, TX 75248
Phone: 972-380-0222
Fax: 972-380-1368

Assistance: Deafness, Hearing Loss, Blindness, Visual Impairment, Telephone Equipment Programs

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Utah Equipment Distribution Program - Utah Relay

Utah Relay Loans telecommunications equipment to residents with deafness or hearing loss.

Relay Utah
168 N. 1950 W. Ste. 103
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: 801-530-6715
Fax: 801-530-6796

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Hearing Loss

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Vermont Equipment Distribution Program (VTEDP)

The Vermont Equipment Distribution Program (VT-EDP) provides free TTYs and other adaptive equipment to Vermonters with disabilities that require special equipment to use the telephone.

Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VCDHH)
130 Austine Drive
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
Phone: 888-254-3323
Phone: 802-258-9574
Email: vtedp@vcdhh.org

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Hearing Loss

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Virginia Technology Assistance Program (TAP)

TAP provides telecommunication equipment to qualified applicants whose disabilities prevent them from using a standard telephone.

The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1602 Rolling Hills Drive, Suite 203
Henrico, VA 23229-5012
Phone: 804-662-9502
Fax: 804-662-9718
Email: frontdsk@vddhh.virginia.gov

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Hearing Loss, Deafness

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West Virginia Telephonic Communication Device Loan Program

WVCDHH's Telephonic Communication Device Loan Program offers equipment for West Virginia residents with qualifying disabilities that interfere with the use of the telephone. Individuals who are experiencing difficulty using their current telephone equipment are encouraged to apply to receive assistive equipment through the Loan Program.

West Virginia Relay
Capital Complex, Bldg. 6, Room 863
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: 800-676-3777

Assistance: Technology Equipment Loans, Hearing Loss, Deafness,

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Williams Sound

Williams Sound has proudly teamed with the Military Audiology Association (MAA) to offer the Retiree Assistive Listening Device (RALD) program to both retired and active-duty U.S. military service members and their families. The Rald program was created to provide these veterans and service men and women access to assistive listening devices (ALDs) at a 20% saving over retail cost, along with free personalized telephone support.

Williams Sound LLC
10300 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Phone: 800-843-3544
Fax: 952-943-2174
Email: info@williamssound.com

Assistance: Deafness, Hearing Loss, Blindness, Visual Impairment, Telephone Equipment

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Wisconsin Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program (TEPP)

The Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program (TEPP) is to help people with disabilities buy specialized equipment they need in order to use basic telephone services.

Public Service Commission
P.O. Box 7854
Madison, WI 53707-7854
Phone: 800-251-8345
Fax: 608-266-3957
Email: pscrecordsmail@wisconsin.gov

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Hearing Loss, Deafness,

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Wyoming Department of Workforce Services - Wyoming Relay/Deaf Services

The Wyoming Relay/Deaf Services Program provides numerous services to individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or speech impaired, and to individuals, businesses, or agencies that work with or assist these individuals. Services include: equipment distribution, which includes amplified phones, TTY's (text telephones) and signaling devices; information and referral; training; and interpreter referral.

Wyoming Department of Workforce Services - Wyoming Relay/Deaf Services
851 Werner Court, #120
Casper, WY 82601
Phone: 307-261-2172
Fax: 307-472-5601

Assistance: Technology Equipment Loans, Hearing Loss, Deafness,

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Service Animal Programs

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Assistance Dog United Campaign

The Assistance Dog United Campaign (ADUC) is a health and human welfare organization which provides financial assistance to individuals who have the need for an assistance dog but have difficulty in raising the necessary funds and to people and programs whose purpose is to provide assistance dogs to people with disabilities.

Assistance Dog United Campaign
5860 Labath Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Phone: 866-956-5400
Fax: 707 545-0800
Email: info@assistancedogunitedcampaign.org

Assistance: Blindness, Service Animals

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Can Do Canines - Hearing Assist Dogs

Can Do Canines provides service animals to individuals with hearing loss. Applicants must be a resident of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa.

Can Do Canines
9440 Science Center Drive
New Hope, Minnesota 55428
Phone: 763-331-3000
Fax: 763-331-3009
Email: info@can-do-canines.org

Assistance: Guide Dogs, Deafness, Hearing Loss


Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. - Hearing Dogs Program

Dogs for the Deaf provide Hearing Dogs to qualified individuals suffering from hearing loss.

Dogs for the Deaf
10175 Wheeler Road
Central Point, Oregon 97502
Phone: 800-990-3647

Assistance: Guide Dogs, Deafness, Hearing Loss

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International Hearing Dog, Inc.

International Hearing Dog, Inc. specializes in the training and placement of Hearing Dogs at no cost to the recipient. All of the dogs selected for this special training come from local animal shelters. The dogs are generally mixed breeds, six months to a year in age, in good health, with aim-to-please, energetic personalities. IHDI also trains dogs to assist Deaf/Blind individuals (in the home only) by guiding slowly to the source of the sound. Each dog is selected with the needs and lifestyle of its new master in mind.

International Hearing Dog, Inc.
5901 E. 89th Avenue
Henderson, CO 80640
Phone: 303-287-3277
Fax: 303-287-3425
Email: info@hearingdog.org

Assistance: Guide Dogs, Deafness, Hearing Loss

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Children’s Programs

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California Department of Health Care Services - California Children's Services (CCS)

California Children's Services (CCS) is a state program for children with certain diseases or health problems. Through this program, children up to 21 years old can get the health care and services they need. CCS will connect you with doctors and trained health care people who know how to care for your child with special health care needs.

California Department of Health Care Services - California Children's Services
P.O. Box 997413
Sacramento, CA 95899-7413
Phone: 916-445-4171

Assistance: Children’s Services

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Children's Special Health Care Services - Indiana State Department of Health

The Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) Program helps families of children with serious chronic medical conditions get treatment related to their child’s medical condition. CSHCS serves as a type of supplemental insurance and is the payer of last resort. Eligibility is based on financial income and medical condition. Patients must be under 21 to qualify.

Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
2853 East Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47408-2696
Phone: 812-855-6508
Fax: 812-855-9630
Email: prattc@indiana.edu

Assistance: Financial Assistance, Children Assistance Program

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Dorothy Ames Trust Fund

Dorothy Ames Trust Fund assists deaf children in New England to purchase hearing aids and hire auditory trainers and to teach them to use their voices as distinguished from sign language.

Dorothy Ames Trust Fund Key
66 South Pearl Street, 9th Floor
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 866-238-8650
Fax: 518-257-9670
Email: judy.demerchant@maine.gov

Assistance: Children’s Services, Hearing Aids, Deafness, Hearing Loss, Blindness

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Help Kids Hear

Help Kids Hear was founded by parents of hard of hearing kids and is dedicated to helping other parents find the information and resources they need in dealing with a deaf / hard of hearing (DHH) child.

Help Kids Hear
Email: info@helpkidshear.org

Assistance: Hearing Loss, Deafness, Education, Children’s Services

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Howard and Espa Michaud Charitable Trust Fund

This program is designed to assist “children from the Aroostook County, ME, area, with special emphasis on children from the greater Presque Isle area, who are in need of special treatment related to audio disorders or deficiencies." Funds may be used exclusively for the care, treatment and/or furnishing of devices for children with hearing impairments or disorders. All other funding sources must be accessed first.

Howard & Espa Michaud Charitable Trust
30 Skyway Drive, Unit 100
Caribou, ME 04736
Phone: 800-432-7366
Fax: 518-493-4168
Email: judy.demerchant@maine.gov

Assistance: Children’s Assistance, Testing, Hearing Loss, Deafness, Education

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John Tracy Clinic

John Tracy Clinic (JTC) provides worldwide, parent-centered services to young children (ages 0-5) with a hearing loss offering families hope, guidance and encouragement. JTC is the leading diagnostic and education center for young children with hearing loss. We are the largest private provider of services to families with young children overcoming hearing loss in the world. Our renowned audiology, education and support services have garnered international attention and praise. We serve more than 25,000 families each year.

John Tracy Clinic
806 West Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007-2505
Phone: 213-748-5481
Fax: 213-749-1651

Assistance: Hearing Loss, Deafness, Education, Children’s Services

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Minnesota STAR Program - Crippled Child Relief, Inc.

Crippled Child Relief, Inc. is a volunteer organization that assists people with disabilities by purchasing adaptive equipment.

Crippled Child Relief, Inc.
5742 Rhode Island Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55428
Phone: 763-533-0759
Fax: 651-282-6671

Assistance: Child Disability, Equipment

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Ohio Department of Health - Bureau of Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH)

BCMH links families of children with special health care needs to a network of quality providers and helps families obtain payment for the services their children need.

Ohio Department of Health- Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps
246 North High Street
P.O. Box 1603
Columbus, OH 43216-1603
Phone: 800-755-4769
Fax: 614-728-3616
Email: BCMH@odh.ohio.gov

Assistance: Financial Assistance, Children’s Services

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Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation - KEX Kids Fund

The Lions of Oregon provide high quality hearing aids and glasses to children in Oregon whose parents cannot afford to purchase these aids.

Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation
1010 NW 22nd Avenue, #144, Portland, OR 97210
Phone: 971-270-0203
Fax: 503-413-7522
Email: info@orlions.org

Assistance: Children’s Program, Deafness, Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, Vision Impairment

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Financial Assistance Programs

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Guam Options for Alternative Loans - Assistive Technology

Do you need help financing the Assistive Technology device that will help you be more productive and independent? GOAL-AT can help you obtain an affordable financial loan so that you can purchase a needed Assistive Technology device or service. If you are a person with a disability or a family member of a child with a disability, you may be able to get an affordable financial loan to purchase any of the following types of assistive technology: Hearing aids & listening devices, wheelchairs or scooters, home modifications/ ramps, lifts and vehicle modifications, computers, computer software, and accessories, communication devices

University of Guam Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research & Service
House #19, Dean's Circle
Mangilao, GU 96923
Phone: 671-735-2490
Fax: 671-734- 8378

Assistance: Financial Loans

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Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged & Disabled (HAAAD)

HAAAD provides financial assistance for hearing aids to individuals who have hearing loss. You must be a New Jersey resident to qualify.

Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing New Jersey Dept. of Human Services
222 South Warren Street
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: 800-792-8339
Fax: 609-984-0391

Assistance: Financial Assistance, Deafness, Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids

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Kiwanis Clubs

Kiwanis Clubs provide financial assistance for hearing aids. Contact your local Kiwanis Club to see if members might be of assistance.

Kiwanis Clubs
3636 Woodview Trace
Indianapolis, IN 46268-3196
Phone: 800-549-2647
Fax: 317-879-0204

Assistance: Financial Assistance

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Northwest Lions Foundation - Patient Care Grants

In communities throughout Washington and Northern Idaho, the Northwest Lions Foundation provides financial assistance for special equipment and medical procedures to individuals with visual and hearing impairment.

Northwest Lions Foundation
221 Yale Ave. N., Ste. 450
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 206-682-8500
Fax: 206-838-4627
Email: marshar@nlfoundation.org.

Assistance: Financial Assistance, Blindness, Deafness, Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids

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Nevada Assistive Technology - CARE Loan Program

The CARE Loan Program offers financial loans at low interest rates for the purchase of assistive devices—most often, home and vehicle modifications.

Aging & Disability Services Division (ADSD)
3416 Goni Rd D-132
Carson City, NV 89706
Phone: 775-687-4210
Fax: 775-687-4264
Email: adsd@adsd.nv.gov

Assistance: Financial Loans

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South Dakota Dept. of Human Services - Cochlear Implant Program

The Cochlear Implant Program provides financial assistance to an eligible individual who is uninsured or to help offset the deductible or coinsurance for an individual with an insurance plan that covers cochlear implants. The program provides funding for the cost of the implant surgery for one ear or both ears, one or two implant devices, surgeon fee, hospital fee, the initial mapping and up to a maximum of 12 follow up mappings within one year post surgery.

Division of Rehabilitation Services
500 East Capital Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605-773-4644
Email: Janet.Ball@state.sd.us

Assistance: Financial Assistance, Technology Equipment, Hearing Loss

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Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services - Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program (STAP)

STAP is a voucher program that provides financial assistance for the purchase of specialized assistive equipment or services for individuals whose disability interferes with their ability to access the telephone network.

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
4800 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78756
Phone: 800-628-5115
Fax: 512-424-4730
Email: DARS.Inquiries@dars.state.tx.us

Assistance: Financial Assistance

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Utah Assistive Technology Foundation

The Utah Assistive Technology Foundation provides low-interest loans to purchase assistive technology and telework devices and to start or expand small businesses. The UATF also offers small grants of $250 or less on a limited basis through non-federal funding to families who meet federal poverty guidelines.

Utah Assistive Technology Foundation
6835 Old Main Hill
Logan, Ut 84322-6835
Phone: 800-524-5152
Fax: 435-797-2355
Email: uatf@cpd2.usu.edu

Assistance: Financial Loans

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Additional Assistance Program

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Be An Angel - Hearing Aid Program

Be An Angel provides wheelchairs, multi-sensory equipment, nutritional supplements, hearing aids and other adaptive equipment and select services to individuals and institutions that require a supplement to alternative means of funding.

Be An Angel
2003 Aldine-Bender Rd. Houston, Texas 77032
Phone: 281-219-3313
Fax: 281-219-7746

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Financial Assistance, Hearing Loss, Speech Impairment, Vision Impairment, Mobility, Hearing Aids, Nutritional Products

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Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI)

The Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI) connects Delawareans who have disabilities with the tools they need in order to learn, work, play, and participate in community life safely and independently.

Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative Central Site
461 Wyoming Road
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 800- 870-DATI
Fax: 302-831-4690

Assistance: Hearing Aids, Deafness, Hearing Loss, Blindness, Work Training

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Easter Seals

The Easter Seals have over 400 local service centers with varying services; some assist low-income adults and children with hearing aids and other rehabilitative devices.

Easter Seals
230 West Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-726-6200
Fax: 312-726-1494

Assistance: Hearing loss, Deafness, Financial assistance

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Friends of Man

Friends of Man helps people of all ages with a large variety of needs including Mobility Equipment: (prostheses, wheelchairs, van lifts, and modifications, ramps, home modifications); Medical Equipment and Procedures; Hearing Aids, Dentures, Glasses; Basic Needs: Clothing for Children, Food; Short-term Daycare, Prescriptions, Cobra/Health Insurance.

Friends of Man|
P.O. Box 937
Littleton, CO 80160-0937
Phone: 303-798-2342
Email: applications@friendsofman.org

Assistance: Disability, Hearing Loss, Visual Impairment, Daycare, Prescription Drugs, Dental Care, Clothing

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Guam AT Recycling and Equipment Exchange Service

Guam System for Assistive Technology supports an online and call-in system that may be a source for "previously-owned" assistive devices, usually available at a lower cost than buying new. This service helps get used assistive technology devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, lifts, portable ramps, and other devices out of attics and garages and into the hands of people with disabilities that need them.

University of Guam Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research & Service
House #19, Dean's Circle
Mangilao, GU 96923
Phone: 671-735-2490
Fax: 671-734- 8378

Assistance: Equipment Loans, Mobility, Hearing Loss, Speech Impairment

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Oklahoma ABLE Tech Programs

Oklahoma ABLE Tech's provides assistive technology (AT) for individuals with disabilities of all ages. A tremendous variety of AT and resources are available today including financial assistance, hearing aids and equipment loans.

Oklahoma ABLE Tech
1514 W. Hall of Fame
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-9748
Fax: 405-744-2487

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Financial Assistance, Deafness, Hearing Loss, Speech Impaired

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Poquoson Lions Club - Hearing & Sight Conservation

The Poquoson Lions Club collects, cleans, repairs, and redistributes used eyeglasses and hearing aids in and around the peninsula and northern neck region of Virginia.

Poquoson Lions Club
49 Odd Rd.
Poquoson, VA 23662
Phone: 757-659-0023
Email: btsmith@poquosonlions.com

Assistance: Technology Equipment, Hearing Aids, Eyeglasses, Testing

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Saratoga Springs Lions Club

The Saratoga Springs Lions Club financially supports and promotes a "lending library" of assistive listening devices, available free of charge to those with hearing problems. The club pays for eye exams, glasses, and medication for youth and adults who cannot afford them.

Saratoga Springs Lions Club
P.O. Box 166
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: 518-212-7752
Email: SaratogaSpringsLions@gmail.com

Assistance: Deafness, Hearing Loss, Equipment Loans, Vision Testing, Seeing Impaired

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Travelers Protective Association Scholarship Trust for the Deaf and Near-Deaf

The Travelers Protective Association of America established the Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired in Scholarship Logo1975 to provide financial aid to people who suffer deafness or hearing impairment and who need assistance in obtaining mechanical devices, medical or specialized treatment or specialized education as well as speech classes, note takers, interpreters, etc. and in other areas of need that are directly related to hearing impairment.

Travelers Protective Association of America
3755 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-371-0533
Fax: 314-371-0537

Assistance: Financial Assistance

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University of Maryland Hearing and Speech Clinic

The University Of Maryland Hearing and Speech Clinic provides speech-language therapy, hearing evaluations, and aural rehabilitation services to the community at reasonable fees.

University Of Maryland Hearing and Speech Clinic
0110 LeFrak Hall
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-4218
Fax: 301-314-2023
Email: clinic@hesp.umd.edu

Assistance: Hearing loss, education, rehabilitation services

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U.S. Veterans Administration

All World War I veterans are eligible to receive free hearing aids. Other veterans can receive free hearing aids if their hearing loss is at least 50 percent service-related. Veterans must first contact a V.A. medical facility near their home. The veteran’s health care act provides free TeleCaption decoders to veterans who have profound hearing loss that is service-related. The V.A. will also provide TTYs and telephone amplification devices to veterans with service-related hearing loss.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420

Assistance: Hearing Loss, Deafness, Deafness, Hearing Loss, Blindness, Visual Impairment, Telephone Equipment Programs

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