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Hearing Aid Assistance

Learn about our program offering financial assistance and guidance to individuals seeking access to affordable hearing aids, ensuring that no one is limited by hearing loss.

Obstacles facing Tennesseans with hearing loss:

  • Insurance companies generally do not cover hearing aids
  • Hearing aids are very expensive, costing an average of $3,000 – $5,000
  • Financial assistance for professional services is difficult to find
little girl in a headphones during a hearing test


Complete our application HERE for service and provide all requested documents.

Eligibility for our programs is determined by household income and extenuating personal and financial circumstances. We use the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Federal Income Guidelines to determine client eligibility and fees for services. We accept clients whose gross annual household income follows the chart on the following page. Fee payment is required at the time of service. Using a credit card will result in an additional $10 processing fee.

A copy of the following documentation must be included with your completed application. Failure to do so will result in a delay in processing your application:

  • A completed application for assistance (you can find a downloadable version or an online form version of the application HERE)
  • Verification of residency You may submit a utility, cable or phone bill or a copy of your driver’s license if the address is correct. (Must be a street address, no post office boxes)
  • Proof of household incomeLatest IRS 1040 tax return form and you may be asked to submit a Social Security statement (and/or SSI), an alimony statement, VA benefits statement, retirement pension statement, retirement investment statement, disability income statement, or a check stub from your employer.
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Need for Services

Over 40 million people 18 years and over living in the United States are affected by varying degrees of hearing loss according to the Hearing Loss Association of America. Hearing loss can make communication difficult for these individuals in a multitude of situations. In some cases, adults with hearing loss face losing their jobs, children might not develop communication in a timely manner, and elderly individuals may become depressed and withdraw from society.

Over 760,000 Tennesseans 18 and over suffer from some amount of hearing loss. Tennessee has one of the highest household poverty rates in the United States and many people in East Tennessee are unable to afford hearing aids.

Audiological Evaluation

An audiological assessment is a painless, noninvasive hearing test that measures a person’s ability to hear different sounds, pitches or frequencies. The diagnostic test is performed in a soundproof booth under headphones by a licensed Audiologist. The test takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes to complete. Following the test, our audiologist will discuss the results and options for treatment, if necessary.

Apply for Hearing Aid Assistance