The cost of hearing aids can easily reach or exceed $5,000, and they must be replaced multiple times during a person’s lifetime. We estimate that over 70,000 low income Missourians would benefit from hearing aid assistance, but their ability to afford hearing aids is extremely difficult. Many find there are few options for help.
Why is this important? Simply, every person needs to be able to effectively communicate in all situations, but many with hearing loss cannot afford the cost of treatment.
In 2019, to help alleviate this issue, the Missouri legislature enacted the Hearing Aid Distribution Program (HADP) to fund hearing aids for Missourians below 100% of the federal poverty limit. The Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH) is tasked to operate the program.
The need for HADP is much larger than our ability to fund the program, and all donations will be used solely for hearing aid funding to directly assist low-income Missourians seeking hearing aids from a licensed provider.
Donations, small and large, are welcome*, to donate:
Mail a check or money order to:
Attn. HADP Donations
3216 Emerald Lane, Suite B
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Make a credit card donation:
Donors will receive an annual summary of how their donations have made an impact.
*Most donations are tax deductible, but donors should consult with their tax advisor.