Hearing aids can be some of the most complicated and expensive types of assistive technology. Here are link to useful information and financial resources for obtaining hearing aids.
All About Hearing Aids
Questions and answers about choosing and using hearing aids from the National Institutes of Health
DCATP DC Funds
Provides low cost financial loans to purchase assistive technology, including hearing aids.
DC Center for Independent Living
Department on Disability Services
DC Government agencies for individuals with disabilities and seniors
The following are national resources for hearing aid information and financial assistance.
Hearing Loss Association of America
Also has local chapters for information and support
Amplifon Hearing Health Care
Information on how to choose a hearing aid, finding providers, financing options and more
American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
Information and funding resources through local agencies and programs
Insurance and financial assistance options for hearing aids.
National Hearing Aid Project
Accepts donations of used hearing aids for refurbishing, reuse and redistributes to qualified applicants
Lion's Club Hearing Aid Project (opens a PDF in a new window)
Program which provides high-quality, low-cost hearing aids to those who need them through Lions clubs and
Lions' hearing program.
Starkey Hearing Foundation
The Hear Now Program provides financial assistance for low income applicants
Lower priced hearing aids
Provides lower cost hearing aids and services
Online low cost hearing aids
Better Hearing Institute
Financial assistance guide
Supports individuals with limited income to obtain hearing aids
Costco Hearing Aids
Comprehensive services and information from a national discount retailer
More Resources and Information
Assistive Listening Devices
This device is not a hearing aid but amplifies sounds to hear speech and environmental sounds. It works best for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss and who can clearly understand speech (if it is loud enough). These devices are a bit less expensive than hearing aids. The DCATP has this device in our AT technology center. If you would like to come in and try it out, please let us know.
Although we attempt to keep resources up-to-date, information can change quickly and without notice. Please use your best judgement when contacting each organization
Reference in this site to any specific commercial product, process, or service, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the DC Assistive Technology Program.