A bill sponsored by South Carolina Sen. Greg Hembree to provide coverage for hearing aids and repairs, up to $2,500 every two years, is currently in the Senate’s banking and insurance committee, according to an article on the Count on 2 website.

Michelle Barden, who has sensorineural and conductive hearing loss, is working with the senator on the bill. Since moving to South Carolina, her hearing aids have been an out-of-pocket expense.

“If you think of a used car, that’s pretty much how much my hearing aids would cost,” Barden was quoted in the article as saying.

To read the article in its entirety, please click here.

Source: Count on 2