A new program in Missouri may help low-income residents obtain hearing aids, according to an article on the St Louis Public Radio/NPR website.
The Hearing Aid Distribution Program (HADP)—which received $100,000 in state funding this year according to the report—will cover up to $3,900 per pair and $1,950 per hearing aid for people living at or below the federal poverty line. Applicants must provide proof of income, a cost estimate from a licensed hearing aid vendor, and hearing test results.
Governor Mike Parson signed Senate Bill No.101 in July creating the program. According to the article, current funding is expected to cover the cost for about 20 applicants.
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Source: St Louis Public Radio/NPR