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NCHAM: National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management, Utah State University

Last Modified: 09/17/2014

((( Hearing Aid Loaner Bank Programs

The 2007 Position Statement of the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing recommends that children identified with hearing loss should have immediate access to high-quality technology, including hearing aids. Access, however, is often slowed by the cost of hearing aids for parents or delays in insurance or third-party approvals. Oftentimes insurance does not cover the purchase and fitting of a hearing aid. Hearing aid loaner banks are a resource that can provide immediate, though temporary, access to appropriate amplification for young children with hearing loss whose parents choose that option.

In a survey conducted by NCHAM in 2011, one or more hearing aid loaner banks were identified in 26 states/territories. Eleven states/territories may have a hearing aid loaner bank but did not complete a survey and sixteen states/territories do not have a hearing aid loaner bank.

Contact information, as reported in the 2011 survey, is below.

Hearing Aid Loaner Bank Address City State Zip code Phone number
Children's HEAR Center 1600 7th Avenue South Birmingham AL 35233 205-939-6741
HEAR for Kids PO Box 11359 Glendale AZ 85318 602-690-3975
DC Hears Loaner Aid Bank 899 North Capital Street NEW 3rd Floor Washington DC 20002 202-487-5820
Delaware's Hearing Aid Loaner Bank Division of Public Health 417 Federal Street Dover DE 19901 302-744-4544
duPont Hospital for Children Audiology Clinic 1600 Rockland Rd Wilmington DE 19899 302-651-6043
UNHSI Program's Georgia Hearing Aid Loaner Bank (GA HALB) 2 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 11-222 Atlanta GA 30303 404-657-2878
Children with Special Health Needs Branch 741 Sunset Avenue Honolulu HI 96816 808-733-9067
Idaho Lions Loaner Bank 1450 Main St. Gooding ID 83330 208-934-4457
Childrens Memorial Hospital 2345 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago IL 60614 773-880-4531
Indiana Lions Club Hearing Aid Loaner Bank 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Suite 0860 Indianapolis IN 46202 317-944-5612
Kansas Infant Hearing Aid Loaner Bank 450 E Park Olathe KS 66061 913-324-0600
Heuser Hearing Institute 117 East Kentucky Street Louisville KY 40203 502-584-3573
Sound Start 300 Longwood Ave., LO-367 Boston MA 02115 617-355-0689
Michigan A.G.Bell Ass'n. for the Deaf 829 Park Lane Grosse Pointe Park MI 48230 313-331-2378
Lions Infant Hearing Program University of Minnesota, Otolarygology-Head & Neck Surgery, 516 Delaware St. SE, MMC 396 Minneapolis MN 55455 612-626-0946
Missouri School For the Deaf Hearing Aid Loaner Bank 505 E. 5th St. Fulton MO 65251 573-592-2543
CNMI EHDI Program PO Box 500409 Saipan MP 96950 670-236-8709
Nebraska Children's Hearing Aid Loaner Bank 202 Barkley Memorial Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln NE 68583 402-472-0043
Nevada Hands & Voices Loaner Hearing Aid Bank 2667 Enterprise Road Reno NV 89512 775-688-1341
Oregon EHDI Program Loaner Hearing Aid Bank 800 NE Oregon St, Ste 825 Portland OR 97232 971-673-2433
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHO) Several Locations within CHOP Network (PA & NJ) Philadelphia PA 19104 215-590-7620
Friends of Tennessee's Babies with Special Needs Hearing Aid Loaner Bank Tennessee School for the Deaf, 2725 Island Home Boulevard Knoxville TN 37920 865-579-2496
Utah Dept of Health Hearing Aid Recycling Program (HARP) 44 N Mario Capecchi Drive Salt Lake City UT 84113 801-584-8215
Virginia Hearing Aid Loan Bank 853 West Main St. Suite 104A Charlottesville VA 22903 434-924-8620
Virginia Commonwealth University Audiology Dept. loaner bank VCU Health System, Nelson Clinic, 403 N 11th St, Box 980150 Richmond VA 23298 804-828-0431
Seattle Children's Trial and Loaner Hearing Aid Bank 4800 Sand Point Way NE, W6640 Seattle WA 98105 206-987-5173
WI Infant & Children's Statewise Hearing Aid Exchange Service (WISHES) 124 2nd Street #11 Baraboo WI 53913 608-355-2023