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

Last Updated: 9/25/14

Hearing Aid Legislation

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Hearing Aids for Children

"A child's ability to hear should not be determined based on family income. It should be viewed as a fundamental right to the citizens of our state, especially when we have a mandated hearing screening program. To diagnose deafness and then fail to provide intervention is morally and ethically unacceptable. We need to provide access to hearing aids via multiple sources (Medicaid and private insurances)."

Hearing Aid Coverage

Legislation requiring that each individual, group and blanket health insurance contract, including each policy or contract issued by a hospital or medical service contract, that is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in the state, provide coverage per individual hearing aid, per ear for children covered as a dependent by the policy holder.

What Can You Do?

Please contact and urge your State Senator and Representative to co-sponsor and support the hearing aid legislation!

profile view of a baby wearing a hearing aid