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Last Modified: 03/18/2022

((( 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.


2 Ears 2 Learn is a non-profit organization that collects and refurbishes used sound processors and then provides them to qualified children with Microtia and Aural Atresia at no-charge.

Address: 100 E. Idaho Street #318, Boise, ID 83712
Phone: 208-949-6975

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 Email Comments
Oticon Pediatric Loaner Bank [PDF] National 888-684-7331 For children < 3yrs while waiting for 3rd party reimbursement
Children's HEAR Center 1600 7th Avenue South Birmingham AL 35233 205-939-6741 Email Children's HEAR Center
HEAR for Kids PO Box 11359 Glendale AZ 85318 602-690-3975
Let Them Hear Foundation CA 650-462-3143 Email Let Them Hear Foundation
Bill Daniel's Center for Children The Children's Hospital, 13123 East 16th Avenue Aurora CO 80045 Center: 720-777-1234, Program info: Valerie Hernandez, 303-861-6531
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
Children's Hearing Help Fund FL 1-866-999-2443 Email Children's Hearing Help Fund
UNHSI Program's Georgia Hearing Aid Loaner Bank (GA HALB) 2 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 11-222 Atlanta GA 30303 404-657-5761
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 Email Idaho Lions Loaner Bank FM systems also available
Children's 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/Toddler Hearing Aid Loaner Bank 450 E Park Olathe KS 66061 913-324-0600 Email Kansas Infant/Toddler Hearing Aid Loaner Bank Fax: 913.324.0601
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
Massachusetts Loaner Bank Brochure [PDF] Various MA
Maryland Hearing Aid Loan Bank Baltimore MD 410-767-0244 Email Maryland Hearing Aid Loan Bank
Michigan A.G.Bell Association for the Deaf 829 Park Lane Grosse Pointe Park MI 48230 313-331-2378
UMN Lions Infant Hearing Device Loaner Program University of Minnesota, Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. 164 Pilsbury Drive SE, Shevlin Hall: Room 28 Minneapolis MN 55455 612-626-7406
Secure Fax: 612-626-0701
Missouri School For the Deaf Hearing Aid Loaner Bank 505 E. 5th St. Fulton MO 65251 573-592-2543 Ages 21 and under
CNMI EHDI Program PO Box 500409 Saipan MP 96950 670-236-8709
HearU Nebraska 115 Barkley Memorial Center
P.O. Box 830731
Lincoln NE 68583-0731 402-472-0043
Nevada Hands & Voices Loaner Hearing Aid Bank 2667 Enterprise Road Reno NV 89512 775-688-1341
North Dakota Hands and Voices Loaner Bank Attn: Tricia M. Nechodom, AuD
101 3rd Avenue SW, Suite 203
Minot ND 58703 701-857-7916 Email North Dakota Hands & Voices Loaner Bank
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
Utah Children's Hearing Aid Program (CHAP) 44 N Mario Capecchi Drive Salt Lake City UT 84113 Phone: 801-584-8215 | Fax: 801-584-8492 | Monday thru Friday - 8 am to 5 pm The mission of Utah Children's Hearing Aid Program (CHAP) is to optimize early communication and learning potentials for deaf/hard of hearing (DHH) infants and children by providing access to hearing aids to financially eligible families.
Virginia Hearing Aid Loan Bank 853 West Main St. Suite 104A Charlottesville VA 22903 1-866-596-9367
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 #35 Baraboo WI 53913 608-355-2023
Wyoming Families for Hands & Voices WY 307-721-6212 or 307-777-6376