My mom was just given a quote of $3600 for two hearing aids. It is way beyond their means- how can I find funding sources to help?

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Check her insurance to make sure it doesn't help. My mother's insurance allows $2,500 every four years for hearing aids.

Her hearing is gone completely in one ear --- the audiologist calls it "unaidable" --- so she got only one hearing aid, for the other ear. This way she got a much better aid than she would have buying two.
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I have a deaf husband. You really need a professional to screen your hearing. You may get away with cheaper aides if it's a volume problem but not if there is nerve damage. Sometimes it's just wax build up. Depending on income, and really $3600 is not bad, maybe your state office for the Deaf can help. There was a time you could rent hearing aides. That way repairs and maybe batteries will be covered. If aide gets damaged it will be replaced.
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Might try the Lions club organization. I believe they have programs to help with not only eye glasses but hearing aids as well. Good Luck. Also if your Mom is a veteran the VA will provide hearing aids.
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My friend who's been a pharmaceutical rep for years & does quite well, tells me all the time that you can get pharmaceutical drugs for a reduced cost if you write to the drug company & can prove financial hardship. According to her it happens ALL the time. Might be worth it to write to the manufacturer of the hearing aids. Good luck.
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The Starkey Hearing Aid Corp has a foundation that might be able to help. They have a Hear Now program that can help some low income persons. They can be contacted at 800-328-8602 in the U.S. Outside of the U.S. 1-866-354-3254.

Starkey also has a discount program for some low income persons. However, their hearing aids are the "Cadillacs" of hearing aids and can run up to $8000.00. 

Care Credit credit card has some offers on their credit card of up to 36 months interest free if you qualify.
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Costco has lower prices on hearing aids. They are still not inexpensive, though!
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are you in a big city? maybe the cost is higher there than it would be in a more rural, small town? I think you can get it down to under $2000 and still have good hearing aids. (the computer adjusted ones).
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I did not find any help to get that cost paid. Yeah, there is lots cheaper hearing aids...but, they just don't work.
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I paid $1,700 for my mother's hearing aids. Then there is the constant cost of the batteries, which don't last long. I put it on my credit card, and two years after her passing, I still haven't paid it off. So I would advise NOT doing what I did. I know these seem urgent, but try to get the money some other way. See if the parent has anything left to sell. And make a "GoFundMe" account for distant relatives and friends to donate to. Even strangers will donate, it's amazing and moving to see people's compassion, once the need is set before them in a way they can contribute to.
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Call the Area Agency on Aging to ask what may be available in their area.
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