Mission

Young boy with hearing aid

We are a parent-led initiative whose goal is to secure insurance coverage for children’s hearing aids.

Let America Hear is a parent-led initiative working towards the goal of securing insurance coverage for children’s hearing aids.  Many families are unable to provide hearing aids for their children who are deaf or hard of hearing in order to improve access to their children’s communication.  Hearing aids can cost as much as $6,000 per pair and must be replaced every 3-5 years.  This is the equivalent of roughly $42,000 per child who requires hearing aids before they reach the age of 21 – a hardship for any family regardless of household income.

As of 2014, 20 states have passed legislation requiring insurance companies to cover hearing aids for children but we want this for all children. We have three core goals:

  • To get legislation passed in all 50 states requiring insurance coverage for children’s hearing aids
  • To encourage self insured plans to add coverage to their plans willingly to benefit their employees and their children
  • To have hearing aid coverage added to the Affordable Care Act’s Essential Health Benefits so families have increased access to hearing aids nationwide!