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Young girl with hearing aidHelp Secure Insurance Coverage for ALL America’s Children:

1. Spread the word! Share our Video and Sign our Online Petition below to promote insurance coverage for children’s hearing aids. Each name counts and goes a long way in helping us establish credibility.

2. Start up an effort in your state! Contact us at info@letamericahear.org to find out how!

3. Contact Your State and Congressional Legislators!  We really need to start spreading the word about this initiative with our legislators.  Even a one-paragraph email can make a HUGE difference – Click here to find your legislator!

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I Support a Hearing Aid Insurance Benefit for Children

To Whom It May Concern:

We, the undersigned*, are in support of insurance coverage for children’s hearing aids. Although hearing aids are deemed a medically necessary device, many insurance companies do NOT cover hearing aids. Hearing loss affects 12,000 children born in the United States each year, making it the most common sensory birth defect. Hearing aids can cost as much as $3,000 per aid and must be replaced every 3-5 years. Similar to eyeglasses for vision impairment, hearing aids will require maintenance and replacement typically every 3 to 5 years. Investing in the early years of a child’s life saves the taxpayers money. When a child’s hearing needs are not identified and/or when they do not receive early intervention, special education for a child with hearing loss costs schools an additional $420,000, and has a lifetime cost of approximately $1 million per individual. Each day this help is delayed, is one more day of rehabilitation that may be needed later. Every child has the right to hear.

We, the undersigned, urge you to support the creation and passage of such important legislation within your state, policy changes within your companies and within the Essential Health Benefits Plan to help these children. Legislation of this type has already passed in 20 states but many children are falling behind nationwide. Thank you for your time and consideration of this request. Your support of children who have hearing loss is greatly appreciated. 



Sincerely, 

The Undersigned

*The undersigned represent the interests of thousands of Deaf and hard of hearing children as well as parents of children with hearing loss.

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