Making Hearing Aids and Devices Affordable
What if I cannot afford a hearing aid or assistive listening device?
At Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center, we offer a unique program called the Audiology Patient Assistance (APA) Program. This program provides hearing aids and/or assistive listening devices to low-income, qualified individuals in this area. Eligibility for the program is based on the completion of an application and proof of income, submitted by the patient. Please be advised that we cannot process your application without proof of financial status. Each year we provide new hearing aids and other assistive listening devices to those who otherwise could not afford them. Grant funding from local foundations supports this program. Availability of programming can vary with changes in grant funding.
While there is no charge for the hearing aid itself, there are charges for professional services rendered, including testing and follow-up appointments. These fees for services are discounted on a sliding fee scale consistent with the patient's ability to pay as determined by review of the application and proof of income.
Repairs to assistive listening devices or hearing aids obtained through this program are not charged to you during the warranty period, but after the warranty period, repairs become the financial responsibility of the patient. After the initial fitting, there may be additional charges to the patient for any services provided by the audiologist. Please be sure to indicate if you have Medicaid or other health insurance so that we may bill the appropriate party for the hearing test. Typically, we can only provide one hearing aid per patient through the APA program.
All fees for services are DUE IN TOTAL at the time of the hearing test/ear impression visit and are nonrefundable. We provide services on a sliding scale. If accepted into the program, typical charges range from $144 to $684. Remember, charges are for services only; the hearing aid itself is given at NO CHARGE.
For more information, please call: (216) 321-8787
Click here for a printable Audiology Patient Assistance Program Application.