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Human Services Medicaid says no hearing aid help

Post by Ksmith » Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:58 pm

Dear Sir,
I am 58 years old, disabled, and on Arkansas S.S.I.  I have Arkansas Medicaid only as my health insurance.
I have had a hearing test by a licensed audiologist and was found to have moderate to severe hearing loss in both ears.
I have researched hearing aids, their abilities and pricing. I have found the best product for the money spent, and at a considerably lower price than the local market. Whereas most hearing aids from hearing aid centers sell in a range from four to six thousand dollars. I have found a pair of state-of-the-art hearing aids "Kirkland Signature 9.0" from COSTCO. They come complete with testing, configuration/programing, and follow up care for a total of fifteen hundred dollars. Yet they might as well be $10,000.00 since I don’t have the money.
In my attempt to find assistance for the hearing aid, I have contacted Arkansas Medicaid, Arkansas Department of Human Services, The Arkansas Health Department, and The Social Security Office. I found no help, nor any leads as to where to apply for assistance.
I am seeking a grant, supplement, or financing. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Human Services Medicaid says no hearing aid help

Post by Admin » Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:40 am

If all you have is Medicaid in Arkansas, then you may look into other state programs. As there are many. Now whether they pay for hearing aid or not, we don't know. You will need to call around.
Also paying six thousand dollars for a hearing aid from a "center" is way too high. You can get them for much less money, even from stores such as Costco. Anyhow, look here for uninsured medical care programs in Arkansas.
Ksmith wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:58 pm
Dear Sir,
I am 58 years old, disabled, and on Arkansas S.S.I.  I have Arkansas Medicaid only as my health insurance.
I have had a hearing test by a licensed audiologist and was found to have moderate to severe hearing loss in both ears.
I have researched hearing aids, their abilities and pricing. I have found the best product for the money spent, and at a considerably lower price than the local market. Whereas most hearing aids from hearing aid centers sell in a range from four to six thousand dollars. I have found a pair of state-of-the-art hearing aids "Kirkland Signature 9.0" from COSTCO. They come complete with testing, configuration/programing, and follow up care for a total of fifteen hundred dollars. Yet they might as well be $10,000.00 since I don’t have the money.
In my attempt to find assistance for the hearing aid, I have contacted Arkansas Medicaid, Arkansas Department of Human Services, The Arkansas Health Department, and The Social Security Office. I found no help, nor any leads as to where to apply for assistance.
I am seeking a grant, supplement, or financing. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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