Originally Posted by RonJaxon
Note: I tried to change the title of this post. It's not a matter of not having insurance. It's a matter of insurance not covering HA's.
As some of you may have read in some of my other posts. I'm getting my CI surgery done next week. But this post is about someone else close to me. My mother.
It's kind of funny that with my mother having a son who's deaf and a daughter who is HOH. That she would be one of those people who have a hard time coming to terms with her own hearing loss. I guess it's different when it comes from a result of old age.
Over the past could of years her hearing has decreased. Our family see the effects it's having on her such as her having the volume of the TV high. Her not knowing when someone is talking to her and so forth. She's been using one of those store bought hearing aids to help hear the TV.
Anyway, when she went with me to one of my appointments to prepare for getting my CI. I made a break through with her about her hearing loss and pretty much made her want to get hearing aids now. But here's the problem. She's retired and her insurance won't cover hearing aids. They'll cover all the tests and such but not the hearing aids itself.
I'm wondering what options she might have. Is there anything we can look into? I remember being at a VFW once and they had a box there for people to donate old hearing aids so I'm guessing that there are some resources out there. Maybe they take old HA's and adjust them to someones needs or something. I'm just trying to find out how I can help my mother. My parents just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary a couple of months ago so I really hope to find a way to help her get hearing aids.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
How about council on aging , maybe they can help with the cost of the HA or find some agencies that will help with the cost of a HA. COA help me with the cost of a mouthpiece for my TMJ. and brought me a new A/C .