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Unread 10-13-2011, 08:47 PM   #1
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HA purchase help...

I have an old Oticon BTE HA which is on its last breath and getting tired of having it rebuilt every year. I'm thinking of getting the Oticon Sumo DM but I do not have the money in hand. I collect SSD and get medical assistance, plus medicare. Can medical assistance help pay for my HA? Or is there any programs such OVR or?? that can help me get a new HA? I heard about these programs but can't find them. If I have to, I will consider getting a loan to pay for my HA. Does anyone know who specializes in HA loans? I have profound hearing loss and need the powerful HA's to help me hear. I'm not interested in CI for now. Thanks.
 
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Unread 10-14-2011, 12:00 AM   #2
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vocational rehab. will generally pay for hearing aids. Check and see if your medical assistance will help cover the costs. I don't think Medicare covers hearing aids, but I'm not entirely too sure on that. I think there's also another program that helps with hearing aids, but I can't remember what it's called. I have a friend that used this program to get new hearing aids a couple years back.
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Unread 10-14-2011, 04:09 PM   #3
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well guess what? the Nadia (Phonak) is on the market
if you want a Sumo DM, U can look it up on ebay
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yeah there are newer hearing aids available that could be better than the Sumo, but it's totally up to you on what you want to get.
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Hahaha crucking fazy


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vocational rehab. will generally pay for hearing aids. Check and see if your medical assistance will help cover the costs. I don't think Medicare covers hearing aids, but I'm not entirely too sure on that. I think there's also another program that helps with hearing aids, but I can't remember what it's called. I have a friend that used this program to get new hearing aids a couple years back.
vocational rehab. will only help pay for HA in my state if you're going to school or working. They got me one when I was going to college.
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vocational rehab. will only help pay for HA in my state if you're going to school or working. They got me one when I was going to college.
voc rehab refused to pay for my HA's because I already had a job...
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