Imagine, welcoming a baby and finding out they failed their newborn screening. Then imagine finding out that insurance rarely covers the lifetime costs of the equipment your child will need—including hearing aids and other expenses associated with hearing loss. That’s right. Most of the time, insurance won’t help, even though hearing loss is the most common birth difference in newborns—affecting 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 babies. This lack of resources and the huge financial commitment can be such an overwhelming shock to families, that it prevents them from reaching out to a professional.
That’s where Hear 2 help comes in. We provide financial assistance for the costs associated with hearing aids and assistive technology, so that children can develop the language, social, emotional and listening skills to reach the same full potential as their hearing peers—setting a strong foundation for life.