THE ABILITY TO HEAR IS
NOT A COSMETIC LUXURY
Remember your time in school...the teacher lectures and students ask questions. Remember the big game...the crowd chants, the cheerleaders cheer, the coach yells and teammates are encouraging each other. Think about the most important times in your life...being in the middle of an important business, hearing “I love you,” the first cry of your newborn baby. You heard every bit of that right? Pick a momentous occasion in your life and imagine what it would be like to relive that moment in silence.
Sports for Sound is a non-profit organization established to raise money and help provide financial assistance to low-income, hearing-impaired patients in Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties, Ohio. It is Sports for Sound's goal to ensure hearing impaired individuals receive treatment and assistance associated with their unique needs. Qualifying individuals will receive financial assistance for costly hearing devices & procedures that are often not covered by insurance plans. By lessening the financial burden, the hearing impaired can experience their own life changing moments in a whole new way...with sound. View/download the 2023 Sports for Sound Application for Assistance.
THE HARD TRUTH
COST OF 1 FM HEARING SYSTEM
$4,000 - $5,000+
COST OF 1 PAIR OF HEARING AIDS
$90,000 - $100,000+
COST OF A COCHLEAR IMPLANT PROCEDURE
The sense of sound for many can be gained through a specialized hearing device. The problem is insurance companies often times do not cover hearing devices, deferring some if not all the cost to the patient.
Most insurance companies deem hearing aide devices as either “not medically necessary” or they are considered a cosmetic or “luxury” item.
Hearing aids, cochlear implants, FM Systems, and other hearing devices are expensive. Depending on the severity of hearing loss, the patient may be responsible for paying thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket medical expenses.