THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES DIVISION OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
The New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NJ DDHH) is pleased to partner with Hearing Charities of America/Sertoma and Montclair State University for the purpose of providing reconditioned hearing aids to low income individuals with needs.
Although there are several programs that offer assistance, the vast majority of people who need hearing aids do not have them due to the high cost. The division receives thousands of inquiries for information, but one of the most common requests is from those seeking hearing aid assistance. Very few insurance companies provide coverage. Many people with hearing loss are over 65 and Medicare also does not provide coverage. Therefore, it is anticipated that this program will help bridge the gap. The division’s participation in the project includes establishing eligibility guidelines, and determining which applicants will be approved to obtain a hearing aid.