The Virginia Hearing Aid Loan Bank is open to children under age 18 whose hearing loss is confirmed by an audiologist. The bank lends hearing aids and FM systems for up to six months. The initial loan period can be extended for an additional three months in certain circumstances.
To qualify, families must be residents of Virginia and be in the process of securing permanent hearing aids through insurance or other means. Parents can apply for hearing aids and FM systems by completing an application form. The child's audiologist must complete a portion of the application. The Hearing Aid Loan Bank currently has 110 hearing aids and 10 FM systems to loan to eligible children.
For more information about this program, call Lisa Powley at the Blue Ridge Care Connection for Children at (434) 924-0222 or 1-866-596-9367.