Hearing Aid Resources 


If you have developed a hearing loss and don't know where to find more information, the Commission has various resources that may be able to assist you in your search for more information.

Please investigate prospective hearing instrument dispensers and audiologists through the: 

        Illinois Department of Public Health, Hearing Instrument Program 

The Department can give you important information regarding the purchase of hearing aids and let you know if there have been any complaints filed against specific dispensers and/or audiologists.

Find out what the hearing aid dispensers have to offer. Maybe they have older models that can be given free of charge or as a donation. Some hearing aid dispensers might offer the use of "loaners" during time of repairs. Others may have incentives for those who qualified for Medicaid. You may qualify for assistance from the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services. Some people qualify for VR assistance in order to maintain employment. Contact your local VR counselor to find out more information. If you do not qualify for VR, contact the Client Assistance Program (CAP) to express your concern.

The following listed may be able to provide financial assistance for hearing aids.

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Authority  (ATLFA)
AUDIENT Program, Northwest Hearing Care
CHS Audiology and Assistive Technology Services
Children of the Silent World
Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation
Disabled Children's Relief Fund
Dorothy Ames Trust Fund for New England, Key Trust Company of Maine
Hearing Loss Association of America
Hike Fund Inc.
Hope for Hearing Foundation
Lions of Illinois Foundation
Lions Club International
Listen Up

Miracle Ear Children's Fund
Starkey Hearing Foundation
Tech Connect Low Interest Program , TechConnect Loan Program & Illinois Assistive Technology Program
Travelers Protective Association Scholarship Trust for the Deaf and Near-Deaf
Variety Club

For more hearing aid resources please check out the Clerc Center 


The following information has been compiled to assist you in your pursuit of knowledge concerning your Hearing Loss.

Agency for Hearing
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Association of Late Deafened Adults
Better Hearing Institute
Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center
Carolina Children's Communication Disorders Program
Center for Hearing Loss Help
Chicago Hearing Society
Colorado Center for Hearing, Speech, and Language
Colorado Neurological Institute
Deaf Friends International

Deafness Research Foundation
Denver Ear Institute/LISTEN Foundation
Easter Seals
Hearing Loss Association of America
Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center
Illinois Chapter for AG Bell
Illinois Chapter for Hearing Loss of America

Illinois Hearing Society
John Tracy Clinic
National Center for Hearing Assistive Technology
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Optimists Club
Quota International
Sertoma International
Warren Center for Communication and Learning

For more hearing aid resources please check out the Clerc Center

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