Posted by MIchelle
on October 29, 2000 at 13:35:03:
In Reply to: hearing aids posted by Mitch on October 24, 2000 at 02:34:57:
: My 20 month old son with down sydrome needs hearing aids. Unfortunately, my insurance company through work
: doesn't cover this expense. What are my options
: for help in paying for these hearing aids?
I would check with your local or state Down Syndrome Parent organization as they may have money set aside for grants that pay for hearing aides. Another option is if you are near a state university and they have a speech and hearing department - many times you can order hearing aides at reduced cost. Another option is to write your local Knights of Columbus and ask if they would consider covering the cost from their annual Tootsie Roll Drive for the mentally handicap. Good luck!