Are you aware that hearing loss is one of the most common sensory disorders affecting children? According to the World Health Organization, over 34 million children worldwide have disabling hearing loss. This can significantly impact a child's development, education, and social life.
However, the good news is that hearing aids can help children with hearing loss to hear clearly and participate fully in daily activities. Empowering children with hearing loss is essential, and we're excited to show you how one hearing aid program for children is making a significant difference for the children of Florida!
Children's Hearing Aid Program
The Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida is proud to announce that it has been awarded the contract to manage Florida's Children's Hearing Aid Program. This program provides much-needed financial relief to families with children ages 0-18 in need of hearing aids. The program covers the cost for those whose health insurance does not provide hearing aids, whose household income is not higher than 400% of the federal poverty guidelines, and who are not eligible for Florida Medicaid and/or the state’s children's health insurance program.
The Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida was established by the West Pasco Sertoma Club in order to build a speech and hearing clinic for children in Pasco County, Florida. With the success of this program, the foundation has expanded to provide even more assistance to children and families in the state. To learn more or apply, visit their site at familyhearinghelp.org/chap.
The Importance of Empowering Kids with Hearing Loss
Programs like those offered by the Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida illustrate how vital hearing health is, especially for children. Hearing and communicating with others is essential for success in school and work, social interactions, and overall quality of life. We encourage anyone with have hearing loss, or anyone with a loved one experiencing hearing loss, to explore the many resources available to them at hearingaiddonations.org/resources.