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EAR Foundation

EAR Foundation

PO Box 330867 Nashville, TN 37203

(voice/TDD) 800-545-HEAR 615-627-2724 Fax: 615-627-2728

Services and Eligibility

Patients in the Middle Tennessee area may apply for a no-interest loan with payments tailored to fit the individual’s budget in order to purchase a hearing aid:

1. They must be US citizens.

2. They must reside in one of the following Middle Tennessee counties: Cheatham, Cannon, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, or Wilson.

3. They must be age 55 or older.

4. Their annual income must not exceed $15,000.

This is a program of last resort. Patients should not apply if they have other financial resources available.

To Apply

If they apply for assistance, they will pay a non-refundable application-processing fee of $30.00 per hearing aid. This is the only fee the EAR Foundation will ask them to pay. A nominal monthly loan payment will be assessed based upon the assets and income statements provided with this application.

People should contact the Foundation or download the application from

They should send the application and supporting materials only when they can send everything at the same time.