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EAR Foundation

PO Box 330867 Nashville, TN 37203

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

www.earfoundation.org info@earfoundation.org

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 www.earfoundation.org/downloads/senior_ears_form.pdf.

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