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Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind

Lions’ Loaner Bank 1450 Main Street Gooding, Idaho 83330

TTY/Voice: 208-934-4457 gayle.chaney@isdb.idaho.gov

Services

ISDB houses the Lions’ Loaner Hearing Aid bank for the State of Idaho. Through the generous support of Idaho Lions’ Club, over 100 hearing aids are available for children ages 0-21 years. There are many different brands of aids. All of the aids are behind-the-ear hearing aids but include linear, programmable, and digital components. FM Auditory Trainers are also available for loan. The bank also includes bone-education aids.

Eligibility

Idaho residents up to 21 years old are eligible. Aids are available for loan when a personal aid has been broken or lost, until a replacement or repair has been made. The aids are also for new users to try different brands and styles to determine the most appropriate aid. In general, the aids are on loan for a one-month period.

To Apply

The local audiologist or regional teacher for the hearing impaired makes a request to the ISDB audiologist. A complete audiogram is needed, and a signed loaner agreement must be completed.