In article <3211695E.5768 at netusa1.net>, cmichel at NETUSA1.NET says...
>>I am a new CFY audiologist in Indiana, and I have recently met
>quite an interesting patient. He is a 2 1/2 year old child with the
>maximum conductive hearing loss due to atresia. He was wearing a bone
>conduction hearing aid until it was lost by the baby sitter 1 month ago.
> Money is tight for mom (single parent w/ 3 children and two
>jobs). Currently, I am looking for some funding possibilities for the
>family. This is something that I have never had the opportunity to do
>for a patient, and I want to give it my all. I have already contacted
>Hear Now in Denver for an application, but I really don't know where to
>go from here. Surely there are some organizations that would be willing
>to sponsor this child who is without a doubt in need.
> Where have you had success in the past looking for funding for
>"special" patients? What organizations would you recommend contacting?
Hear Now is a good place to start. It may take a little time to secure
acceptance into the program, but it is worth the wait.
You may also check into the Department of Health in Indiana. In Texas,
there is a wonderful program where almost any child can be provided with
hearing aids. You may also call your local Starkey rep. and ask about
the Starkey Foundation.
> I also have some hearing aids in my office that I would like to
>donate to a worthy charity.
Hear Now accepts all sorts of hearing aids. They essentially send them
into the manufacturers for "credit" on future purchases they make when
fitting devices through Hear Now.