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NATIONWIDE PROGRAM LAUNCHED TO OFFER HEARING HELP

Sep 25, 2005
NATIONWIDE PROGRAM LAUNCHED TO OFFER HEARING HELP

Nine million Americans, primarily senior citizens, need hearing aids but cannot afford them, reports Senior Journal. In response, a new nonprofit organization has been formed to help them. The Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight & Hearing in Seattle launched AUDIENT earlier this year. Formally known as the AUDIENT Alliance for Accessible Hearing Care, the program uses federal tax returns or Social Security statements to give qualified individuals greatly discounted prices on new digital hearing aids and refer them to a provider from a nationwide network of hearing care professionals. No other asset test is required and a financing plan is also available. "The system was designed to make it as easy as possible for someone to find the kind of help they need," said Mike Langhout, president of the AUDIENT program. For information, call 1-877-283-4368 or write to info@audientalliance.org.