News & Resources


Possible Hearing Aid Funding Resources

Other Financial Assistance Programs and Foundations from the Hearing Loss Association of America

Hearing Aid Coverage under the Affordable Care Act – A list of states which provide coverage for children’s hearing aids under the Affordable Care Act – Unfortunately Georgia is not one of them.

LGH Whitepaper Prepared for the Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits, May 2013


A.G. Bell, Volta Voices: Giving Children Access to Hearing Technology; September/October, 2011, Hearing loss an ‘invisible,’ and widely uninsured, problem; July 10,2012

NBC Nightly News, A Teenager Meets Her ‘Hearing Angels’, October 15, 2012

WSB-TV Atlanta, Bill Calls for GA Insurance Companies to Cover Hearing Aids, January 14, 2013

The Albany Journal, Proposed Bill Would Require Insurance Companies to Provide Hearing Aids, January 15, 2013

Neighbor, Lindsey Introduces Two Healthcare Bills, January 21, 2013

The Buckhead Patch, Rep. Lindsey Introduces 2 Healthcare Bills, January 22, 2013

Savannah Business Journal, Proposed Bill Would Require Insurance Companies to Cover Children’s Hearing Aids, January 22, 2013

CNN, Battling Over the Cost of Hearing Aids, January 23, 2013

Forever Free, Let Georgia Hear, January 25, 2013

DIY Hearing, Georgia Bill Proposes that Insurance Companies Cover Hearing Aids, February 1, 2013

The Wilbert Group, Five Tips for Nonprofit Public Relations, February 5, 2013

Camden County Tribute & Georgian, Agencies Step Up to Help Children Page 1 and Page 2, February  8, 2013

Presbyterians for a Better Georgia, Capitol Update No. 6 – Legislation Calls for Hearing Aid Coverage for Children, February 15, 2013

Joseph At Home, Let Georgia Hear, February 11, 2013

Buckhead Patch, Let Georgia Hear Fights for Child Hearing Aid Coverage, February 14, 2013

Sandy Springs Patch, Let Georgia Hear Fights for Child Hearing Aid Coverage, February 14, 2013

Madison County Journal, Local Family Among those Pushing ‘Hearing Aid Coverage for Children Act’, February 15, 2013

11 Alive News, Children’s Hearing Aid Bill Hits Unusual Roadblock, February 25, 2013

11 Alive News, Facts About the Hearing Aid Bill, February, 25 2013

Georgia Health News, As Insurance Bills Lag, Panel Finally Set to Meet, March 4, 2013

Athens Banner-Herald, Mothers Push Georgia Lawmakers for Hearing-Aid Coverage, March 12, 2013

Blue Ridge News Observer, Children Need Hearing Help, March 20, 2013

AG Bell, Listening and Spoken Language Knowledge Center, Hearing Aid Insurance Mandates: Ensuring Access to Sound One State at a Time, March 28, 2013

Public Affairs on Peach, House Bill 74/Hearing Aid Coverage (three segments), April 7, 2013

WSB Channel 2 News, Families Push Lawmakers to Force Insurance Companies to Cover Hearing Aids, June 4, 2013

The Resonator: Hearing Loss Association of America, Let Georgia Hear by Kelly Jenkins, November 2014

Athens Banner-Hearld, Georgia Health Mandate Commission Nixes Autism, Hearing Aids for Kids, November 19, 2014

Neighbor Newspapers, Healthcare Advocates Press On After Commission’s Vote, November 21, 2013

Online Athens, Deal Proposes Autism Coverage in State Health Plan, January 16, 2014.

WSB-TV Atlanta, Hearing Impaired Advocacy Group Applauds Governor Deal’s Budget Proposal, January 17, 2014

11 Alive Atlanta, State Health Plan Could Cover Children’s Hearing Aids, January 20, 2014.

Talk Radio 640AM Atlanta, Kelly Jenkins – Let Gerogia Hear, February 22, 2014.

Neighbor Newspapers, Hearing Disability Stakeholders Hope for Success, January 7, 2015.

Watch The McKenzie’s Story Below on Atlanta’s WSB:

A special thank you to The Wilbert Group, an Atlanta communications firm which has been assisting with our media relations.







Click here to watch a short video about our February hearing in case you missed it. The June 4th hearing went well, but unfortunately the Special Advisory Commission for Mandated Health Insurance voted against HB 74 in August.


Young girl with hearing aid