Iowa HHS is pleased to announce the availability of funds for children in need of hearing aids and/or audiological services. Funding was made possible through an appropriation by the Legislature during the last legislative session (23). Funds are limited, therefore claims will be processed on a first come, first serve basis and considered as payor of last resort. Claims will be accepted for services July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024, or until the funds run out. If you know of a child in need of hearing aids or audiological services, please contact North Iowa Community Action at (641) 424-8006 for an application or click on the application included below. 
 
Completed applications and provider information sheets shall be faxed or mailed to North Iowa Community Action at the following address/fax number: 
North Iowa Community Action Organization
Hearing Aids and Audiological Services Program
P.O. Box 1627
Mason City, IA  50402-1627
Phone: (641) 424-8006
Fax: (833) 536-1806  
 
*Claims will be reimbursed based on Medicaid rates. If you have further questions, please contact North Iowa Community Action at the number listed above.

Application Materials

Issue Briefs

Funding Options

There are a number of options available in regards to funding for families with children who develop hearing loss. Our staff is dedicated to connecting you to the resources that are right for you. Newborns are screened for hearing loss prior to hospital discharge and have a follow-up diagnostic evaluation. Those identified with hearing loss are enrolled in early intervention programs designed to help them develop communication skills. We work with providers and programs to ensure these goals are met through the assortment of potential resources, programs and funding mechanisms available. Look below to explore available options.

The first step for financial assistance for hearing aids is to check with your health insurance provider to see if there is hearing aid coverage. Additionally, audiologists may be aware of other funding sources.