I have just been technically offered the job I have been waiting on as long as I pass the psych test this week with one caveat....I must have a hearing aid that will bring my hearing to 25 hrz prior to starting the job in November.
They are going to allow me to go through training without one, however before I go onto the floor, it will be mandatory I have one and another hearing test for which neither one will be paid for or provided, it must all come out of our pocket.
The good news is I will have a job. The bad news is, we cannot afford the cost of the hearing aid and our insurance will not pay for it. I have been looking into options, but they are few and far between with the exception of cash, cash or cash and up front at that.
I am not asking for a handout, so do not think that is what this post is about. What I am asking if anyone of you know of any organizations that may help with the cost of a hearing aid? All the ones I could find were for children or very poverty level adults and I am not in either category.
I am working on an application for a company called Audient who helps and another called CARE (thanks John, I found it) a low cost loan.
I was told normal cost will run me around $2200 out the door.
If I do not pass the hearing test once I get the hearing aid, I will be refunded the cost of the hearing aid because it isn't doing what I paid for it to do.
I need an organization that helps people who live in Washington state.