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If your child is a CID student, our audiology staff can help your family explore the options. Missouri and Illinois both have early intervention systems that will help with all assistive technology needed for a child to achieve outcomes. Some insurance companies have paid for a portion of hearing aid costs, with the remainder billed through state early intervention programs. Many of the Medicaid programs provide appropriate hearing aids, and several other agencies also may help. CID audiologists and Joanne Parrish Knight Family Center staff can answer other questions about that first pair of hearing aids. If your child needs a second set of hearing aids, you can contact the HIKE Fund and your local Variety Club.

Insurance companies should always be encouraged to pay for hearing aids. Many states have issued mandates but practice varies from state to state.