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Legislation & Advocacy

DYK? 80 percent of people who could benefit from hearing aids do not use them.

We fight to improve awareness, access and action around hearing healthcare.  The healthcare system and insurance providers often provide little to no assistance for people with hearing loss.  We fill that gap as the charity conduit that takes people from “I think I have hearing loss” to an appointment with an audiologist.  This includes a baseline hearing test on our mobile clinic, a checklist of next steps of care and an audiology referral.

We urge lawmakers to create the following reform to improve hearing healthcare:

    • Overflow clinics to mitigate wait times at the VA
    • Fewer restrictions for access to hearing technologies
    • Help navigating the VA
    • Improve awareness & understanding of hearing technologies
    • Health insurance mandates covering audiology appointments, hearing aids & cochlear implants.
    • Increased PSA’s on the health & wellness risks of untreated hearing loss including impacts on physical health, emotional & mental health, social skills, family relationship, self-esteem, academic & job performance
    • Mandated hearing insurance policies including coverage both within major health benefit providers as well as third party supplemental insurance companies
    • Annual hearing exams at a qualified audiologist covered by insurance 
    • No cost hearing aids for every child mandated in all policies as an offered benefit in plans
    • Educational services for students with hearing loss
  • We believe people shouldn’t feel that they need a hearing aid. They should feel that they want one.
    We're Eargo. We’re on a mission to empower customers to feel good and make hearing easy. We are a company made up of ENT surgeons, industry professionals, tech geeks and dreamers working tirelessly to change hearing health, every day. … we stand united in our belief that people should be able to hear life to the fullest, without compromising their lifestyle, appearance or finances.