Dear Applicant,

Thank you for contacting the Sound of Life Foundation’s Understand – Communicate – Participate Program for hearing aid assistance. Our hope is to provide hearing aids to individuals residing in the state of Utah who meet the criteria and are approved for assistance. This Program is designed to assist those who have no other resource available to them. Other options for assistance include; family support, insurance, state Medicaid program, vocational rehabilitation, school district, Veterans

Affairs, church groups, state or local programs. We are a program of last resort.

Assistance comes through manufacturer gifts, hearing health care provider in your area and donors across the U.S. The hearing healthcare provider is not reimbursed for his/ her time with the Sound of Life Foundation. We deeply appreciate the time, effort and generosity they commit to the Sound of Life Foundation patients. We trust you will treasure the dedication and commitment from these generous individuals.

If the applicant has family support or funds available in money market accounts, mutual funs 401(k) plans, IRA’s, CDs (certificate of deposit), checking/savings accounts, stocks, bonds, T-bill or property, this program may not be the program for them. The Sound of Life Foundation considers all possible funding sources when determining eligibility. Only those who fall within the program guidelines for income, assets and hearing loss will be considered for assistance. The current application processing fee is $175 per hearing aid request. If an application is denied, the processing fee will be returned. In addition to the processing fee, the recipient shall provide 36 hours of community service. 12 hours to be completed before being fit with the devices and the remaining 24 within 6 months of being fit. Should the recipient be unable to provide the aforementioned service hours, arrangements will be discussed.

The hearing healthcare provider will assist in the applicant determining the number of hearing aids needed to help the applicant hear better Since there is a five-year timeline for reapplying for assistance, the number of hearing aids should be chosen carefully. Once the applicant is approved, the number of hearing aids cannot be changed. Every applicant is asked to call the Sound of Life Foundation to discuss their eligibility for the program. Please call 1-435-574-4744 to speak to a representative.

  • The application processing fee will be returned if an applicant is denied.
  • Application Materials are reviewed by Sound of Life Foundation staff only.
  • When eligibility is determined, financial papers are shredded.
  • Names and addresses of applicants are never sold or shared with others.

1. Income Guidelines: All income figures are NET. Net is the amount you actually receive in your check(s) regardless of source.

2017 Income Guidelines

Household Size Gross Monthly Income Annual Income
1 $2,010 $24,120
2 $2,706 $32,480
3 $3,403 $40,840
4 $4,100 $49,200
5 $4,796 $57,560

 

2. Application and Order Processing Fee: $175 for one (1) aid OR $350 for two (2) hearing aids.

3. In determining eligibility, Sound of Life Foundation considers the following: funds available from all sources, assets and hearing loss.

Household size (household is defined as those living together or dependent of each other)

Net Monthly or Annual Income from all in the household who have income.

Possible sources of income are:

– Social Security
– Public Assistance
– AFDC
– Wages
– Interest from Stock
– SSI
– Alimony
– Disability
– Pension
– IRA’s, 401(k)s
– VA Pension
– Welfare
– Black Lung Payments
– Child Support

Assets (include, but are restricted to)

– Checking
– Money Market Accounts
– Reverse Mortgage
– Annuities
– IRS/401(k)
– Home Equity Loan
– Burial Accounts
– Savings
– CD’s
– Property
– Stocks/Bonds

Sound of Life Foundation reserves the right to change eligibility criteria without prior written notice.

Information needed to submit with application:

  • Copy of Driver’s License or State ID
  • Copy of the 2 Most recent paystubs (if applicable)
  • Copy Last 3 months bank statements
  • Copy IRA/Investment Income/401k/ Stocks/ Bonds or other assets (if applicable)
  • Copy Proof of Residence (utility bill, lease, other)
  • Proof of Social Security or Disability Income (if applicable)
  • Proof of Unemployment Income (if applicable)
  • Proof of government financial assistance or Food Stamps (if applicable)
  • Letter of Denial of Benefits (Medicaid, Insurance or Financial Aid) if applicable
  • Letter of Outstanding circumstances or Medical Expenses
  • Income verification filled out for all of those in household
  • Hearing test result from Audiologist or Hearing Instrument Specialist within 6 months
  • Money order or cashiers check for the processing fee ($175 per hearing aid) payable to: Sound of Life Foundation. If the application is denied, the fee will be returned.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS; THEY WILL NOT BE RETURNED TO YOU.

Mail application and all documents to:

Sound of Life Foundation

20 N Main Street Suite 309

St. George, UT 84770

Please wait two (2) weeks before making a call to check the status of your application

  • Additional information may be needed after initial review of the application
  • Sound of Life Foundation reserves the right to change criteria at any time without prior notice