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.