Accessibility Panel
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Financial aid provided for man with hearing loss.

by Roland Rouda, Marin CIL

A consumer dropped by to comment on the recent hearing aid donations we provided to him. "They've changed my life!" Although Kaiser provided a hearing test to assess the extent of hearing loss (profound), hearing aids were not a part of their benefit package, leaving our extremely low-income consumer without access to technology necessary to augment severe hearing loss. With our donated hearing aids, however, our consumer states he can hear conversations "two blocks away." They've also allowed him to stabilize his income through part-time employment as a driver for Whistlestop, a public bus service, in west Marin County.