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Hearing aids are not covered even a little by medical insurance. In order to be an effective teacher I need to be able to hear my students.

So, I have ears already but they're not working properly. I have a hearing loss and unfortunately it is getting worse. So, I need hearing aids; now, being only 27 and not being born this way made it probably some of the worst news I've received in a very long time.

Now, I know I'm not a child and I know I don't have something as bad as cancer, but it's still very detrimental to me.

I noticed my hearing loss about a year and a half ago when my students would talk or mumble and I could not hear them. Teaching students with behavior and emotional disabilities I was used to most students mumbling under their breath, so I really didn't think anything of it, I just thought they needed to speak up or were trying not to let me hear what they were saying. A year ago I was tested and it showed that there was mild hearing loss. Three weeks ago I was tested again and it showed even more hearing loss.

Being a teacher I do have medical insurance, but my insurance does not cover any part of the hearing aid cost. And if you have any clue how much teachers make you know that I cannot afford them on my own. So, I've come here to ask help from you all.

I've always been one to help out everyone as much as possible, so I'm hoping others will do the same.
Thank you in advance, it is much appreciated.
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