Nebraska Hearing Aid Banks

HearU Nebraska

HearU Nebraska

HearU Nebraska, formerly the Nebraska Children's Hearing Aid Bank, provides hearing aids to children ages 0-18 with priority to newly identified children ages 0-3 years of age.

HearU for Audiologists
  • Child must not qualify for hearing aid coverage through Medicaid, MHCP, or private insurance.
  • All hearing aids will be loaned for a period of 3 years, with extensions as needed.
  • All new hearing aids will include a 2-year warranty and 2-year loss and damage.
  • Inventory includes NEW and recently refurbished hearing aids
  • Download an application

Current inventory of NEW hearing aids include the following Phonak models:

  • Sky Q 50 M13
  • Sky Q 50 M13
  • Sky Q 50 SP
  • Sky Q 50 UP
  • Sky Q 50 RIC (standard, power or SP receiver)

New hearing aids can be re-cased to preferred color at no cost. Dispensing fees (equivalent to Medicaid rates) and invoice cost of earmolds can be submitted for payment to:

Stacie Ray, Au.D.
115 Barkley Memorial Center
P.O. Box 830731
Lincoln, NE 68583-0731

For more information about obtaining a loaner hearing aid for your patient, please e-mail us at hearingaidbanks@unl.edu, or (402)472-0043 and leave a message.

HearU for Parents

To qualify, child cannot have hearing aid coverage through Medicaid, MHCP, or private insurance.

  • All hearing aids will be loaned for a period of 3 years, with extensions as needed.
  • All new hearing aids will include a 2-year warranty and 2-year loss and damage.
  • Inventory includes NEW and recently refurbished hearing aids.
  • Download an application

New hearing aids can be re-cased to preferred color at no cost. Dispensing fees (equivalent to Medicaid rates) and invoice cost of earmolds can be submitted for payment to:

Stacie Ray, Au.D.
115 Barkley Memorial Center
P.O. Box 830731
Lincoln, NE 68583-0731

For more information please e-mail us at hearingaidbanks@unl.edu, or (402)472-0043 and leave a message.

Lions Hearing Aid Bank

Lions Logo

Lions Hearing Aid Bank provides refurbished monaural or binaural BTE hearing aids to individuals 19-64 years of age.

Earmolds are dispensed through provider and should be billed directly to patient. Under special circumstances, Lions Club may assist with payment of earmolds.

Applications available here.

Send application to:

Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
4600 Valley Road Set 420
Lincoln, NE 68510
Toll Free-1-800-545-6244
Fax-(402) 742-2357

After approval is granted, send the following:

Letter of approval, audiogram, whether monaural or binaural fitting, and list of preferred manufacturers to:

Lions Hearing Aid Bank
204 Barkley Memorial Center
P.O. Box 830731
Lincoln, NE 68583-0738

**NOTE for Practioners**

Lions club reimburses $50 per hearing aid for dispensing fees

Send bill to:

Allen Darell, treasurer
Lions Club
14517 R Street
Omaha, NE. 68137

Lions will graciously accept donations of ALL hearing aids regardless of function, style, or age of instrument. A tax deduction letter will be mailed to donor if name and address are included with donated items. Please send all donated items to the Barkley Memorial Center.

For more information about obtaining a loaner hearing aid for your patient, please e-mail us at hearingaidbanks@unl.edu, or (402)472-0043 and leave a message.

Sertoma Hearing Aid Bank

Sertoma Logo

Sertoma Hearing Aid Bank provides one refurbished BTE hearing aid to individuals age 65 or older. A second hearing aid can be purchased for $85.

Earmolds are dispensed through provider and billed directly to patient at an average cost of $50 per earmold

Applications available here.

Send application to:

Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
4600 Valley Road Set 420
Lincoln, NE 68510
Toll Free-1-800-545-6244
Fax-(402) 742-2357

After approval is granted, providers should send the following:

Letter of approval, audiogram, whether monaural or binaural fitting, and list of preferred manufacturers to:

Sertoma Hearing Aid Bank
204 Barkley Memorial Center
P.O. Box 830731
Lincoln, NE 68583-0731

If binaural fitting, please collect a check payable to Sertoma for $85 from patient at the time of fitting and send to the above address.

Out-of-warranty repairs are $85 and should be collected from the patient and sent to the above address

Note: Sertoma does not reimburse for dispensing fees

Sertoma will graciously accept donations of ALL hearing aids regardless of function, style, or age of instrument. A tax deduction letter will be mailed to donor if name and address are included with donated items. Please send all donated items to the Barkley Memorial Center.

For more information about obtaining a loaner hearing aid for your patient, please e-mail us at hearingaidbanks@unl.edu, or (402)472-0043 and leave a message.