Cover hearing aids, especially for children
  • Petitioned Pomco Group

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Pomco Group
Human Resources
Syracuse University

Cover hearing aids, especially for children

    1. Ailin Liebler-Bendix
    2. Petition by

      Ailin Liebler-Bendix

      Syracuse, NY

I am twelve years old and I have been wearing the same hearing aids since I began kindergarten and they are getting old and not working very well. I am now in seventh grade and I would really like new hearing aids when I move to high school. My mother and father pay our health insurance, the Pomco Group, very steep fees monthly to cover health expenses. So I really don't see the difference when it comes to hearing aids. They are part of my health. I need them to hear properly and be successful.

There are kids in the world who need hearing aids and their parent cannot afford them. I don't understand the difference between glasses and hearing aids. They are both part of my health yet the glasses are covered and not the hearing aids.

I have tried writing to you but have gotten no response.

Pomco and Syracuse University, please begin covering the hearing aids for all people because they are not "non-essential."

Pomco Group
Syracuse University, Human Resources
Cover hearing aids, especially for children

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Helena Poehlmann TANUNDA SA, AUSTRALIA
      • 8 months ago

      Investing in a child's hearing is an investment in your tax system and in your health fund.

    • Brooke Aldrich BROOKLYN, NY
      • 9 months ago

      I have a hearing loss and hearing aids are not "elective" to quality of a human being's life.

    • Sheldon Eisenman SCARSDALE, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      Hearing is essential both for young folk and elderly. Poor hearing can be a cause for depressiove moods and I have seen paranoid ideation emerge. Hearing aids serve a very useful purpose and can usually work well for 5 years and then need to be replaced.

    • Jennifer Piper PENFIELD, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      I myself wear hearing aids. I am 31 and was just informed by my Benefits rep (Different Insurance Company) that I am not eligible for hearing aids. I have been wearing the same set for 6 years and I need replacements. I do not have $3000 to lay out for new ones. This is extremely frustrating when I have a job where I am on the phone constantly. This isn't getting a face lift or lasik surgery. This is a necessity to get through my everyday activities. I support this petition 1000% and I hope changes are made sooner than later.

      • over 1 year ago

      If you update glasses (& you do), then hearing aids should receive the same standard.


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