Kentucky’s Statewide Hearing Aid Assistance and Reuse Program (SHARP)

Thank you for your interest in Kentucky’s Statewide Hearing Aid Assistance and Reuse Program (SHARP) – a program of the KATS Network. The goal of this program is to make it easier for Kentuckians with hearing loss to acquire hearing aids. To achieve this goal, we are providing the following services to residents of Kentucky with hearing loss:

Assistance with Hear Now

Hear Now is an application-based program of the Starkey Hearing Foundation that provides new hearing aids to low-income Americans.

If requested, SHARP can assist individual applicants in locating an Audiologist or Hearing Health Provider (HHP) that participates in the Hear Now program. SHARP understands that Audiologists/HHPs have a limited amount of time they can donate. Therefore, SHARP will get their permission before referring any individual to them.

Once the application has been completed by both the applicant and the Audiologist/HHP, please mail directly to Hear Now at: Hear Now Program, 6700 Washington Ave South, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344.

The applicant will need to enclose a cashier’s check or money order for the balance of the Hear Now application fee (along with any other requested documentation).

Assistance with the Repair of Hearing Aids

SHARP has limited funds to assist with the cost of reconditioning and/ or repairing your existing hearing aids through Starkey’s All Make Repair program. Please have your HHP/Audiologist contact SHARP to learn more about this program

The reconditioning and repair of hearing aids must be ordered by an HHP through the Starkey All Make Repair Program. The HHP must call SHARP prior to placing an order to obtain information that needs to be included on the Starkey order form to allow Starkey to bill SHARP.

To Donate no longer needed Hearing Aids

We are also collecting used hearing aids (any age, any condition), as well as hearing aid remotes, and transmitters. Contact the KATS Network (SHARP) to request a self-addressed stamped container to place the hearing aids in. If requested, a receipt may be provided for the donation.

Contact SHARP

If you would like to know more about how both Hear Now and SHARP can benefit you, please contact the KATS Network at (800) 327-5287 or email us at sharp@katsnet.org. You can learn more about Hear Now at: https://www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org/hear-now.