Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible?

Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, or the families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Note that recipients may only receive aid once a year and must complete a new application each time they seek assistance.

What kinds of things can a grant pay for?

Grants can go towards mechanical devices, medical or specialized treatment, or specialized education, as well as speech classes, note takers, interpreters, and so forth. The specific need or needs must be directly related to hearing loss.

When is the deadline?

Completed applications must be returned to the Trust by the end of each quarter: March 31st, June 30th, September 30th, and December 31st. Trustees will review all applications on file as of the last date of each quarter.

When will applicants find out if they are receiving funds? When will the funds come?

Recipients will be notified within 30 days of the Trustee’s decision. Checks from the Trust are mailed after the first of the following month.

How many grants are awarded each year?

The number of recipients varies from year to year and is at the discretion of the Trustees. Special consideration is given to those applicants demonstrating the most financial need.

How many recipients have there been in the past?

To date, we’ve awarded over 6,000 grants, helping thousands of people with hearing loss.

What were past applications like?

For privacy reasons, we cannot share past applications. but you can read stories of past recipients on our blog.

How does one start the application process?

You can download an application here, or else make a request in writing to: 

TPA Hearing Trust
2041 Exchange Drive
St. Charles, MO 63303-5987

Where should completed applications be sent?

You can mail completed applications to:

TPA Hearing Trust
2041 Exchange Drive
St. Charles, MO 63303-5987

We have received funds; is there anything else we need to do?

YES! Please fill out the acknowledgment form within 90 days in which the Grant is made. This prevents the return of Grants and loss of future eligibility. Grant recipients are required to attach to the acknowledgement form a copy of all transcripts for courses of study funded by the Trust. Grant recipients are also required to attach a copy of all receipts for expenses exceeding $50 which were funded by a grant by the Trust.

Where does the Trust get its funds?

The Trust is supported by gifts and bequests from members, individuals, local posts and divisions, businesses, foundations, other entities that make charitable contributions, and from the income earned on investments of Trust funds.

Are donations to the Trust tax deductible?

Yes; all contributions to the Trust regardless of source are tax deductible. 

How can we make a donation?

There are two easy ways to make a donation. You can click here or you can write a check payable to “TPA Hearing Trust” and mail to:

TPA Hearing Trust
2041 Exchange Drive
St. Charles, MO 63303-5987

If I have more questions, who can I contact?

Inquiries can be made by phone at +1 (636) 724-2227 or by email at [email protected]

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