Can you get Phonak Roger free??
The answer is found in The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). If you’re employed, the answer is very likely YES.
The ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities unless such accommodation would pose and undue hardship.
So what should you do?
The most effective plan to get your Roger system compensated is to start with an accommodation request letter. We recommend working together with your hearing care professional to fill out some details – here’s what you should include in your letter:
Dear (e.g. supervisor, manager, human resources, personnel):
- Identify yourself as a person with a hearing loss
- State that you are requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if you’re a Federal employee)
- Identify your specific problematic job tasks (hearing in meetings, phone, presentations, sales calls etc.)
- Refer to attached, current audiological results (include Speech in Noise testing if possible)
- Identify your accommodation idea (take this opportunity to also describe your hearing care professionals Roger system recommendation – this should be echoed on the audiological exam results)
- Request your employer’s accommodation ideas
- Ask that the employer respond to your request in a reasonable amount of time
After you have submitted this letter to your human resources or manager, an in person discussion on what technology will be best should follow. This is your opportunity to reinforce how Phonak Roger is the only choice for your hearing and communication needs. We understand that questions might arise from your company. What is Roger? What does Roger do? Why is Roger best? What does Roger cost? Direct them our way and we’ll take care of all the little details.