Third-grader inspires legislation to help those with hearing loss | CNN

At just 9-years-old Ally Tumblin inspired legislation in Congress that could help thousands of Americans pay for hearing aid devices by mandating insurance companies cover them. 

It all started in 2019 with a simple letter to her elected official after the then third-grader was assigned to do something to better her community for class. She decided to write to her congressman, Rep. Joe Neguse, a Colorado Democrat, about her struggle to hear and how important her BAHA was, a bone-anchored hearing aid that’s used to treat hearing loss. It’s an implantable device that most insurance companies do not cover and can cost up to $10,000.

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