Here's just a few examples:
North Carolina: $0.03 per month increase in insurance premium on insured residents.
California: $0.03 per month average increase in health insurance premium increase
Wisconsin: $0.17 cents per privately insured person, per month for hearing aids and cochlear implants.
South Carolina: proposed legislation is estimated at $0.35 annually or approximately $0.03 per month increase in premiums.
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**Children who do not receive early intervention cost schools an additional $420,000 and are faced with overall lifetime costs of $1 million in special education, lost wages, and health complications, according to a 1995 study published in the "International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology." The Department of Education indicates that over 70,000 students, ages 6-21, received special education services in 2002 alone, due to their hearing loss.