The Cincinnati Children’s Hearing Aid Trust (CCHAT) strives to provide Ohio children, from birth to age 3, with their first set of hearing aids for free. CCHAT has partnered with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), the Bureau of  Early Intervention Services (BEIS) , the Quota International of Massillon, OH program "Sound Beginnings," the Regional Infant Hearing Programs (RIHP), Phonak, Oticon, Cochlear, Oticon Medical and individual sponsors to make this goal a reality.

Early hearing intervention in children with confirmed hearing loss is critical, yet the financial challenges associated with obtaining hearing aids can be burdensome. CCHAT and its partners are devoted to helping families overcome financial obstacles that might prevent their children from receiving hearing aids.