With numerous charities available to consider, picking one may seem like a daunting task. Selecting which charities to support financial is based on several factors including the cause itself, the reputation of the organization and the intended use of the funds. Look for a large, well-known hearing health charity organization that is right for you, and join knowing you are helping a good cause.
Starkey Hearing Foundation – Starkey Hearing Foundation reaches an international audience with its 3 main services programs named Hear Now, Listen Carefully, and Hearing Aid Recycling. The Listen Carefully program provides education to school age children on the dangers of listening to high-decibel music. Their Hearing Aid Recycling program offers a place for you to donate your old hearing aids as gifts to those who can‚Äôt otherwise afford them. The Hear Now program helps people with limited resources obtain hearing aids. For the most up-to-date information of the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s activities and current needs visit their website at www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org.
Hearing Health Foundation – Since the 1950s, Hearing Health Foundation has been committed to serving people with hearing loss. The organization has two main areas of focus. One is research into new treatments and cures for hearing loss. The other is hearing loss prevention through public education. Currently, the foundation is researching a cure for tinnitus, which is ringing in your ears that often signals a loss of hearing. There are many ways to help out with this foundation. The foundation accepts one-time gifts and monthly donations, as well as other financial contributions. You can write and share a personal experience with hearing loss, assist in fundraising, and even name a research grant. Learn more or join today on their official website at www.hearinghealthfoundation.org.
Hearing Loss Association of America – With 14 state organizations, Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) leads the way in the U.S. as the largest national organization for sufferers of hearing loss. Its mission is to provide resources and support to individuals with hearing loss and their families while educating the public about hearing impairments. HLAA does work on a local, state and national level and part of its mission is to influence legislation that impacts the hearing impaired. Visit the HLAA website at www.hearingloss.org to become a member or for information about upcoming charity walks in your area.