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Hearing Health Charities and Foundations: An Introduction

It really is confusing to choose among the throngs of charitable organizations out there today. You should consider where your money is going, how it is being used, and if the organization is trustworthy. Look for a large, well-known hearing health charity organization that is right for you, and join knowing you are helping a good cause.

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. One of the current endeavors of the foundation is providing research meant to cure tinnitus (constant ringing in the ears). The Hearing Health Foundation makes it easy for supporters to get involved. The foundation accepts one-time gifts and monthly donations, as well as other financial contributions. If you prefer to be involved in a more hands-on way, you can share with them your personal experience with hearing loss or tinnitus, participate in fundraisers, or offer to name one of their research grants. Learn more or join today on their official website at www.hearinghealthfoundation.org.

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. Hear Now provides financial assistance to U.S. residents in need of hearing aids. The Listen Carefully Program is provides education to youth in schools about the dangers of loud music and headphone use. Their Hearing Aid Recycling program offers a place for you to donate your old hearing aids as gifts to those who can’t otherwise afford them. To get contact details for each organization or to give a monetary gift, visit www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org.

Hearing Loss Association of America – Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) prides itself as being the largest national organization for helping people with hearing loss across the U.S. The Association works to provide access, support, and assistance to those with hearing loss and their families. HLAA does work on a local, state and national level and part of its mission is to influence legislation that impacts the hearing impaired. You can begin by signing up for their newsletter, becoming a member of the organization, or registering for one of their bi-annual fundraiser walks called Walk4Hearing. Donations are also accepted online at www.hearingloss.org.

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