You would like to help people struggling with hearing loss, but the choice of charities is overwhelming. Just a few of the factors to consider are the cause itself, the trustworthiness of the organization, and how the resources are used. Here are a few hearing-health specific charities you may want to consider as part of your search.
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 Hear Now program focuses on providing hearing aids to those who cannot afford them on their own. 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. Listen Carefully is an educational program aimed at young people to educate them about the harm that loud noise and headphone use can cause. 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. HLAA provides education, resources, and support to people with hearing loss and to 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. Take your first steps to helping this organization by visiting their website at www.hearingloss.org to sign up for one of the nation’s largest walks for hearing health, become an official member of the organization, or make a donation.
Hearing Health Foundation – Since the 1950s, Hearing Health Foundation has been committed to serving people with hearing loss. This organization fosters research to treat and cure hearing loss and promotes the prevention of hearing conditions 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. More hands-on ways to get involved include sharing your hearing loss experience in the form of a letter or video, participating in a fundraising event or even launching a new research grant. Learn more or join today on their official website at www.hearinghealthfoundation.org.