You would like to help people struggling with hearing loss, but the range of charitable organizations is overwhelming. 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.
Hearing Health Foundation – Collette Baker Ramsey, a woman who suffered from hearing loss herself, created Hearing Health Foundation in the 1950s. This organization fosters research to treat and cure hearing loss and promotes the prevention of hearing conditions 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. 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.
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. 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. Visit the HLAA website at www.hearingloss.org to become a member or for information about upcoming charity walks in your area.
Starkey Hearing Foundation – Starkey Hearing Foundation is a national and international organization that offers three programs for hearing needs: Hear Now, Listen Carefully, and Hearing Aid Recycling. 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. The Hear Now program focuses on providing hearing aids to those who cannot afford them on their own. To get contact details for each organization or to give a monetary gift, visit www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org.