It really is confusing to choose among the throngs of charities 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.
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. Anyone can donate new and used hearing aids to the Hearing Aid Recycling program, which gives them to people in need. 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. Its mission is to provide resources and support to individuals with hearing loss and their families while educating the public about hearing impairments. They also strive to promote public awareness and prevention at local, state, and national levels. 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.
Hearing Health Foundation – Collette Baker Ramsey, a woman who suffered from hearing loss herself, created Hearing Health Foundation in the 1950s. 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. The Hearing Health Foundation makes it easy for supporters to get involved. Money is always the easiest donation for a charity to accept. This can be in the form of a one-time donation, monthly donations or gift of stock. You can write and share a personal experience with hearing loss, assist in fundraising, and even name a research grant. For the most up-to-date information of the Foundation’s activities and current needs visit their website at www.hearinghealthfoundation.org.