With numerous charitable organizations available to choose from, selecting one can feel 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.
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. They also strive to promote public awareness and prevention at local, state, and national levels. Visit the HLAA website at www.hearingloss.org to become a member or for information about upcoming charity walks in your area.
Hearing Health Foundation – Hearing Health Foundation was founded in the 1950s by Collette Baker Ramsey to help serve people with hearing loss. They provide research to treat and cure hearing loss and promote hearing health through prevention education for the public. For example, the largest research project at the moment focuses on cures for tinnitus. There are many ways to help out with this foundation. You can make any cash donations or contribute gifts in the form of stock. 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.
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. Anyone can donate new and used hearing aids to the Hearing Aid Recycling program, which gives them to people in need. Listen Carefully is an educational program aimed at young people to educate them about the harm that loud noise and headphone use can cause. 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.