With numerous charitable organizations available to consider, selecting one can feel like an overwhelming 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. You can become a part of one of many national and international charity organizations that lend their time and resources to helping those in need of better hearing health.
Hearing Health Foundation – Collette Baker Ramsey, a woman who suffered fromhearing 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. There are many ways to help out with this foundation. You can make any cash donations or contribute gifts in the form 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.
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. 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.
Starkey Hearing Foundation – As a huge national and global foundation, Starkey Hearing Foundation provides hearing health services in three ways: 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. 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. To get contact details for each organization or to give a monetary gift, visit www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org.