You want to help people struggling with hearing loss, but the range of charitable organizations 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.
- Hearing Health Foundation – Since the 1950s, Hearing Health Foundation has been committed to serving people with hearing loss. They provide research to treat and cure hearing loss and promote hearing health through prevention education for the public. One of the current endeavors of the foundation is providing research meant to cure tinnitus (constant ringing in the ears). If you wish to contribute to Hearing Health Foundation, there are several ways to help. 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.
- 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 also strives to help the public through legislation and awareness. 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 reaches an international audience with its 3 main services programs named Hear Now, Listen Carefully, and Hearing Aid Recycling. The Hear Now program helps people with limited resources obtain hearing aids. Anyone can donate new and used hearing aids to the Hearing Aid Recycling program, which gives them to people in need. The Listen Carefully program provides education to school age children on the dangers of listening to high-decibel music. For the most up-to-date information of the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s activities and current needs visit their website at www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org.