With so many charities available to choose from, picking one may seem like a daunting task. 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.
- 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. HLAA provides education, resources, and support to people with hearing loss and to their families. HLAA also strives to help the public through legislation and awareness. Take your first steps to helping this organization by visiting their website at www.hearingloss.org to sign up for one of the nation‚Äôs largest walks for hearing health, become an official member of the organization, or make a donation.
- 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. The Listen Carefully program provides education to school age children on the dangers of listening to high-decibel music. Hear Now provides financial assistance to U.S. residents in need of 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.
- 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. 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. 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. Visit their website at www.hearinghealthfoundation.org for more information, news and updates.