Kansas City, Missouri
It cost us $500 to get one person fitted with our refurbished hearing aids, our goal for CARE65 is to raise enough money to have five low income seniors fitted with the hearing aids they need.
Hearing Charities of America (HCOA) supports individuals and professionals who are deaf or hard of hearing through resources, awareness, and advocacy. Our primary service project, the National Hearing Aid Project (HAP), seeks to provide low-income elderly and working poor access to needed hearing aids and related services that otherwise are not available them due to cost. We provide hearing aids to low-income individuals on a national scale.
HAP is collaborative program; our process begins by assisting applicants to evaluate resources within their state or community. Our goal is not to compete or replicate existing services, but provide a resource for those not qualified for existing programs. Approvals are based on income requirements based on 200% of the federal poverty level adjusted for local cost of living. HAP does not discriminate by age, race, or religion. The primary service in the HAP project are: accepting and reviewing applications, refurbishing hearing aids, performing hearing health evaluations, and soliciting support and services from others who can help support the project.
HAP works by coordinating individuals and organizations to fulfill a specific role in the process. Individuals and groups collect and donate hearing aids. A graduate student at University of Kansas Department of Hearing and Speech cleans, repairs, processes and tracks the hearing aids. Volunteers and donors raise money and host events to help provide support for the cost of the program. HCOA staff recruits and support these relationships and manage all application, financial and legal functions. The HAP program is unique, because is one of the few that does NOT charge recipients for hearing aids or clinical services in the United States.
Hearing Charities of America (HCOA) supports individuals and professionals who are deaf or hard of hearing through resources, awareness, and advocacy. Our primary service project, the National Hearing...read more
Our mission: creating a healthier hearing world through collaborations and by raising awareness.
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