It really is overwhelming to choose among the throngs of charitable organizations in existence today. 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.

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. The Hearing Aid Recycling does exactly what the name implies. It accepts donations of used hearing aids and refurbishes them for people who cannot afford a new one. The Hear Now program focuses on providing hearing aids to those who cannot afford them on their own. The Listen Carefully Program is provides education to youth in schools about the dangers of loud music and headphone use. Visit the Starkey Hearing Foundation website at www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org for more details about each individual program or to make a donation.

Hearing Loss Association of America РThe largest organization dedicated to helping people with hearing loss is the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). The Association works to provide access, support, and assistance to those with hearing loss and their families. They also strive to promote public awareness and prevention at local, state, and national levels. Take your first steps to helping this organization by visiting their website at www.hearingloss.org to sign up for one of the nation’s largest walks for hearing health, become an official member of the organization, or make a donation.

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. There are many ways to help out with this foundation. 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. Visit their website at www.hearinghealthfoundation.org for more information, news and updates.