What We Do

Our mission of assisting and supporting hard of hearing youth around the world continues as we head into 2013. Join us as we seek to provide support and hearing aids to young people around the world. There have been many advances in recent years in the hard of hearing community. It’s important that everyone has access to these advances and that one’s economic background plays no role in whether or not they have are provided these opportunities. Unfortunately, that’s not always been the case. We believe the beauty of the world is to be seen and heard. Join us as we set out to make a difference.

As the foundation moves forward in its efforts of helping children and young adults who have been affected by hearing loss, our ultimate goal is to bring awareness and education to the forefront while also closing the communication gaps between the hearing and non-hearing.

Imagine not being able to hear your favorite song? The phone ringing? Sirens approaching? In the United States, 3 out of every 1,000 children are born deaf or hard of hearing*. Ninety percent of those children are born to parents with no hearing problems. Only 20% of people around the world who could benefit from hearing aids actually own one*. We aim to improve these statistics and it begins right here, right now.

Young people with hearing loss even in only one ear fall woefully behind in their language skills. The hurdles are overwhelming as these young children struggle to overcome those difficulties. Worse, children and young adults living in poverty rarely have access to proper medical attention, much less hearing devices that could greatly improve their quality of life.

Our goals are to close these gaps, make a difference in young peoples’ lives while educating readers in the process. We invite you to browse the site, visit our “What To Read” and let us know how you can help in this important mission. We are a 501c3 not for profit organization and any charitable contributions are tax deductible. Please visit our “Who Are We” page for more information on the legalities of charitable contributions.

* National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders, National Institutes of Health