How Can You Make a Difference?
It’s a lot easier than you might think. Simply getting involved impacts those with hearing loss and the communities in which they live more than you can imagine. Organize an event. Make a financial donation. Join a Chapter. And more. There are so many ways to make life easier for the hearing impaired and raise hearing health awareness.
Make a Donation
Hearing impacts all of our lives, especially those living and navigating the world with hearing loss. Financial donations support the programs we provide throughout communities nationwide. These programs promote education and awareness of hearing-related issues, provide support to those affected by hearing loss, as well as provide opportunities to students entering the audiology field or are deaf or hard of hearing.
Donate Used Hearing Aids
Healthy hearing should be enjoyed by all citizens. And for those who require assistive devices, economics shouldn’t be a barrier to hearing health. The Hearing Aid Donation Center, a project of HCOA, begins the process of recycling hearing aids for those in need. With your generosity, and the generosity of organizations and institutions throughout the nation, your donated hearing aids will help others enjoy the sounds many of us take for granted.
Become a Friend
When you become a Friend of HCOA, you’ll tap into a great network of like-minded people who want to stay on top of hearing health issues and programs. To become a Friend, just make a $35 annual tax-deductible gift.
Start a Friends Chapter
Hearing Charities of America/Sertoma will support your local chapter with technical support, tax exempt status and liability insurance so that you can better support hearing awareness and programs in your area. In addition, you will have the opportunity to share and learn from the efforts of other Friend Chapters and Sertoma Clubs.
Organize a CELEBRATE SOUND® Event
This national fund- and awareness-raising event promotes hearing health in our communities. This premiere event is a turnkey fundraising project to help raise funds and awareness of Sertoma, our affiliates, and our hearing health mission.
More Ways to Volunteer
Everyone should enjoy healthy hearing. Whether you donate your time or your money to a local or national hearing-related program, you’re not only playing a key role in helping those get the devices, services and support needed for healthy hearing, but also raising awareness of hearing issues we face today. By volunteering your time and effort once or consistently, you’re helping others hear sounds many of us take for granted.