Hearing Aid Assistance
Rotary Club and Miracle Ear Join Up to offer Help with Hearing Aids
Are you experiencing hearing loss and in need of hearing aids but cannot afford them? We are happy to pass along some information about a program that might be able to assist. The Rotary Club of Honolulu (RCOH) is teaming up with Miracle-Ear Foundation’s Gift of Sound program. This program offers qualified low-income applicants a free hearing assessment, fittings and follow up adjustments. This generous program is to assist those individuals who have exhausted all resources to provide for their own hearing health.
Part of the application process includes an application fee of $150. While funds last, RCOHʻs “Do you Hear Us Now" Grant program will underwrite people who cannot afford the $150 application fee.
Applicants who qualify for Miracle-Ear’s Gift of Sound hearing aid program but are unable to pay the application fee must contact Rick Tabor, Chair of Rotaryʻs "Can You Hear Us Now" Committee to determine if they are eligible for a grant.
Qualifications for a RCOH “Can You Hear Us Now” grant:
- Hearing impaired individual does not qualify for hearing aid financing through a Miracle Aid Store
- Annual gross income is under $25,000
- Completed a Miracle Ear “Gift of Sound” Application form
- Has no alternative means or supports to pay the “Gift of Sound” application fee
Hearing Loss Facts
- Hearing loss is the No.3 physical condition (after arthritis and heart disease) for people of all ages.
- Age-related hearing loss typically begins as early as 55.
- With mild to moderate untreated hearing loss, you are twice as likely to experience depression and isolation
- On average people suffer 7-10 years with known hearing loss before getting help.
- Delaying assistance may lead to permanent, uncorrectable hearing loss
“The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as being heard.” William Hazlitt
Rotary Club of Hawaii
This is a limited time program. Contact Rick Tabor today to determine if you qualify.
“Can You Hear Us Now” Committee
Chair Rick Tobor