HealthyHearing.com is thankful for the holiday season, especially for the reminder that there are millions of people in need of help.
Whether you’ve volunteered at a local food shelter, donated money to an organization or collected items to help families in need, the holiday season is the perfect time of year to help others.
That’s why, over the next two months, HealthyHearing.com will be using Thursdays to highlight some of the many amazing charities across the globe reaching out to people suffering from hearing loss and deafness.
One in five Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss. And of those individuals, only one in five will actually purchase one. From factors such as the inability to afford hearing aids and lack of insurance coverage, to various cultural stigmas, too many people with hearing loss avoid seeking treatment.
The upside to this is that there are dozens of charities around the world seeking to make access to hearing care, equipment and treatment easier. From the Special Olympics Healthy Hearing initiative to Allison’s Hope for Hearing, there are plenty of options for individuals wanting to help those with hearing loss.
Additionally, many charities exist specifically to help provide for deaf individuals in need. Programs like Dogs for the Deaf connect deaf individuals with companion animals that provide assistance for their daily needs.
During the holiday months, HealthyHearing.com will provide readers with some helpful resources to find charities assisting those with hearing loss and deafness. So use these resources to give the gift of hearing this holiday season!