Hear 2 help’s mission is to provide financial assistance for hearing aids & assistive technology so these children have a strong foundation to reach their full potential. Our vision is that every child who wants amplification has access to hearing aids. Hearing aids are a big financial commitment because they are very expensive and not a one-time purchase; typically they last 4-6 years. Hear 2 help grows awareness of the issues facing families who deal with these circumstances and raises funds to provide assistance. We are a 100% volunteer-ran 501(c)3 based in Overland Park, KS.
Personally, I am a mother of a hard-of-hearing child. Our daughter was born with a bilateral moderate-to-severe sensorineural hearing loss. We are thankful for newborn screening in the state we lived in at the time and the angels along the way who helped us navigate. Early intervention is key to the development of language for children. If left unaided, hearing loss can negatively impact educational, social, and emotional development as well. We have seen firsthand the impact of early intervention; it is huge. This fall, our daughter will be a senior in high school and we feel truly blessed.