Helping Kids Hear!


Helping Kids Hear!


To provide financial assistance for children who are deaf/hard of hearing.


Deaf/hard of hearing issues
facing families and children.



Our Story

About three years ago, I felt a nudge on my heart to do something that would make a difference for children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing and want amplification. I prayed about it for months and felt a strong call to establish Hear 2 help. So with guidance from my faith and help from family and friends, we did so in 2017.  Hear 2 help provides a hand-up with financial assistance for those who need hearing aids. We partner with providers to identify children in need who may go without assistive technologies due to the fact most insurance does not cover the cost of hearing aids.  Currently, we serve the entire state of Kansas as well as the greater KC metro.

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 child who is hard-of-hearing. 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.

-Terri Steinlage


“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”

– Helen Keller