Our daughter was born with a bilateral moderate-to-severe sensorineural hearing loss. Thankfully, due to newborn screening in the state we lived in at the time, it was caught early, because 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.
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. With guidance from my faith, and help from family and friends, we created Hear 2 help in 2017. Our organization partners with providers to identify children who may go without assistive technologies, due to the fact most insurance does not cover the cost of hearing aids. We then provide financial assistance, directly to the provider, to make the purchase possible. We currently serve the entire state of Kansas as well as the greater Kansas City metro area.