Knowing the facts. Addressing the issue. Providing assistance.
The first few years of life are critical for a child to learn intuitive language, and hearing is how they learn it. As a child gets older, learning language gets more difficult—similar to how an adult learns a foreign language.
If left unaided, hearing loss can negatively impact a child’s language, social, emotional and educational development. In fact, a child with even mild hearing loss can miss as much as 50% of a classroom discussion.
Yet, 80% of people who could benefit from hearing aids don’t get them—and the prohibitive cost is a large reason why. The average cost of a pair of mid-range hearing aids is $4,800, not including batteries, earmolds and repairs. Considering that hearing aids only last four to six years, the lifetime cost of amplification technology can be overwhelming.
Hear 2 help wants to make sure that no child goes without the hearing devices they need due to cost. We rely on donations to provide financial assistance to families in need to help cover hearing aids for their child.