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The Beltone Hearing Care Foundation

Hearing connects us to the world in a way no other sense can.

For over 80 years, it has been our mission at Beltone to help the world hear better. Our passion for innovating new technologies and providing superior care has helped to enrich the quality of life for countless hearing impaired individuals.

In addition to caring for people on a daily basis, our team knows there are those in need of hearing help who are unable to access the care they need. In an effort to help meet that need, we created the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation.

What is the Hearing
Care Foundation?

The Beltone Hearing Care Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that donates hearing instruments to qualifying individuals who are in need of hearing help but cannot afford the cost of hearing aids.

In addition to individuals, select organizations are eligible to receive assistance from the Hearing Care Foundation.

How do I apply to the
Hearing Care Foundation?

The first step for applying to the Hearing Care Foundation is to visit a Beltone location and speak with the hearing care practitioner, who can explain the program guidelines to you and walk you through the application process.

Click here to find a Beltone store near you and book a free appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What hearing aids are offered by the Foundation?

At this time, the Hearing Care Foundation can provide behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing instruments to approved applicants. Custom instruments are not available through the Foundation, but every effort will be made to provide the most appropriate device for the individual. The hearing aids also come with a cleaning kit and two follow-up video appointments via Beltone Remote Care.

Is there an application fee?

No, there is no application fee associated with applying to the Hearing Care Foundation.

When can I apply?

Applications are accepted at any time during the year.

Is there a limit to how many applications you'll accept every year?

There is no limit to the number of applications that will be accepted during a calendar year; however, the Hearing Care Foundation’s hearing aid inventory may limit distribution of instruments within a calendar year.

How long until I know if my application is approved?

Once a completed application is received by the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation Board, there will be an approximately 30-day review period.

How will I be notified if my application is approved?

Once the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation Board has made its selections, you’ll be notified by the phone or email address provided.

Here are just a few stories of the people who have been helped by the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation:

The storms that ripped through Alabama last April caused major devastation for so many people. So, a group of Auburn fans who wanted to help got together and formed Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa. Right before Christmas, they received a letter from a 7-year-old boy. His Christmas wish was that his grandfather could have new hearing aids, as his were lost in the storms. This wish was posted to Facebook and we saw the request. Together, we were able to fulfill the boy’s wish for his grandfather. The family’s response was, “There are still good people in the world.”

A local man owned and operated a towing business in town for over 25 years, so he got to know folks very well. Over the years, he provided towing for stranded motorists, even if they did not have the means to pay him. He just wanted to make sure that they were OK. When I learned of his hearing problem, I decided to help. So, for Christmas, I gave him hearing aids. He has helped so many people, that it was just time I helped him out.

Roxanna had one deaf ear and one ear that showed minimal signs of life. The Beltone Hearing Care Foundation donated some very powerful hearing aids, so we were able to fit Roxanna. I began to turn up the volume and Roxanna and I were looking at each other. Her eyes welled up with tears and so did mine. It soon became evident that Roxanna, for the first time since she was a little girl, could hear.

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