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senior man and woman on a date

Beltone Hearing Care Foundation

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

The Beltone Hearing Care Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that donates hearing aids to qualifying individuals in need of hearing help but who may not be able to afford the cost of hearing devices. In addition to individuals, select organizations are also eligible to receive assistance from the Beltone Foundation.

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senior woman striped shirt & glasses on cell phone

Our Mission

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 lives of 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.

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How do I apply to the Beltone Foundation?

The first step is to visit a Beltone location and speak with the hearing care professional (HCP), who can explain the program guidelines to you and walk you through the application process.

Once your candidacy has been determined, the HCP will complete an application and submit it to The Foundation on your behalf.

There will be a 30-day review period by The Foundation’s Board, and you will be notified by your Beltone office should your application be accepted. Click the button below to find a Beltone location near you and book a free appointment.

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The Beltone Hearing Care Foundation has helped thousands of people—here’s what they have to say about the experience:

My new hearing aids have significantly improved my hearing and the quality of my life in general, both professionally and socially. Since receiving my new hearing aids, I have become more alert and confident in carrying out my day-to-day activities.” – Shirley Dotting

I am extremely grateful that Beltone has given me this opportunity to hear better than I’ve ever been able to in my entire life. The hearing aids are truly amazing.” – Justin Cheek

Thank you so much for your generosity! Without these hearing aids you’ve granted me, I would not be able to work as a school bus driver, a job that I love and a position where, at this chapter in my life, I feel I can give back to the community.” – Loretta Leighty

I’ve been going years with not understanding other people. Since I’ve been at Beltone, they have changed my life now that I can hear, and I really appreciate them.” – Marlon Hardy

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What hearing aids does the Beltone Foundation offer?

At this time, the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation can provide behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids to approved applicants. Custom devices are currently not available through the Foundation, but every effort will be made to provide the most appropriate hearing aid 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 Beltone Hearing Care Foundation.

When can I apply?

Applications are accepted any time of 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 Beltone Foundation’s hearing aid inventory may limit distribution of devices within a calendar year.

How long until I know if my application is approved?

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

How will I be notified if my application is approved?

If your application is accepted, your local Beltone office will notify you by phone or use the email address provided on your application.

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senior couple-woman talking in man's ear

Locally Based Hearing Support Close to Home

Every one of Beltone’s 1,500 locations nationwide is part of the community it serves. The hearing care professionals and staff at your local Beltone will remember your name, listen to your story and support you on your journey to better hearing.