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The Beltone Hearing Care Foundation

What is the Hearing Care Foundation?

Beltone Hearing Care Foundation logo

The Beltone Hearing Care Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, donates hearing instruments to those in need of hearing help who may otherwise be unable to access it. Both individuals and organizations are eligible to receive assistance from the Foundation through direct nominations by Beltone staff or network members. “Beltone has always had the mission of helping the world hear better through our products and professional hearing care services,” said Beltone President Corrine Perritano. “This Foundation gives our members a new path to achieve this mission by helping deserving individuals enrich their quality of life.”

How do you apply for the Foundation?

  1. Visit your local Beltone office and discuss the Foundation with your Hearing Care Practitioner.

  2. If it has been determined that you would like to move forward with the application process, then read the program guidelines and application form in their entirety.

  3. Complete the application form with your Hearing Care Practitioner.

 

A few of the the Hearing Care Foundation recipients

To the Beltone Foundation,

First of all I wanted to say thank you do much for the hearing aids! It's definitely made my life a little easier. The fact that my hearing aids connect to my phone by Bluetooth has helped a lot. I can listen to my music without struggling with headphones and all the wired mess. I can make phone calls without struggling to hear even on the speaker phone. I can check my battery levels to know before they die completely. I can adjust my volume and change programs to adjust to my hearing. It is amazing to see how Technology has improved my capability to join in on conversations or make phone calls. I am grateful to even be selected for this foundation. Thank you for changing my life in a way that is easier for me.

Thanks Again

Zachary Karr

To the Beltone Foundation,

My name is Heather Bryant and I have recently been blessed by your company with a pair of Hearing Aids that you have provided for me. I am writing this letter of thanks for your generosity. I cannot really put into words what you have done for me, you and Brad Ferguson has really changed my life.

When I went for my hearing test here in Brad's office of Pikeville, I already knew that I have bad hearing and that my insurance would not cover the hearing aids I would need. I thought about canceling several times, because I did not want to go through the disappointment that would come. I am glad that I changed my mind thanks to Sherry (secretary in Brad's office) she convinced me that you may have a program that could help me. So I chose to go and after the test with Brad, he said that I really need the Hearing Aids, he told me about your program and had me write to you about how I really need them. I mention to you in the letter that I could not hear the preacher in church and how I would go but not really able to enjoy the sermons because I could not hear it. I also told you about not being able to hear the conversations with my family, friends, parents and husband. I also could not hear if there was anyone outside the house and how I would sometimes be alone overnight, it really would scare me. I also had a hard time getting a job, because I could not hear the person conducting the interview. That all changed on April 12th when Sherry called to tell me that I have been approved by your foundation for a set of Hearing Aids, I was so ready to get them that I was almost out the door when she told me to come in the next day for my ear molds. I was over the moon.

When I got them ten days later I was not prepareô€€› on how my life would be different. I am able now to have conversations with my family, friends, parents and husband. I am able to enjoy church because I can hear the sermons, the prayer request and the hymns. I can hear if there is anyone outside. I can hear my customers at my new job at Food City without having everything turn up so loud. I even named my hearing aids they are called my EARS. I know that the world was a noisy place, now I do not have to just see and pretend to part of it, I can actually hear it and I love it.

I am enjoying my life now and I have you and Brad to thank for it. Thank you so much for giving me my ears. Your determination and Brad support has really changed my life.

With all the Thanks and Love

Heather Bryant

Dear Beltone,

I want to thank you for my hearing aids. I was born 25% deaf in both ears, but I didn't find out until my twenties. Now at 47, I'm about 60%. In three years, I would probably be completely deaf. I have a lot of appreciation for my sister and Beltone, because without them I would still be walking around not being able to hear. Your hearing is nothing to take for granted. I'm so grateful that I have my sister who cares enough to contact Beltone, and didn't give up and Beltone to care enough to take the time and effort to make sure I heard correctly. Now I can hear someone whisper to me from across the table.

With much love and appreciation,

Grace Dickinson