The Help Me Hear program was developed by Dr. Scarlet M. Aviles to help as many people as possible hear better. The Hawaii Nonprofit Corporation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for hearing impaired people who are uninsured or financially-challenged, by fitting them with hearing devices that will help them hear.
We accept 1-5 year old donated hearing aids. These hearing aids will be refurbished and then reprogrammed to fit approved applicants.
To be considered as a recipient of hearing devices, please print and complete the recipient application and fax, email or mail back to our office. All applications will be reviewed and qualifying applicants will be contacted and scheduled for an appointment.
If you are interested in donating hearing aids, please print and complete the donor application and include with your donated devices which can be mailed to our office or dropped off. A donation receipt will be mailed to you once the value of your donated devices has been determined. For more information about the Help Me Hear program, please contact us.
Hearing loss is an invisible disability. You can't see it. There are 360 million persons in the world with disabling hearing loss.
I've created a "Hearing Impaired" alert pin - people can wear this pin to notify others that they struggle with hearing loss.
The goal of wearing this pin would be to encourage more effective communication strategies when talking to a person with hearing loss and also as a visible sign of hearing loss. This is important especially in emergency situations.