Hearing Aid Recipients

Nothing feels better than being able to help people hear well. That's why the Campaign is pleased to announce our latest recipients of free hearing aids from across the United States. We hope you'll read and enjoy their inspiring stories on their journey to better hearing.


October 11, 2019

Tammy Hoesch, Utah

Meet Tammy Hoesch Ogden, UT Tammy Hoesch loves working with people and has two jobs. She is a bus driver and grocery store clerk, but due to her severe hearing loss in both ears, she struggles to hold conversations. Working with special needs children As a bus driver, Tammy provides transportation for students of the Deaf and Blind school in […]
September 26, 2019

Debbie McCloud, Ohio

Meet Debbie McCloud Cleveland, OH Debbie McCloud has been a patron of Hear Wright, a HearingLife company, since 2011. After years of her family encouraging her to have her hearing checked, Debbie finally went to her local provider. She was diagnosed with binaural hearing loss. Knowing she needed the help, Debbie purchased a pair of refurbished hearing aids. Debbie recalled […]
July 29, 2019

Larry ONeal, Delaware

Mr. Larry ONeal has had a long history of hearing loss, but hasn't always been able to access hearing care or treatment. For Larry, who is now in his 30s, his impairment makes even basic communication difficult and, in addition to other challenges [...]
July 29, 2019

Katherine LaValle, Minnestota

Katherine LaValle has been trying to address her severe sensorineural hearing loss for several years. Unfortunately, despite trying various avenues to raise funds, she was unable to afford hearing aids. Her hearing care provider Terri Allen, [...]
July 29, 2019

Edgar Ievins, Massachusetts

Meet Edgar Ievins West Roxbury, Massachusetts Chef, Edgar Ievins works in a busy kitchen as a chef and teaches cooking. Both require hearing for safety and communication. In a professional kitchen, it is vital to be able to hear and understand colleagues, both in terms of getting food orders correctly and knowing what is going on around you. Mr. Ievins […]
July 29, 2019

Myra Lathrop, Washington

Myra Lathrop, who is in her sixties, has been hoping to get hearing aids since her doctor noticed hearing loss in 2017. Unfortunately, she has not been able to obtain them, even though she really needed hearing aids. [...]
July 26, 2019

Gary Brown, Virginia

Mr. Gary Brown has faced many challenges – including raising his daughter largely on his own, and being forced into early retirement. For a while, Gary was able to use inherited hearing aids. They didn’t suit his individual hearing loss [...]
July 26, 2019

Kendra Walden, Alabama

Meet Kendra Walden Albertville, Alabama Ms Kendra Walden was first fitted with hearing aids from HearingLife at age 6. Since then she has faced some significant life challenges – her mother died of cancer when she was 15 and she was placed in foster care. Her first hearing aids lasted until she was 16 when she lost them. In addition, […]
July 26, 2019

Justin Stevenson, Pennsylvania

Justin Stevenson, now age 36, has struggled with hearing loss since he was a child. The challenges were especially difficult in school where he was teased by other kids, and hearing loss has resulted in difficulties in many aspects of his life. [...]