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.


February 3, 2020

Audrey Edenton

Meet Audrey Edenton Culpepper, VA Retired hairstylist and cancer-survivor, Audrey Edenton of Culpeper, VA was recently awarded free hearing aids from the Campaign for Better Hearing’s Give Back program. While ill, she was unable to work, and that has made it difficult for her to afford new hearing aids. She has been treating hearing loss for more than five years, […]
February 3, 2020

Richard LoDuca

Meet Richard LoDuca Monroeville, PA Army veteran and great-grandparent, Richard LoDuca recently received free hearing aids from the Campaign’s Give Back program. Prior to receiving the new aids, Mr. LoDuca struggled to hear anytime people spoke to him. This was especially noticeable when there was background noise, people were at a distance or when the speaker wasn’t facing him. Most […]
January 28, 2020

Charles Feiler, Michigan

Meet Charles Feiler Troy, MI Charles Feiler has been struggling with hearing loss for more than thirteen years, and his six-year-old hearing aids no longer give him the amplification he needs to hear clearly. As a retired employee of General Motors, Charles used to assemble transmissions, a profession which exposed him to loud working environments and quite possibly exacerbated his […]
January 28, 2020

Claire Odekirk, Ohio

Meet Claire Odekirk Bellefontaine, OH By all accounts, Claire Odekirk has had an interesting life. As a young adult, she worked for a physician who was a pioneer in chemotherapy. After she married, she stopped working for a while to raise her three children. They moved to Las Vegas, NV to be closer to her family. Once her children were […]
January 27, 2020

Ralph Eubanks, Oklahoma

Meet Ralph Eubanks Midwest City, OK Retired ship captain, Ralph Eubanks, is married with two young children, and he struggles to hear them clearly. Moreover, he is 100% disabled after an injury and is now unable to work. Unfortunately, with young children and limited income, he has been unable to afford hearing aids. Hearing loss had made it more difficult […]
January 27, 2020

William Unruh, Indiana

Meet William Unruh Valparaiso, IN Retired truck driver, father and husband, William Unruh has spent recent years taking care of his wife, who is suffering from brain cancer. William’s primary purpose has been to serve her needs, but with significant hearing loss compounded by her speech issues due to the tumor, communication has been difficult. That’s why hearing care provider […]
January 27, 2020

Fae Frost, Florida

Meet Fae Frost Spring Hill, FL Recently, hearing aid recipient Fae Frost has had significant medical challenges, which have made it impossible for her to work. In addition, she provides care for her disabled husband. That’s why the Campaign was pleased that hearing care provider Nina Poncia of HearingLife in Spring Hill, Florida, nominated her. Before receiving new devices, Mrs. Frost […]
January 27, 2020

Larry Denslow, Michigan

Meet Larry Denslow Reed City, MI Larry Denslow has been living with untreated hearing loss since January of 2018. Unfortunately, other immediate expenses forced him to put his hearing aids on hold. Larry is a loving husband, father of four children, grandfather of six, and has seven great-grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his famil, but struggles to join in […]
January 23, 2020

John Gambee, Oregon

Meet John Gambee Eugene, OR Dr. John (Jack) Gambee is a father of 15 children and a retired physician. He recently lost his wife due to Alzheimer’s disease, and recalls not being able to hear well at her memorial service. That’s when he knew he had hearing loss that was impacting his quality of life. His assessment confirmed his concern, […]
January 23, 2020

Beverly Prather, Oklahoma

Meet Beverly Prather Claremore, OK Beverly Prather has been a patient with HearingLife since 2015. With concerns about her hearing, she decided to schedule an assessment in April 2019 at her local office. The hearing care provider discovered that Beverly had binaural hearing loss (meaning she has hearing loss in both ears), but felt discouraged to demo the hearing aids […]