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.


September 28, 2020

Teddy Rodriguez, Utah

Teddy Rodriguez Pleasant Grove, Utah Teddy has been suffering from medical issues for years, starting with his diabetes diagnosis. Eventually his eyesight deteriorated, as did his hearing. By the age of 55, Teddy nearly deaf. The connection between hearing and balance Teddy was having a difficult time balancing. After visiting HearingLife, Teddy learned that his hearing health was connected to […]
September 28, 2020

Jimmy Wells, Georgia

Meet Jimmy Wells Lilburn, GA Jimmy is 78 years old and has been a patient at HearingLife for more than 13 years. Jimmy worked as a home builder for most of his life, until his wife was diagnosed with cancer and his world was turned upside down. Medical bills began piling up, and Jimmy did everything – including sell his […]
September 25, 2020

David Burrowbridge, Wisconsin

Meet David Burrowbridge Wautoma, Wisconsin Sixty-nine-year-old David has been suffering from Hearing Loss since he was five years old. Throughout his life, David has only ever had one hearing aid, never consistently over time, and never a pair for both ears at the same time. His level of hearing loss has made simple things in his life very difficult, including […]
September 22, 2020

Jack Spurgeon, Alabama

Meet Jack Spurgeon Gadsden, AL Jack Spurgeon is a warrior! Having survived many of life’s greatest challenges, including major health issues caused by an assault, Jack’s hearing aids will certainly help improve Mr. Spurgeon’s quality of life. The team at HearingLife in Gadsden was happy to hear that this widower and single father of five would receive free hearing aids. […]
September 1, 2020

Mellody Kaiser, Ohio

Meet Mellody Kaiser Elyria, OH Mellody Kaiser spends a lot of time communicating with young people. She teaches financial literacy and math to students in 6th to 9th grades at Albert Einstein Academy in North Olmstead, OH. In the past, she couldn’t hear students’ questions well, which made her job difficult. Hearing aids make teaching easier even as masks cover […]
July 16, 2020

Carissa Bell

Carissa Bell Greeley, Colorado Born with a genetic disorder, Carissa Bell has had to work hard to overcome her challenges, including hearing loss. Now in her early 30s and lacking high-quality hearing aids, Carissa struggled with communication. She couldn’t hear the movies she loves. Fortunately, the team at HearingLife in Greeley, CO was able to fit her with just the […]
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 to raise her three children. They moved to Las Vegas, NV, to be closer to her family. Once her children were in school, she […]
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 […]