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.


December 5, 2019

Kristina Kershaw, California

Meet Kristina Kershaw Clovis, CA The Campaign for Better Hearing is pleased to announce that twenty-three year old, Kristina Kershaw, has been chosen to receive a pair of hearing aids through our Give Back Program. Kristina has had hearing loss since she was thirteen years old, when she was diagnosed with cancer and suffered hearing loss to a life-saving ototoxic chemotherapy drug. […]
November 19, 2019

Keith Deno, New York

Meet Keith Deno Albany, NY As a nature photographer and hiker, Keith Deno is not afraid of an adventure. In fact, he has hiked all 46 Adirondack High Peaks in upstate New York. This father of five children is an Information Security Engineer. He is also a fighter. After experiencing a major medical issue at age 26, he has incurred […]
November 19, 2019

Paul Mesich, Wisconsin

Meet Paul Mesich Sheboygan, WI Local DJ, Paul Mesich, has been a well-known highlight of wedding celebrations and tailgates in Sheboygan County for decades. Known in his community simply as Boomer, many people don’t know that Paul has recently been suffering from hearing loss. Since he has brought joy to so many people’s lives through music and dance, the Campaign […]
October 30, 2019

Gerald Craft, Florida

Meet Gerald Craft Pensacola, FL Gerry Craft is a first-grade teacher, and has had sensorineural hearing loss in both ears since he was born. Because of this he has been wearing hearing aids for most of his life. Using aids has helped Gerry maintain an active lifestyle – at home, at work, and in church – and has helped him remain an […]
October 29, 2019

Debbie McCloud, Ohio

Meet Debbie McCloud Cleveland, OH Debbie McCloud has been a patron of HearingLife (formerly Hear Wright) since 2011. Her first appointment came after years of her family encouraging her to get her hearing checked. It was at that appointment when her local provider diagnosed her with binaural hearing loss. Debbie decided to seek help by purchasing a pair of refurbished […]
October 29, 2019

Dorothea Baylor, New Jersey

Meet Dorothea Baylor Denville, NJ Dorothea Baylor has been a patron of HearingLife for more than thirteen years. Dorothea, now 90, purchased a pair of Oticon Syncro BTE hearing aids in 2007, and has been wearing them for twelve years. Although they’ve had a long life, unfortunately the aids have diminished in quality and her hearing has worsened. Active in […]
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 […]
August 19, 2019

Crystal Greene

Meet Crystal Greene Canon City, CO Crystal Greene started going to HearingLife back in January of 2018. Crystal has congenital hearing loss, meaning she has struggled with hearing loss since she was born. She has been wearing Beltone hearing aids since 2013, but her appointment in January of 2018 uncovered that Crystal’s hearing loss was more severe than she had […]
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, [...]