CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — MDHearingAid, one of the largest direct-to-consumer hearing aid companies, has announced it is partnering with the non-profit Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.) to give away 250 free hearing aids to seniors with low incomes who have shown signs of hearing loss.
According the the announcement, “the hearing aids are high-quality, FDA-registered medical devices that are programmed to the highest standards by in-house audiologists”.
Aside from hearing improvement, hearing aids have cognitive and social benefits for the senior community — more information about the benefits of hearing aids can be found here.
H.O.M.E. is a one-of-a-kind Chicago organization that fosters joy, independence, and connection for older adults with low incomes. Most residents at H.O.M.E. facilities do not have family or friends to act as advocates or advisors; those people would typically help to facilitate an appointment with an audiologist and help navigate the financial components of spending on aids. By partnering, MDHearingAid helps to shoulder that burden, making it convenient and without cost to those most in need.
MDHearingAid has an ambitious goal to donate $100,000 worth of hearing aids during this collaboration. They will start by providing free hearing screenings and free hearing aids to residents at the three H.O.M.E. buildings, with assistance from H.O.M.E. staff Cassidy Olson (Development Director) & Nikki Moustafa (Housing Director). Visit mdhearingaid.com to learn more about this partnership and how you can contribute to this cause.
MDHearingAid was founded in 2008 by a Board Certified Otolaryngologist after treating a number of patients who were suffering from hearing loss, but could not afford the exorbitant price of clinic hearing aids. The company’s mission has not wavered since it was founded: to manufacture high-quality medical grade hearing aids at an affordable price. MDHearingAid’s products and services cut out retailers and streamlines the manufacturing process. While the old way of buying hearing aids requires scheduling appointments, travel time, expensive hearing devices, and repetitive doctor visits, MDHearingAid skips the wait times and price points and delivers hearing devices right to a customer’s door. It doesn’t stop there, MDHearingAid’s relationship with their customers doesn’t stop when hearing aids are delivered. Their dedicated support team is there every step of the way to make sure customers are completely satisfied. In-house audiologists are available via email and phone with no appointment necessary. For more information, visit mdhearingaid.com.