The purpose of Hearing Charities is to support those impacted by speech and hearing disorders by expanding awareness, volunteerism, and philanthropy in the communities Hearing Charities serves. Hearing Charities provides resources for hearing professionals, manufacturers and individuals with hearing issues. We do this through three related activities: awareness programs, scholarships and Adopt-An-Agency. These activities support Hearing Charities’ mission of commitment to communication in every community.
The activities of Hearing Charities and of those organizations it supports are limited to charitable, religious, educational and scientific purposes, including, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).
The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) is the professional organization for audiologists. AAA is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders. AAA has helped make Hearing Charities A Sound Investment Campaign possible. Additionally, they have provided the find an audiologist page.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 135,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language, and hearing scientists. ASHA is dedicated to providing professionals with the most current information in their field. ASHA also provides information to help individuals understand communication and communication disorders. ASHA supports Hearing Charities in the To Hear the Future Campaign set to launch in 2010.
Better Hearing Institute is a non-profit organization that educates the public about hearing loss prevention and promotes the reality that hearing loss is treatable. Better Hearing Institute works to erase the stigma associated with hearing loss through education and support. The organization provides resources for individuals with hearing loss including how to identify a hearing loss and where to get assistance. Better Hearing Institute has provided many informational resources to Hearing Charities including our simulate hearing loss page.
Hearingloop.org is a nonprofit informational website dedicated to looping induction technologies. Hearingloop.org provides an overview of the technologies that transmit sound directly to a hearing aid where the technology is installed. Hearingloop.org is partnering with Hearing Charities in the A Sound Investment Campaign.
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) provides information and advocacy for people with hearing loss. The HLAA supports individuals at the national and local levels, with over 200 chapters in communities throughout the nation. They provide educational opportunities for professionals in the hearing field as well as people with hearing loss, and strive to empower them to learn more about their hearing loss and what resources are available.
Composed of more than 500 clubs across the country, this civic service organization's primary goal is to reach those affected by hearing loss and communicative disorders. Sertoma's members do this through educational programs such as Sertoma SAFEEars!, scholarships, and the Adopt-An-Agency program. Sertoma is the founding partner of Hearing Charities.