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.

This Month's Featured Recipient

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. Now his five grandchildren know that their grandfather can hear what they say.

Even more reason to love music

Music lover and former local business owner, Jack Spurgeon was very pleased to receive free hearing aids.

He says, “I enjoy listening to classic rock music like The Rolling Stones and spending time with my family. I have five children and five grandchildren. I really look forward to being able to hear them, especially at the holidays. I’ll understand what they are saying to me, even in a group of people. I feel like I can hear everything much louder and clearer with my new aids.”

As the Rolling Stones say, “You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometime, you might find, you get what you need.”

 

Previous Hearing Aid Recipients

September 15, 2020

Claire Odekirk

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 […]
September 1, 2020

Jimmy Wells

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 […]
August 29, 2020

David Burrowbridge

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 […]
August 22, 2020

Jack Spurgeon

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. […]
August 12, 2020

Mellody Kaiser

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 […]
May 6, 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 […]
March 7, 2020

Charles Feiler

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 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 […]