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.


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 1, 2019

Tammy Hoesch, Utah

Meet Tammy Hoesch Ogden, UT Tammy Hoesch has two jobs: one as a bus driver and one as a grocery store clerk. She loves working with people from the driver’s seat to the cash register, but unfortunately, she struggles to hold conversations because of severe hearing loss in both of her ears. Working with special needs children A friend of […]
September 26, 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 […]
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

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,[...]
July 29, 2019

Myra Lathrop, Washington

Myra Lathrop, who is in her sixties, has been hoping to get hearing aids since her doctor noticed hearing loss in 2017. Unfortunately, she has not been able to obtain them, even though she really needed hearing aids. [...]
July 26, 2019

Gary Brown, Virginia

Gary Brown has faced many challenges – including raising his daughter largely on his own, and being forced into early retirement. For a while, Gary was able to use inherited hearing aids. They didn’t suit his individual hearing loss [...]
July 26, 2019

Justin Stevenson, Pennsylvania

Justin Stevenson, age 36, has struggled with hearing loss since he was a child. The challenges were especially difficult in school where he was teased by other kids, and hearing loss has resulted in difficulties in many aspects of his life. [...]
July 26, 2019

Bettie Harris-Howard, New Hampshire

Meet Bettie Harris-Howard Barrington, NH Bettie Harris-Howard, who has retired from nursing home administration, has been coming to HearingLife for her hearing care for more than nine years. Bettie has relied on hearing aids since 2010. Unfortunately, this summer, one of her devices stopped working, and was out of warranty. Wearing only one hearing aid caused her to have to […]