Smithtown, NY — The Foundation For Sight & Sound has launched the “Help America Hear Scholarship” for high school seniors who presently wear hearing aids or will benefit from one.

To be eligible, students with hearing loss must write an essay centered on the experiences and challenges they face in all phases of life as a person with a hearing loss. The winning student will receive $500 toward the college of their choice and two hearing aids donated by ReSound.

"We are looking to find the student who best exemplifies the ideals of reaching their full potential while dealing with the daily, pervasive challenge of a hearing loss," said Mitchel Shapiro, founder of Foundation For Sight & Sound and a hearing aid user for 40 years.

"Hearing loss is not taken seriously enough in America," says Dave Carr, co-founder of Help America Hear. Dave is a third generation hearing instruments specialist with over 14 years’ experience in the hearing health care industry.

More information and an application are available on the Foundation website.

SOURCE: Foundation For Sight & Sound