ReSound’s Gift of Hearing donation campaign helped 260 people receive hearing aids free of charge, the company announced.

ReSound announced that with the help of 209 hearing care practices in 47 states, 260 people received 519 hearing aids free of charge as part of the annual Gift of Hearing donation campaign that ran December 2022 through April 2023.

“Once again, we are privileged to work with so many amazing hearing care professionals that donated their time and talent to give a life-changing experience to people in their communities,” said Mikkel Knudsen, president, ReSound U.S. Commercial.

Launched in 2020, ReSound partners with hearing care professionals in the annual Gift of Hearing campaign to donate care and technology to people with hearing loss who are experiencing financial hardship. Each participating practice received ReSound OMNIA hearing aids to award to a nominated patient determined by that practice.

According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, roughly 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss, but only about 1 in 5 people with hearing loss use a hearing aid.

“We want to help when someone cannot access quality hearing care and technology,” said Knudsen. “Many thanks to all the hearing care professionals who make a difference serving as hearing care experts in their community.”

The 2023-24 Gift of Hearing campaign will return in November 2023.

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