TruHearing, a hearing aid savings program based in West Jordan, Utah, announced that the organization, its customers, and the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund raised $12,000 to help children with hearing loss during the month of May, Better Hearing and Speech Month.
“One of our goals at TruHearing is to make hearing healthcare more affordable for more people,” said Tommy Macdonald, CEO at TruHearing. “Aligning ourselves with the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund was a natural fit and we’re honored to help them as they help families afford hearing aids for their children.”
The Olive Osmond Hearing Fund’s mission is to improve educational, musical, and hearing resources for the deaf and hard of hearing. The Fund’s goal is to provide quality hearing aids to the deaf and hard of hearing, and also to help build bridges by helping children with hearing loss be all they can be. According to the announcement, the Fund intervenes at an early age to help children with hearing loss connect with their families, friends and others by providing resources, inspiring messages, experiences, examples, and role models.
“We’re truly grateful that TruHearing was able to raise these funds to help give more children the gift of hearing and continue raising awareness of important hearing loss issues,” said Justin Osmond, the founder and CEO of the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund, who accepted the donation on behalf of the Fund.
TruHearing reports that despite the prevalence of hearing loss in the US, the cost of hearing aids keep many people from seeking treatment, including families that have children with hearing loss. Providing hearing aids to young children as early as possible is crucial to their natural speech and cognitive development.
TruHearing partners with health insurance companies across the country to provide their members with affordable prices on brand-name hearing aids through discount and embedded hearing aid benefit programs. The organization says that over 100 million Americans have access to TruHearing through their health insurance, helping hearing loss sufferers save on hearing devices.
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