More area people with hearing challenges will have access to services this year at one of the Midwest’s premier centers for hearing testing and cochlear implantation, thanks to a successful fundraiser held August 10. Midwest Ear Institute’s Hear Aid gala grossed $188,000 in contributions.

The Midwest Ear Institute, part of St Luke’s Health System, has a mission of restoring hearing in children and adults. The gala, held at Starlight Theatre, featured jazz and R&B recording artist Oleta Adams.

“We appreciate the energy of the entire committee who worked so tirelessly to put together this event,” says Midwest Ear Institute Founder Charles Luetje, MD.

[SOURCE: Midwest Ear Institute, August 2006]