Hearing loss can have a major impact on a person’s quality of life and their safety. When you cannot hear and understand what is being said you cannot be part of the conversation. You don’t go out to dinner or visit with friends. It can cause strain in a marriage or between a parent and their children. It causes people to become isolated and withdrawn. It can cause you to be denied a job or to miss promotions. It can reduce your ability to learn and function in the classroom.
Life is too short, and being with family and friends is too precious, to tolerate poor hearing. Hearing aids can bring you back into the world and make your quality of life so much better.
If you, or someone you know, has untreated hearing loss and is unable to afford hearing aids please submit this application for our GIFT OF HEARING ANGEL MISSION.
We will start accepting applications on April 1, 2019 and will continue until July 31, 2019. Applicants must live in Whittier or the surrounding cities and must be at least 9 years old. Applications can be submitted by the person with the hearing loss, or by someone who wants to nominate that person.
A committee of the Whittier Hearing Angel Foundation will judge the applications based upon financial need and how the hearing aids will change the person’s life. We will choose a minimum of 25 people to receive the Gift of Hearing. Applicants must complete their hearing testing and listening needs assessment appointments by October 1, 2019. They will receive their hearing aids at the Gift of Hearing Mission Event on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The event will be at the Liberty Community Plaza, located at the corner of Telegraph and Valley View in Whittier, from 10 am to 2 pm.
Anyone receiving hearing aids from the Whittier Hearing Angel Foundation must be willing to be photographed and videotaped before and/or at the event. They must be willing to share their hearing loss story. All stories and digital media will be the property of Whittier Hearing Angel Foundation and may be used on social media.
A hearing test to determine the type and degree of loss (applicants can supply a copy of their hearing test results from elsewhere if they wish)
• A listening needs assessment to determine what their listening needs are
• A set of digital hearing aids appropriate for the loss and listening needs
• 1 year supply of batteries
• 1 year supply of wax filters
• Up to 4 office visits during the first year for adjustments to their hearing aids
• Free Clean and Checks for the first year