January 2023 Happy New Year !

January 2023

    Happy New Year!


The New Year is almost upon us, with reflections of a year gone by with many new resolutions, hopes and dreams yet to be fulfilled in 2023.

Looking back at 2022, what a tremendous year it was for Help America Hear on so many levels! Our scholarship had a record 63 submissions and we were able to provide 10 hard of hearing high school seniors with the gift of an award of $2,000 each plus a brand-new pair of state-of-the-art hearing aids.

Here is what scholarship winner Anna from Virginia has to say:
“Thank you so much for selecting me as one of the winners of this incredible and crucial scholarship. It did make a difference and gave me a better chance at getting into a college that helped me forge a path to become someone who wants to make this world a better place for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. I am grateful for this scholarship, and I wouldn’t be here if this organization didn’t see what I am trying to accomplish and the desire to do good. With Help America Hear’s mission and my experience as a young deaf woman, I can accomplish so much and help this organization grow and make a difference in someone else’s life.”

Our annual John Thomas Golf Classic sold out before the event even took place…oh gosh! and we are planning on several new events for the coming year! A casino night, a 5k walk/run and a night of comedy.

Last but not least, in 2022 we have fit over 175 men, women & children with hearing aids through the Help America Hear Program.

That is quite an accomplishment, one anybody can be proud of. Of course, the work of Help America Hear is never really finished. Each day we receive calls from individuals seeking help getting hearing aids, scholarship inquiries, and, applications are constantly arriving in the mail. Thank goodness for people like you who believe in the work we do.

As we come to the close of 2022, please consider a year-end, tax deductible contribution. Your gift of any amount will help us continue the amazing work we do. If the company where you work has a matching gift program, your donation will provide an even bigger benefit to us.

To make an online donation go to

To make a donation using VENMO go to

Checks can be mailed to:
Help America Hear
P.O. Box 1245
Smithtown NY 11787

Wishing you and yours a healthy, prosperous, fun filled and of course, an extremely safe New Year!

With heartfelt thanks for a wonderful new beginning
from all of us at Help America Hear !

Our Board of Directors
Mitch Shapiro, Dave Carr, Gregg Thomas, John Michael, Michael LoFrumento, Jack Schiff, David Gustin, Lori Trentacoste, Mary Bohr, Clay Gililland, Anthony Ruiz, Anna Kalmar & Joani Madarash

Members of the John Thomas Golf Committee
Gregg Thomas, Ron Bredow, Deanna Flesch, Anna Kalmar, David Gustin, Brendan McAuley, John Michael, Michael Io, Brian Murtha, Michael Pugliese, Brandon Raymar, Anthony Ruiz, Danielle Thomas, & Joe Gallo

Our Staff
Desiree Carbonaro, Mark Gross, Maria Thiele, Joy McArdle & Vivian Holmes

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December 2022 – Seasons Greetings!

 December 2022

    Season’s Greetings!


Tis the season to be jolly! With the shining lights of menorahs and the twinkling lights on Christmas trees, we know the holiday season is upon us and it is a reason for celebration. The wonderful spirit of the holidays brings about good thoughts of peace & joy with lots of kindness to all.

Imagine Chanukah or Christmas day…a family with young children, parents & grandparents….gathered in celebration. Imagine the scene whereas one, if not more have trouble hearing all the sounds of joy while the kids open their gifts or conversation becomes difficult because someone cannot hear. Hearing loss is not life threatening but life altering and there are solutions to better hearing.

The Help America Hear family wishes only good things and encourages each person whose lives we touch to know we care and are also touched by your kindness as well. Whether we provided a service to someone, or we worked together on a project, or you were touched by what we do to help others, at the end of the day it is all about the spirit of giving.

Help America Hear has a commitment to provide a valuable service to the hard of hearing community through our two signature programs and providing awareness about all things related to hearing loss through our blog and social media.

 All this is made possible by friends like you who have provided us with the support needed. Thank you!
Please consider a Holiday gift in honor or in memory of someone special towards Help America Hear’s efforts to change lives, one person at a time, each and every day.

To make a contribution

To make a donation using VENMO

From all of us at Help America Hear…Wishing you a Happy Holiday!