Help America Hear, Inc. was incorporated in 2004 to help raise awareness and provide financial assistance to those with visual and/or auditory impairments, their families, and their significant others, primarily by raising funds and providing donations to other charities and organizations that conducted research and/or provided assistance to such individuals. Recently, HAH has begun to help those individuals with auditory impairments more directly by providing hearing aids and introducing the Help America Hear scholarship to help fund the educational opportunities of those with auditory impairments.
At the beginning of 2019, the organization changed its name from Foundation for Sight and Sound to Help America Hear, Inc., and focused the scope of its corporate mission on the provision of hearing aids and the Help America Hear scholarship.
Help America Hear maintains its commitment to raising public awareness related to hearing loss and its prevention.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus once said, “If you feel rooted in your home and family, if you’re active in your community, there’s nothing more empowering. The best way to make a difference in the world is to start by making a difference in your own life.”
Sight and Sound: Our two most precious senses.
They color our world with majestic landscapes and children’s laughter, along with connecting us to the world and the people around us.
Millions of Americans are legally blind and/or profoundly deaf and live in a world devoid of these pleasures. This is just part of the story, for visual and hearing loss are often partial, degenerative or intermittent, leaving millions with a diminishment of senses that impair their everyday functioning.
These conditions touch the lives of nearly all of us by association with a parent, a child, a loved one, a friend…
While the organization stands for enhancing the quality of life for people facing vision and hearing impairments- regardless of their origin, it is important to note some of the main diseases and conditions that cause the loss of sight & sound.
The Help America Hear is committed to helping the millions of Americans facing these, and many other conditions, such as:
Leading Causes of Hearing Loss:
Prospective applicants, who meet the criteria, go through an application process based on several factors: