Changing Colors: The Blog of Spectrum Pediatrics

December 22, 2015

“Do You Hear What I Hear?” – Ears for Years

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP
  • The founder of this non-profit organization, at only 17 years old, has created a hearing aid to help children in developing countries.
  • In developing nations, there is limited access to the new hearing technology.
  • Many families in countries all over the world face financial difficulties when receiving expensive hearing aids.

grace o'brienEars for Years is a non profit organization created by a 17-year old college freshman who spent time volunteering abroad with children who had varying degrees of hearing loss. After realizing the impact she made on these children, she decided to start her own non-profit organization to help families gain access to hearing aid technology. The company, Ears for Years, distributes low-cost, rechargeable, and solar powered hearing aids. A company in Brazil creates these hearing aids, but the owner of Ears for Years takes the time to distribute the hearing aids to those in need. There are ways to get involved, donate, and learn more about this amazing company at her website HERE.

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