Saturday, November 6, 2010

Don't Throw Away Your Hearing Aids, Donate Them

When I read blogs by people with hearing loss online, occasionally I see people mention, "hearing aids didn't work for me, so I threw them away." I know that people may not mean they literally threw the aids in the trash - they could have stuck them in a junk drawer or donated them - but I want to raise awareness that there are people who can benefit from the hearing aids that aren't helping you.

First, if an aid isn't working for you, check to see if you do have the option to return it or exchange it. Remember, audiologists can't get everything right the first time or even the second time they adjust settings. Depending on the audiologist and/or hearing aid company, you might be able to recoup some of your losses if they definitely aren't working for you.

If that doesn't work out, please consider donating your hearing aid.

4 comments:

  1. great resource list. thanks. Our audiologist takes them back and I think donates them.

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  2. Thanks for mentioning Hearing Aid Market!

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  3. I agree. This is great post.

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  4. Thanks for sharing such wonderful blog,Donating old hearing aids benefits many people,including seniors,disadvantaged children and the unemployed without health coverage.

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