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Solar ear WINS Verizon Powerful answers award
Congratulations to SolarEar for winning $500,000 from Verizon Wireless under the health care category. Ears for Years is proud to be a SolarEar distributor! http://www.verizonwireless.com/news/article/2014/
POINT OF LIGHTS AWARD WINNER
Meet Daily Point of Light Award winner Grace O'Brien, who – at age 16 – helps deaf children in developing countries hear.
Lakeside School for the Deaf & Children with Special Needs
EFy Video From USA TOdaY
See the inspiring video USA Today made on founder, Grace O'Brien: Teen Giving Gift of Hearing.
Article on VOLUNTEEN NATION
November 24 2012 by Megan Mitchell
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders/National Institutes of Health (NIDCD/NIH) estimates that in the United States approximately 36 million persons with hearing loss have no access to low-cost hearing aids. The mission of Ears for Years, Inc., a non-profit organization, is to provide hearing aids to deaf children in developing countries who could not afford such resources on their own.
Ears for Years, Inc. has a model that is both economically and environmentally friendly. According to the NIDCD/NIH, fewer than 20% of those with hearing problems seek treatment. All or part of this reason could be because the cost of medical help. The average hearing aid costs can range between $1,000 and $4000; the batteries for these hearing aids cost around $2.00, yet they only last about a week. Medicare and most private insurances agencies cannot cover these fees, but Ears for Years, Inc. has a goal to make hearing more accessible. Their plan is to use solar-power hearing aids. This inexpensive, innovative idea was formed with developing countries in mind, as there is a limited access to hearing aids and their batteries for these areas. For every $100 that Ears for Years, Inc. raises, an underprivileged child will be given a hearing aid, a solar charger, and 4 rechargeable batteries.
"I believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life and support for them to reach their full potential. Hearing is critical to communication and learning," said Grace O'Brien, Founder and Executive Director of Ears for Years, Inc. Grace founded this nonprofit this past summer as she was volunteering with children who were experiencing hearing loss. Grace got to watch the children grow and build self-confidence in their speaking and
listening skills. "It's amazing to think that for just $100 a child will have the ability to hear. My goal for Ears for Years is to change the lives of
children one ear at a time. Every hearing aid can help a child receive a quality education, become employed, and ultimately support a family."
If you are interested in becoming more involved with this organization, please contact Grace O'Brien by visiting EarsForYears.org.
Spreading the joy in Honduras
Ears for Years joins Mayflower Medical Outreach Feb 15-23, 2014
Ears for Years supports Mayflower Medical Outreach.
For those of you considering a trip to Nicaragua this year, the dates for the next full
mission trip will be from Saturday February 15 through Sunday February 23. If you are in the medical field, a student or an
artist, active member in the deaf community, or simply enjoy
helping others. Nicaragua awaits you! Be part of an unforgettable experience, join Mayflower Medical Outreach next journey on February 2014. It will change the way you see the world forever. We will have a lot of opportunities for
volunteers. We will have medical staff, audiologists, and educational team members. If you want to volunteer or have
questions, please Contact Us and choose Volunteer for the
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