How to Set up a Hearing Aid Collection Center

Are you interested in hearing health and helping others? Join the National Hearing Aid Project by setting up a hearing aid collection center in your community.

April 14, 2016

Is your Sertoma Club looking to become a part of the National Hearing Aid Project? If so, your club can participate with a simple grassroots activity that will help us collect hearing aids of any age or condition to be refurbished and given to eligible recipients of the Hearing Aid Project.

The mission of this project is to provide access to hearing aids and related hearing health services to those that otherwise could not afford them. Setting up collection centers across the country will ensure hearing aids no longer being used will not go to waste, and can continue to improve someone’s quality of life.

Establishing a collection center is simple, and we will provide you with the materials to get started.

First, make a list of possible sites in your community. Locations can include, but are not limited to:

  • Retirement/rest homes
  • Hospice programs
  • Funeral homes
  • Offices of audiologists and ENTs
  • Places of worship

Following that, simply contact or visit each site and ask if they would consider being a collection/donation center. You will have a flyer that explains the program and how to contact Hearing Charities for the collection brochures and display stand. Then simply thank them for their time and your part is complete. All we ask is that you provide us a list of those you contacted.

If the site chooses to become a collection center, we will ship the materials directly to them. From the site www.hearingaiddonations.org, the collection center may also download a badge to add to their website.

Join our efforts in supporting the National Hearing Aid Project, and contact us at msee@sertomhq.org with any questions regarding how your club can start a collection center in your community.

 

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15 Comments

  • siaosi says:

    I am really impressed with the hearing aids they have here. I would like to be able to get hearing aids that will be able to help me with my hearing when I get older. I would like to know that my hearing is the best that it can be.
    http://www.drmarkmontgomery.com/hearing-aids

    • Merritt Whitley says:

      Hello,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      If you are in need of hearing aid assistance, we strongly suggest exploring both state and national resources using this website: http://www.hearingaiddonations.org/resources/

      If you are still struggling to find assitance, be sure to use the links at the top of the homepage to learn more about the National Hearing Aid Project. We hope you find this information helpful!

      If you have any questions, please let us know.

      Sincerely,
      Sertoma Inc.

  • siaosi says:

    I did not know that they provided hearing aid from so many different locations. One of them being health services. I am glad that my grandma her self will benefit from this. I will keep this in mind. http://www.hearingmemphis.com/hearing-aids

  • Faylinn says:

    My son isn’t a part of a Sertoma Club, but he is looking for something to do for his Eagle project and I definitely think that he would want to do this Hearing Aid Project as part of it. We have a lot of retirement homes in our community and so I am sure that he would be able to gather a lot of hearing aids. However, should they be cleaned before they are brought the collection center? http://www.advancedhearingcare.com.au/

    • Merritt Whitley says:

      Hello Faylinn,

      The project manager of the National Hearing Aid Project will be contacting you shortly to answer more of your questions in regards to setting up collection centers. However, all of the hearing aids that are collected do not necessarily need to be cleaned beforehand. All hearing aids will be accepted regardless of condition. We are excited to hear about your interest! If you have any additional questions, please let us know. Thanks!

  • Lois Gau says:

    Mapleton, Mn Sertoma would like more info about
    setting up collection hearing aid boxes…Would you
    please send more specific information. Who pays to
    have the hearing aids sent to be repaired & examined
    and distributed? Our club is interested, but wanted
    to know more before specifically getting involved.

    • Merritt Whitley says:

      Hi Lois,

      Thanks for taking interest in the National Hearing Aid Project. Your request for additional information has been passed along, and a member of our staff will be contacting you. If you have any other questions, please let us know. Thanks!

      • deborah parker says:

        Im in need of hearing aids cant afford new ones have over fifty percent hearing can u help me ty

        • Merritt Whitley says:

          Hi Deborah,

          Yes, we are more than happy to try and assist you. Please click the link below, and take a look at some of the state and national resources that are available.

          http://www.hearingaiddonations.org/resources/

          If you have any further questions, please let us know.

          Best of luck!

    • Gene Finger says:

      I am a member of the College City Sertoma Club and also a resident of Northfield Retirement Center. Our club holds our meetings at NRC and we would like to have materials on the collection of old hearing aids.

      • Merritt Whitley says:

        Hi Gene,

        Thanks for taking an interest in becoming a collection center! Your information has been passed directly to the Hearing Aid Project Manager, and she will be sending you the resources you’ve requested shortly.

        If you have any additional questions, please let us know.

        Sincerely,
        Sertoma Inc.

  • Barbara Bittner says:

    I would like to become a collection center, you may reach me by cell phone at 570-350-0478.

    I run 2 Senior Apartment Building and this is a perfect match for the both of us.

    • Merritt Whitley says:

      Hi Barbara,

      Thanks for your request! Your information has been transferred over to the National Hearing Aid Project manager. She will be in contact with you directly later this afternoon. If you have any additional questions, please let us know.

  • Evan Osborn says:

    I would like information on being a collection center. I would need brochures on this . Could you please mail me packets to give to the nursing homes and hospitals in Hancock County, IN ? I am currently President of the Greenfield Sertoma in Indiana. Thank you for your time. Evan D. Osborn

    • Merritt Whitley says:

      Hi Evan,

      Thank you for your interest! Your information has been transferred over, and a staff member from Sertoma/HCOA headquarters will be in contact with you shortly. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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