After nearly 30 years of providing free hearing aids to children and adults, the Miracle-Ear Foundation® continues to grow and deliver the Gift of Sound™ to more Americans in need than ever before.
In 2018 the Foundation donated 4,154 hearing aids to 2,077 individuals who had a limited income and no other resources to buy hearing aids. That compares to 3,100 hearing aids donated in 2017. The number of people fit with free hearing aids increased 31% from 2017 to 2018!
The Miracle-Ear Foundation couldn’t have done it alone. Across the country, more than 700 Miracle-Ear hearing care providers donated an estimated 10,385 hours of testing, fitting and aftercare services in 2018. Miracle-Ear team members helped financially, too. For example, local Miracle-Ear franchisees held special events that raised over $168,000.
We’d also like to recognize Miracle-Ear customers who helped contribute to a successful 2018. This includes $32,448 raised through the Miracle Heroes customer donation program. Thanks to everyone who helped us make a difference in so many lives!
Last, but certainly not least, we’re also proud to share that the Foundation distributed 489,030 sets of ear plugs through One Day Without Sound and other outreach activities. This number is up significantly from 100,000 in 2017.