Virginia's Story: Foundation Recipient

Published on Nov, 02, 2018

We’re excited to share that the Miracle-Ear Foundation has partnered with the Miracle-Ear of Temple, TX to provide the Gift of Sound™ to Virginia Van Sumeren. Virginia is a retired nurse and has advanced Alzheimer’s. She has suffered from severe hearing loss for several years and previously purchased a set of hearing aids with the help of her family. Unfortunately, those hearing aids were lost and she was unable to afford another pair.

Miracle-Ear of Temple, TX Hearing Instrument Specialist Jon Miller and Office Manager Tamara Adcock spoke to Virginia about the Miracle-Ear Foundation. “Jon and I were very pleased when we found out that she qualified for the Gift of Sound program!” said Tamara. “This is what we’re here for, not just to sell hearing aids, but to help people hear better!  It does my heart a lot of good to see a patient’s face light up with pure joy, as it did today, when we put those Foundation hearing aids on Virginia for the first time and she heard, when she had been told that she would never hear again out of her right ear by everyone else that she had been to.”

Most of Virginia’s family lives in Oklahoma, but the family she does have in the area really feel as though the hearing aids will make a big difference for her. Virginia loves being able to hear again. 

About the Miracle-Ear Foundation

Local Miracle-Ear business owner Pat Curry and his staff have made a commitment to support the Miracle-Ear Foundation, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization.  Established in 1990, the Miracle-Ear Foundation was created to enhance the life experiences of families and individuals of limited means through the gift of sound.  To date, the Miracle-Ear Foundation working with Miracle-Ear centers across the country has donated more than 16,000 hearing aids to over 9,000 individuals nationwide.

“We know that hearing loss lowers the quality of life for individuals at any age,” said Curry. “When hearing loss goes undetected, it can lead to social isolation and strained relationships. That’s why we’re happy to donate resources and time to enhance the lives of others within our community.”

 “We’re proud to support better hearing in our community,” said Curry. “When given the chance to improve lives through the Gift of Sound, we want to ensure every Temple resident has the opportunity.”

Give the Gift of Sound

Today, more than 7 million Americans who need hearing aids cannot afford them. Help others hear by making a tax-deductible donation to the Miracle-Ear Foundation® today. Every dollar counts. And every dollar we receive supports our program to provide hearing aids for people in your community who have no resources for their hearing health.

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