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Hearing Angels

CBHBC Hearing Angels

Columbia Basin Hearing Angels
Over 15% of Americans live below the poverty line. In 2011, over 14.5 million Americans could not count on food on a daily basis. We are living in a time which many of our neighbors are fighting to survive. Any extra monies are focused on providing the necessities for food, clothes, and medical. These are not times for these individuals to be spending money on quality of life products or services.

The emotional, social, and occupational benefits of hearing aids are proven. People enjoy increased quality of life, are able to communicate with loved ones, suffer less isolation, and have increased earning potential.

However, not everyone in this economy can enjoy the benefits of better hearing due to the cost of modern digital hearing technology. Furthermore, with many insurances not providing coverage for hearing aids, the cost of better hearing is even more unattainable.

Columbia Basin Hearing Center is committed to increasing quality of life for all hearing impaired patients, not just those who are able to afford it. CBHBC’s Hearing Angels has been developed as a way to give back to our community and provide hearing aids to those who can’t afford them.

We have teamed up with HearNow, which is a non-profit organization through Starkey that provides state of the art hearing aids to people in financial need. The CBHBC Doctors of Audiology and staff volunteer their time, office, and equipment for fitting and follow-ups needed to successfully fit their hearing aids.

2013 Mission with Starkey Hearing Foundation
This program has been very successful in providing new opportunities for those in need however, we need your help! We are looking for more “angels” to help. Your $125 will help sustain this great program and give someone a fantastic new beginning on life by providing them with new hearing aids. The number of Angels is growing and you are invited to join them with the contribution of $125 per year, which is a little over $10 per month.

Please contact Dr. Shannon M. Aiello, Director of Audiology, to become a Hearing Angel and give someone the gift of better hearing who truly needs it.

Dr. Shannon M. Aiello, Au.D., FAAA