Hearing Aid Recipients

Nothing feels better than being able to help people hear well. That's why the Campaign is pleased to announce our latest recipients of free hearing aids from across the United States. We hope you'll read and enjoy their inspiring stories on their journey to better hearing.

This Month's Featured Recipient

Paul LaPlant

Shawano, WI

As a father of four and outdoorsman, Paul LaPlant has a full life. However, major health issues have left him unable to work and his hearing has declined significantly, impacting his overall well-being. Paul missed hearing his wife's voice. He longed to hear the nuances of his children's laughter, the sounds of leaves crackling in the fall and music.

Paul shares his story

“I have done many things in my life. After high school, I went to college and then joined the military, where I was a Ranger and Scout Sniper. I learned to be a motorcycle technician. I built homes and cabinets and eventually went to truck driving school to earn my CDL.” He felt like he had it all. Then, “In 2021, I had a massive stroke, and all the things I could do before, I no longer could.”

Workplace exposure can lead to hearing loss

There are many causes of hearing loss. It’s hard to say whether Paul’s hearing loss was caused by workplace exposure in the military, riding motorcycles or in construction, or even by his stroke. Nevertheless, hearing loss has impacted his family life and made it harder for him to do the things he loves, including watching TV with his wife.

Hearing aids are life-changing!

“Until Josh Kilmer [hearing care provider with HearingLife in Shawano, Wisconsin] put hearing aids in my ears, I didn’t realize how bad my hearing was. I am so happy I can finally hear again.”

Congratulations, Paul!

 

Previous Hearing Aid Recipients

December 15, 2020

Paul LaPlant

Meet Paul LaPlant Shawano, WI As a father of four and outdoorsman, Paul LaPlant has a full life. However, major health issues have left him unable to work and his hearing has declined significantly, impacting his overall well-being. Paul missed hearing his wife’s voice. He longed to hear the nuances of his children’s laughter, the sounds of leaves crackling in […]
December 15, 2020

Joseph McManus

Meet Joseph McManus Milford, Massachusetts The Campaign for Better Hearing is pleased to announce that Joseph McManus of Massachusetts has received free hearing aids through the Campaign’s Give Back Program. Congratulations, Joseph!
November 15, 2020

Bonnie Bailey

Meet Bonnie Bailey Hutchinson, Kansas The Campaign for Better Hearing is pleased to announce that Bonnie Bailey of Kansas has received free hearing aids through the Campaign’s Give Back Program. Congratulations, Bonnie!
November 15, 2020

Sandy Hamilton

Meet Sandy Hamilton Arvada, Colorado Sandy Hamilton has struggled with debilitating hearing loss since childhood, and it has impacted many aspects of her life. That’s why the team at HearingLife in Arvada, CO was so pleased to present a pair of free hearing aids to her. Sandy is deaf in one ear, so she has been able to benefit from […]
October 12, 2020

Alexandra Ruland

Meet 9-year-old Alexandra Lincoln, CA Alexandra is a happy third grader and animal lover who lives in California. She recently received her first hearing aids from the Campaign for Better Hearing’s Give Back Program. The team at HearingLife in Lincoln, CA were thrilled that one of their favorite clients was chosen to receive free hearing aids. Alexandra loves the arts. She’s […]
October 10, 2020

Rosa Avila

Meet Rosa Avila Walnut Creek, CA Congratulations to Rosa for receiving free hearing aids from the Campaign for Better Hearing.
October 8, 2020

Nancy Noble

Meet Nancy Noble Henderson, NC The Campaign for Better Hearing is pleased to announce that Nancy Noble of North Carolina has received free hearing aids through the Campaign’s Give Back Program. Congratulations, Nancy!
October 6, 2020

Marilyn Page

Meet Marilyn Page Exeter, NH The Campaign for Better Hearing is pleased to announce that Marilyn Page of New Hampshire has received free hearing aids through the Campaign’s Give Back Program. Congratulations, Marilyn!
October 4, 2020

Edward L Stanley

Meet Edward L Stanley Eugene, OR The Campaign for Better Hearing is pleased to announce that Edward L. Stanley of Oregon has received free hearing aids through the Campaign’s Give Back Program. Congratulations, Edward!