The Give Hear Project would not be possible without the dedication of highly qualified audiologists around the U.S. HearCare Connection is proud to partner with Heidi Hill and the team at Hearing Health Clinic is Osseo, MN to bring the Give Hear Project to the Twin Cities.
Heidi is a practice owner and audiologist extraordinaire. At her clinic is Osseo, MN, they begin and continue a long-lasting relationship with individuals and their family. Their philosophy is that hearing needs don’t start and stop; they require continual attention. They know it’s important to feel at home and comfortable when you are asking questions that concern your health. Their promise is that they are committed to you for the long haul and offer the services to prove it. When asked why she chose to be one of the first Give Hear partners, her response was simple: "I cannot ignore helping someone in my community who has a hearing loss. Hearing is incredibly important for overall health, relationships and quality of life. We want to make hearing health care accessible to anyone, and the Give Hear project allows us to do that."
HearCare Connection was started in 2011 as a nonprofit local audiology center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Our work with the deaf and hearing impaired in our community showed us the exponential need for hearing healthcare support for individuals who were uninsured or under-insured for hearing healthcare. Our clinic has seen explosive growth in our efforts to provide hearing aids and follow up hearing healthcare at reduced cost and on a sliding fee scale.
We started to wonder about the thousands of other communities around the U.S. who didn't have a local nonprofit clinic. We wanted to know if we could transfer some of the principles of how we provide care ( in partnership with local audiologists ) to bring something sustainable to other cities. The Give Hear project was born in 2016 with our first partner, Hearing Health Clinic in Minnesota.
We know what a difference this program has made to our friends and neighbors in Fort Wayne, IN. We're excited to see the growth of hearing healthcare around the nation and it's our desire to see more and more people everyday receive the Gift of Hearing. Won't you join your hands with ours and help create a partnership that's reconnecting People to People and People to Community? Give Hear!
HearCare Connection is a recognized 501(c)3 organized under the tax id: 45-2803181. Any donations made to the Give Hear project are receipted as a tax-deductible gift from HearCare Connection. Find out more about our organization at: www.hearcareconnection.org.
For more information on the Give Hear Project in Minnesota, please contact our Project Administrator - Wendy Borrett at: Wendy@GiveHear.org.