America Hears Donates Hearing Aids To 'Help-The-Children-Hear' Program

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Hearing-Aid Manufacturer's "Trade-In-and-Trade-Up" Discount Program Supplies Hearing Aids to Popular Rotary Club Charity.

America Hears CEO Henry C. Smith Sr. presents donated hearing aids to the Rotary Club's Michael J. Buchheit.

Extensive research has shown that the earlier children with hearing loss get hearing aids, the more likely they are to acquire the education and skills they need to become productive members of society

America Hears, Inc., made its first donation of more than 100 used hearing aids to Help the Children Hear (http://www.HelptheChildrenHear.org), a Rotary International Foundation project established, designed, and created by Rotarians through a Rotary International matching grant to provide hearing assistance to needy children. This project has now become a tax exempt 501 (c)(3) corporation. America Hears recently began offering incentives of up to $200 to trade in any brand of old hearing aids to customers who trade up to next-generation digital hearing aids from America Hears (http://www.AmericaHears.com), and the company is donating all the trade-ins to Help the Children Hear.

America Hears President and CEO Henry C. Smith Sr. made the inaugural donation to the Rotary Club's Michael J. Buchheit following a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Bristol, Pennsylvania. Help the Children Hear, Inc., was established by Rotary Clubs in New Jersey and in Tucuman Sur, Argentina, to provide hearing assistance initially to lower-income hearing impaired children of Tucuman Province and ultimately to children throughout the world. Donated hearing aids are reconditioned and given to children who need hearing assistance.

"Extensive research has shown that the earlier children with hearing loss get hearing aids, the more likely they are to acquire the education and skills they need to become productive members of society," said America Hears President and Founder Henry C. Smith. "We are proud that our customers' donations are supporting needy children with the gift of better hearing as well as Rotary International's stated goal to help 'stop the cycle of illiteracy and poverty.'"

About America Hears, Inc.:
America Hears is the only manufacturer of premium digital hearing aids that sells directly to consumers over the Internet and supports them with its own staff of experienced audiologists. Its new Freedom digital hearing aids offer the most advanced digital sound processing technology in a broad range of product models, including popular new "open-fit" designs. Because America Hears sells direct, it is able to price all its hearing aids at $995, less than half the cost of other premium digital hearing-aid products.

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