I have been working with AHH since it began. I have been active in collecting salvage and turning it into cash to help fund the needs. Several of the donars utilize the charity for those folks that fall between the cracks and really need the gift of hearing. That is what they do, give folks a chance to better thier social, family and carrier life by being able to hear and communicate.
Alison's Hope For Hearing is a wonderful organization! Not only is it run entirely by volunteers, the organization provides hearing aids to men, women and children across the country who cannot afford hearing aids on their own. There are other organizations who provide hearing aids, but none of them do it without being self serving in some way. I am proud to work with Alison's Hope as well as recommend them to other Audiologists across the country, so that they can spread the word to their low income patients who need hearing aids, but can't otherwise afford them.
Hearing loss can be extremely challenging for people to cope with, especially if they cannot afford hearing amplification necessary to converse with their loved ones. As of year end 2013 Alison's Hope for Hearing had done 126 fittings since inception, and participated in a programs that provided hearing aids as part of mission trips and to hospice patients. I am lucky to be part of such an amazing organization doing so much for those in need!
Alison's Hope for Hearing is an amazing organization that is completely run by volunteers. Everyone involved with this non profit also hold full time jobs and still manage to run things flawlessly.
As Alison's younger sister, I really know her passion for helping those with hearing loss. In her honor, we have been able to help over 100 people gain access to top quality audiology services and high quality hearing aids for free. In 2013, almost 90 cents of every dollar went directly to providing hearing aids to those who would not have access otherwise. Any contribution helps and will go directly to those in need. We would greatly appreciate your support!
This organization was founded in honor of Alison Berry, who had a tremendous heart for audiology and for helping others. She was a colleague, co-worker, and dear friend, and I am so humbled to honor her life in providing assistance to those who otherwise would not be able to afford it. We live in difficult times; many states are cutting back on hearing assistance for their most needy citizens and the impact of hearing loss goes simply beyond just a sensory impairment. Hearing loss truly cuts off the affected individual from daily activity and from other people. With Alison's Hope, we are able to not only help in restoring communication for these individuals, but do so in a manner that brings them dignity and also creates a great partnership with their clinician. We are rather unique in that we work with multiple manufacturers of hearing aids, thus providing clients with the best possible product for their needs. As an organization we seek to provide the best possible care in the best needs of the individual client, a belief that I know Alison would fully expect of us.
Alison's Hope for Hearing was created after a tragedy, yet so much good has come from it. Giving the gift of hearing to those who could never afford it is a life-changing experience, bettering lives. Alison had a passion and her wonderful family saw to it that her passion was used to make a difference in honor of her. Alison's Hope for Hearing deserves this grant opportunity from Chase Bank so it can go on changing lives.
As Alison's mother-in-law, I loved listening to her talk about helping people hear better. She had a passion for helping the hearing impaired! This foundation, created in Alison's memory, is a legacy to her and her passion. She would be so proud to know that she was the inspiration for this foundation and would have been thrilled beyond belief to know that personal donations for this foundation help those who really need it on an on-going basis. Please consider "Alisons Hope for Hearing" to be the recipient of such a wonderful donation as the "Chase" donation.
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As Alison's sister-in-law, I know how much this organization would mean to her. I hope that this organization can continue to grow and help those in need receive the gift of hearing. What an amazing woman Alison was and how wonderful it is that she can continue to touch the lives of others.
As an audiologist with 27 years experience, I have seen adults cry when they first receive their hearing aids. I have watched the joy and wonder on childrens' faces as they first become "connected" to their families and communities. When asked if she could only regain one of her senses- vision or hearing- Helen Keller said hearing was more important because loss of hearing cut her off from people and ideas. Alison was a consumate professional with a passion for her profession and for helping people. The audiologists, friends, family members and community who have made Alison's Hope for Hearing a success honor her by "paying it forward" to those who suffer from this invisible disability.
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I support my daughter-in-law efforts for this worthy organization. When Alison was taken I saw how much this affected her, they were close friends. I'm proud of Mac for stepping out and making this happen! As a Vietnam vet my hearing has diminished due to ordinance and aircraft exposures during my time served. Mac fitted me with hearing apparatus and what a difference it made. We all live in a world of abundance and contribution, give Alison's Hope for Hearing your support and contributions and see what a difference you can make.
As a very close friend of Alison's for over 20 years, I know she would be so proud at all that AHH is accomplishing for the hearing impaired. It was her passion for hearing and a passion for giving that drove her. AHH continues that legacy in a very special way.
Being an audiologist I meet people daily that have a dire need for help with their hearing loss, but simply cannot afford it. When a tragedy struck our profession with the loss of Alison, a positive outcome of the grief was the foundation that was started in her honor. Alison's Hope for Hearing has been able to change the lives of individuals that would not have had an option otherwise. When one person in a family benefits, it also helps the entire family communicate and live with one another. Alison's Hope for Hearing allows less fortunate individuals to hear life again. As Helen Keller stated, "Blindness separates us from things but deafness separates us from people."
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Alison's Hope for Hearing is a wonderful idea and service to help those who cannot afford hearing aids or have other situations in their life that need these services. I know Jill W. personally and know that she only wants to help people. This is a service that I will be using for some patients in future and wholeheartedly believe in this program!
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I am the president of the board for Alison's Hope for Hearing. Alison was a friend and co-worker of mine with so much passion, heart and drive to help the hearing impaired. It is my wish to see this organization grow and to be able to help as many people as possible gain better access to care that they desperately need. If you are interested in learning more information please visit our website or contact us via email. We are always looing for new ways to get involved. Also, check out our blog to hear the latest on Alison's Hope for Hearing! The indiviuals that we have assisted so far have benefited in life-changing ways. They have been able to get jobs, communicate with their familes during medical treatments, hear in church, converse with their loved ones and participate in life's activities once again. We plan to help many more in the time ahead and know that we are making a difference in the short time that we have been operational.