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Free hearing aids offered

May 4, 2012
Special to the Town Crier

In an effort to give back to the community, the Centers for Hearing Care will hold a drawing on May 18 in Boardman and 25 local people will each be awarded and fitted with a new hearing aid valued at $6.000 absolutely free. In order to qualify for the drawing each application must be completed, reviewed and approved prior to May 10. This mission is designed for those who have no other resources available to them. It is a program of last resort. Every applicant is asked to call 888-629-9012 to discuss their eligibility for the program and obtain an application.

"Our mission is to bring the gift of hearing to those in need that they may be able to realize their full potential" stated Dr. Sheryl Figliano, doctor of audiology and owner of the Centers for Hearing Care. "It has always been a personal goal of mine to have a local hearing mission and we now have the ability to conduct one," said Figliano.

In addition to being fitted with their own custom made, state-of-the-art hearing aid, recipients will also receive audio testing, a year's supply of batteries, and instruction on how to care for their new device.

"It is not enough to simply receive the hearing aid, each recipient must know how to use and care for their hearing aid," stressed Figliano.

Figliano and her staff have traveled to many remote areas on earth including Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and most recently to the small Caribbean nation of Dominica to help those in need.

The Centers for Hearing Care also has a recycling program at all its locations. They accept any hearing aids regardless of age, make or model. These aids are salvaged for parts to build new aids that are used on hearing missions.



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