Members of the Downtown Fort Smith Sertoma Club helped raise money for an 80-year-old woman’s hearing aids. Her hearing was so bad that she forgot, for example, the sound of frying bacon. It was to the point that, after getting hearing aids, such a sound was “fantastic” to her. She is grateful to the Club.
The Club raises about $12,000 to fund each campaign for hearing aids for those in need. The Club president said that hearing aids are expensive, depending upon the severity of hearing loss. But they make it their mission to help, as do other clubs.
A lot of insurance companies offer little or no coverage. Medicare and Medicaid offer nothing. Sometimes a church or family member will help, but non-profits like the Club are indispensable.
There are organizations and programs out there for those in need. For more information, contact a hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.