Donate Old Hearing Aids At Hear Care Connection (with Video & Photos)

By Corinne Rose


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February 26, 2013 Updated Oct 30, 2013 at 7:50 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- You've heard us talk about Chief Meteorologist Curtis Smith's trip to the Holy Land in March, where audiologists are donating their time and supplies to fit people with hearing aids.

Technology is advancing so quickly that many people have old sets of hearing aids in drawers, not knowing what to do with them.

The charitable arm of Hear Care in Fort Wayne would love to have them for its trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem in two weeks.

The over-the-ear models of several years ago can easily be re-fitted to someone else's ear, allowing about 100 children and adults to hear.

A chance encounter with a pastor from Bethlehem who started a wellness clinic there sparked the idea, and audiologists say your older hearing aids could change someone's life.

"By simply taking them out of the drawer and bringing them in to us, we can clean 'em up, we can service them and we can put them on somebody's ears and it will hopefully change their lives," says Hear Care audiologist Nora Stewart.

You can call Hear Care Connection at 602-3276 to donate money and especially those hearing aids that aren't being used.

Anything the audiologists can't take on this trip can be used in Fort Wayne for people who can't afford the technology.

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