Give The Gift of Better Hearing [Nominations Open]
Nominate a Special Somebody for the Ultimate Gift of Better Hearing This Holiday Season
The latest statistics suggest that hearing loss impacts 1 in 8 people.
This means that, statistically, there will be at least one person around your dinner table this holiday season that will be struggling to engage in conversations, missing the punchline of jokes, and feeling isolated when they should be at their happiest.
Whether they have chosen to prioritize the needs of others over themselves, are hesitant to seek treatment due to the financial requirements, or are hoping for some good luck, then this may be the ideal opportunity for them.
With a big part of our DNA being heavily focused on the community, we’re excited to open nominations for our annual ‘Hear for the Holidays’ giveaway.
This is where you can nominate a deserving somebody to win a complimentary pair of premium prescription hearing aids and premium hearing care.
It could be a loved one or somebody in the community that you believe deserves to be recognized for all that they do.
To enter, complete the form on this page and share the reason why they deserve to win, in as much detail as possible.
Then on December 18, 2023 we’ll be closing nominations and the winner will be selected and announced shortly after.
The winner will be invited to have a comprehensive hearing assessment and be fitted with a new pair of hearing aids to ensure they have the holiday season that they deserve!
- Please Note:
- NEntry must be ADP Eligible (not used the Assistive Devices Program in the past 3 years)
- NEntry must hold a valid Ontario Health Card
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Meet Previous Winners
I am writing to apply for the opportunity to be selected for the free hearing aids for my mother.
Just to fill you in on our story. I am a 26-year old guy who is Autistic, partially sighted, with a degenerative arthritic condition, and a speech impediment. My mother has been my single parent and sole supporter and advocate all my life. She is a music and voice teacher but lost work during COVID. She is significantly hearing impaired but cannot afford even the least costly hearing aids, being low-income.
While we lived in the UK, up to 8 years ago, her hearing aids were provided for her under the national health system. Here, even with a government bursary, my mom cannot remotely afford these and she struggles without.
My mom sacrificed her own opportunities to move back to Canada so that I would have a happier and more inclusive life. I am now in graduate school and have her to thank for providing me with opportunities to succeed.
I will soon be moving to my own semi-independent community residence and my mom will be alone. I worry about her.
She is so bright and has so much to offer in singing and music but she cannot hear middle frequencies and misses a lot of what people say.
She hopes to get a job teaching again so that she can afford hearing aids.
But she is unlikely to get a job when it is clear at the interview that she can’t hear. This has also affected her self confidence and she does worries about the process.
My mom deserves a break. She has looked after me, looked after her own mother and is an amazing mentor to her students, given the opportunity to hear them.
Please help me to help my mom with this opportunity.
The gift of hearing, especially to a teacher and musician is so precious.
Thank you so much
Reflecting on his hearing loss, Jordan says, “I began realizing I had hearing loss very gradually. It took me several years and more than one test before acknowledging that I could benefit from hearing devices.”
Herb realized he had a hearing loss when he found himself struggling with conversations. He recalls, “I did notice I was not hearing everything that was said – by someone in the room or on TV.
Nikki’s ears and rock concerts were not a good combination – as she soon found out.
She says, “Years ago, after standing too close to the speakers at an outdoor rock concert, I noticed my hearing felt odd. When it happened again, I realized there might be an issue.”