Hope for Hearing: Hearing Aid Recycling Program

Hope for Hearing: Hearing Aid Recyling

Since 2010, the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has provided subspecialty services for the underprivileged of Washtenaw County in partnership with the Hope Clinic through the Hope at UMHS Clinic. A significant number of these patients suffer with hearing loss and could benefit from a hearing aid. Unfortunately, the high cost of hearing aids makes them an unreachable luxury for Hope at UMHS clinic patients.

In an effort to meet the needs of these patients, we established the Hope for Hearing hearing aid recycling program. This program allows us to collect gently used hearing aids and refurbish them for distribution to our Hope at UMHS patients.

How it Works

The Hope for Hearing program accepts hearing aids of any make or model, regardless of age. Behind-the-ear hearing aids in working condition are cleaned, refurbished and refitted for Hope@UMHS patients. Custom, in-the-ear hearing aids, as well as  hearing aids that are beyond repair, are donated to the Hear Now program at the Starkey Hearing Foundation. 

Tax Benefits

All hearing aid donations are tax deductible. Donors receive a letter of acknowledgement which can be used for tax purposes.

Donate Hearing Aids

To donate hearing aids to the Hope for Hearing program, please package and mail the aids to the address below.

Hearing Aid Donations
U-M Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
1904 Taubman Center, SPC 5312
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5312
gmannare@med.umich.edu

Make a Donation

If you don’t have a hearing aid to recycle but would still like to donate to the Hope for Hearing hearing aid recycling program, financial gifts are welcome. Donate today!