Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

Hearing Charities of America

Kansas City, MO


Hearing Charities of America connects those who need information, education, hearing health services and assistive devices to those who can help meet their needs. From audiologists to not-for-profit organizations, device manufacturers to school teachers - and everyone in between - we encourage you to participate in our programs, use our services and to call on us as your primary resource of support in raising awareness of hearing health issues.

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Executive Director

Mr. Steven Murphy

Main Address

1912 E Meyer Blvd

Kansas City, MO 64132 USA


Hearing Health





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Hearing Charities of America is working to address the needs of Hearing Health. This includes both education of hearing health issues and support of individuals who cannot afford hearing aids.

Our programs

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A Sound Investment

Hearing Aid Project

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

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How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Hearing Charities of America is hoping to provide needed help to those who need help with affording hearing aid, which do not qualify for the local resources available.

Hearing Charities developed The Hearing Aid Project. This program is to provide hearing aids to those who cannot afford them. The strategy is to support those that do not qualify for other programs, especially the working poor.

Hearing Charities has a support system of partners to help make the Hearing Aid Project effective. This includes its sister company Sertoma and University of Kansas audiology department. We are also developing a network of universities and audiology clinics across the United States.

Hearing Charities knows it is making progress by the number of people we help. This includes not only those we provide refurbished hearing aids to, but also those we help find local community resources

Over the past two years, Hearing Charities has grown in the number of hearing aids provided to individuals. We have also established a large resource list of all those entities we know provide Hearing Health support to individuals. Hearing Charities plans to continue to grow our program and awareness of hearing health issues.

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