By Laura Friedman
#GivingTuesday is an international day of giving that kicks off the holiday giving season, is November 29th!
Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) wants to thank you for your support of our research programs, such as the Hearing Restoration Project (HRP) and Emerging Research Grants (ERG). Your support enhances the lives of millions of Americans. Thank you!
Here are some of our successes, dating back to our founding in 1958:
HHF is the largest non-profit funder of hearing research in the U.S.
HHF-funded research has led to the development of cochlear implants and treatments for otosclerosis (abnormal bone growth in the ear) and ear infections.
n 1987, HHF-funded researchers discovered that chickens regenerate their inner ear hair cells after damage and mammals do not. This led to the development of the HRP in 2011.
In the 1990s HHF advocated for Universal Newborn Hearing Screening legislation, to detect hearing loss at birth. Today, 97% of newborns are tested, up from 4% in 1994!
The question of finding a cure for hearing loss is not if, but when.
You can change the course of hearing and balance science and
helps us find better therapies and cures by giving today.
Here are some ways you can #HearTheHope this holiday season:
The average person has 300 friends on Facebook which means that if each of your friends donates just $1 on Giving Tuesday, you can raise $300 in one day—it’s that easy!
Let your talents and interests lead you to your own fundraiser for HHF through our website! No event is too large or small. Here are some ideas for inspiration:
Host a potluck and ask your guest bring a dish and make a charitable contribution to HHF.
Organize a bake sale or golf outing with the proceeds will be donated to HHF.
Burn excess Thanksgiving calories and go for a run, swim (indoors of course!), or bike ride, fundraising for every mile accomplished.
Have other ideas or questions for us? E-mail us at Development@hhf.org.