By Nadine Dehgan
Thank you for your partnership as we progress toward our dream of cures for hearing loss and tinnitus.
Our researchers are hard at work discovering how reptiles, birds, and fish are able to restore their hearing after being deafened so they can translate this knowledge into cures for mammals and humans.
When better treatments and cures are discovered, I know Jamie—pictured below with her four children—will be incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have her hearing restored. We will all be grateful.
Jamie's life changed one year ago when her daily activities were suddenly compromised. Words turned into mere muffled sounds—and then silence. She found herself increasingly dependent on lip-reading to avoid asking people to repeat themselves, a request that embarrassed her.
Her fears were confirmed when her doctor determined that Jamie, 32, has severe hearing loss in both of her ears. The doctor was astonished by the intensity of the decline in Jamie's hearing.
Jamie is fortunate to have a supportive and loving husband and family. But she lives in fear she may never be able to hear her beautiful children and other important sounds in her life.
Can you help bring us closer to better treatments and a cure for hearing loss for Jamie and 48 million other Americans with hearing loss?
Please, if you are able, give to HHF today. 100% of your generous gift will be directed to the area of your designation.
Thank you and happy holidays!