By Sophia Boccard
Your support for Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) inspires me.
I’m thrilled we are moving toward better treatments and cures for hearing and balance conditions — together.
I was diagnosed with a hearing loss at age 4 and with Usher syndrome (combined hearing loss and vision loss with balance difficulties) as an adult.
I know what it is like to be frustrated by something that can make us feel powerless.
Since joining the Board of HHF and following the research programs — the Hearing Restoration Project (HRP), Emerging Research Grants (ERG) and Ménière's Disease Grants (MDG) — I’ve felt empowered.
The HRP has seen the partial regeneration of inner ear hair cells in adult mice and continue their work toward complete regeneration.
ERG and MDG scientists have made discoveries advancing knowledge of tinnitus, Ménière's disease, hyperacusis, Usher syndrome, and auditory processing disorders.
But more progress is needed. With your generosity, HHF can fund more research to accelerate the breakthroughs that will dramatically improve our lives.
Please, if you can, give to our life-changing work. HHF will direct 100% of your gift toward the program you choose. Thank you for your consideration and for being part of our mission.
Warm regards and happy holidays!