An Ealing centre is calling on people to donate their old hearing aids to help children in developing countries.
Specsavers Hearing Centre Ealing Broadway is collecting donations for Sound Seekers, a charity dedicated to helping people, especially the young, who are deaf or hard of hearing in the world’s poorest communities.
It is hoped the donated devices, when reconditioned and reprogrammed, will help create a brighter future for those living with hearing loss in the developing world.
Mark Edgar, hearcare director at Specsavers Hearing Centre Ealing Broadway , said: “Living in the UK, we are extremely lucky to have access to such robust hearing healthcare programmes. Oversees, charities like Sound Seekers are providing vital care to those who are not as fortunate. We’re calling on Ealing residents to help us support their efforts.”
Stuart Riddick of Sound Seekers added: “Without hearing and communicating, it’s hard to go to school, thrive in a community, or hold down a job. Your hearing aids could enable a child to stay in school or a hard-working adult stay in a job. We are delighted to be working with Specsavers to improve the lives of people with hearing loss in Africa.”
Specsavers is also supporting the Sound Seekers Hear in Malawi campaign to raise money for children and adults with hearing loss in Malawi.
To donate an old hearing aid or to book a free hearing test, visit the store at New Broadway, Ealing, call 020 8840 2977 or visit www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/ealingbraodway-hearing.