Dr. Stephani Rose gives William Shatner a hearing assessment at HearingLife
Share your story for a chance to receive free hearing aids.

Submit your story, or nominate someone with hearing loss who may not be able to afford hearing aids. Five entries will be selected to receive free hearing aids. Submissions accepted through June 16, 2023.

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William Shatner is thrilled to be partnering with HearingLife to share the joy of hearing with others.

HearingLife’s Love Your Ears Give Back Campaign is about helping those in need experience the joy of better hearing.

How does it work?

1. Submit your story to us
Submit your story to us
2. Be selected
Be selected
3. Get in-office assessment
Get in-office assessment
4. Be qualified
Be qualified
5. Have hearing aid fitted
Get free hearing aids

Better Hearing and Speech Month
Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness about hearing loss and the importance of treatment.

8 Consequences of Untreated Hearing Difficulties  1.     Your mental sharpness suffers. Untreated hearing impairment can put you at a 29-57% greater risk of cognitive impairment.  2.     Untreated hearing loss doubles your risk of developing dementia. With a severe hearing loss you’re 5 times more likely to develop dementia.  3.     Untreated hearing loss can impair your memory. 4.     Conversations are not as fun. 5.     Your social life may suffer. Seniors with untreated hearing loss are 20-24% less likely to participate in social activities.  6.     You may feel anxious and insecure.  7.     It can leave you feeling exhausted.  8.     It can impact your earning potential.

Common Signs of Hearing Loss

The symptoms of hearing loss depend on the type, degree and cause of hearing loss. We always recommend a hearing assessment at a HearingLife center near you, but some common signs to look out for include:

  • Difficulty following conversations
  • Phone conversations that are unclear
  • People seem to be mumbling
  • Difficulty locating sounds
  • Signs of tinnitus, like ringing or buzzing in your ears
  • Turning up the TV volume
  • Difficulty following conversations
  • Phone conversations that are unclear
  • People seem to be mumbling
  • Difficulty locating sounds
  • Signs of tinnitus, like ringing or buzzing in your ears
  • Turning up the TV volume


HearingLife Gives Back

Hear from past recipients who received the gift of better hearing.

To learn more, visit campaignforbetterhearing.us 


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1 Deal JA, Betz J, Yaffe K, et al, for the Health ABC Study Group. Hearing impairment and incident dementia and cognitive decline in older adults: the Health ABC Study J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2016; published online April 12. DOI:10.1093/gerona/glw069. 66
2 Lin FR, Metter EJ, O’Brien RJ, Resnick SM, Zonderman AB, Ferrucci L. Hearing loss and incident dementia. Arch Neurol 2011; 68: 214–20. 67
3 Gallacher J, Ilubaera V, Ben-Shlomo Y, et al. Auditory threshold, phonologic demand, and incident dementia. Neurology 2012; 79: 1583–90.
4 Pichora-Fuller MK. (2008a) quoted in Convention News, “Celebrating 20 Years, AAA is Hear to Stay” from: Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. By Jason Mosheim, speech-languagepathology-audiology.advance.web.com/editorial.
5 The National Council on Aging, The Consequences of Untreated Hearing Loss in Older Persons, May 1999. https://www.ncoa.org/wp-content/uploads/NCOA-Study-1999.pdf
6 Beck DL, Clark, JL. Audition matters more as cognition declines and cognition matters more as audition declines. Audiology Today. 2009;(3):48-59.
7 Packer, Lisa. "Research shows severity of tinnitus is related to emotional processing." Healthy Hearing. Accessed April 16, 2019.
8 Jung D, Bhattacharyya N. Association of hearing loss with decreased employment and income among adults in the United States. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2012;121(12):771–775. [PubMed]

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The purpose of this hearing assessment and/or demonstration is for hearing wellness and to determine if the consumer may benefit from using hearing aids, which may include selling and fitting hearing aids. Products demonstrated may differ from products sold. Assessment conclusion is not a medical diagnosis and further testing may be required to diagnose hearing loss. The use of any hearing aid may not fully restore normal hearing and does not prevent future hearing loss. Hearing instruments may not meet the needs of all hearing-impaired individuals. One offer per consumer and offer cannot be combined with any of our promotional offers, coupons or discounts. Offer not available to any consumer who has private or federal health insurance coverage. Other terms may apply, see office for details.

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