George finds happiness through Foundation of Sight and Sound


George we are overwhelmed with happiness to know that you have found your gift for hearing through our program. We wish you the best !

 

 

George Marshman


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Help America Hear Program Helps Randall


Randal we are so happy to hear from you and the how you benefit from out program.

All the best, and stay in touch!

 

 

 

Randall Seymour

 

 


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The help of hearing for Clarice


Clarice finds joy through Foundation for Sight and Sound.

Happiness to you Clarice

 

 

Clarice Maxine Keith


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Roberta Blessed with the help of Foundation for Sight and Sound


Roberta is overwhelmed by joy as she realizes the impact of a new hearing aid.

We wish you the best Roberta, and continue success in your future!

 

 

 

Roberta Allman


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Helping Hands For Dolores


Dolores shares her story of her struggles of what life was like before the help of Foundation for Sight and Sound. Dolores life has changed for all the better and we are proud that we were apart of it. Dolores we only wish you continued success.

 

Dolores Fleming


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Gift of Sound Hearing Aid Mission


The Foundation For Sight and Sound in partnership with the Bronx Rotary Club combined efforts for the Help America Hear 7th Annual Gift of Sound Hearing Aid Mission at Montefiore Hospital. We are proud to be mentioned in their current newsletter (see below)

BronxNewsLetter

The Bronx Rotary Club has been giving an annual gift to help support our Mission.


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Recipients Responses


Foundation For Sight and Sound loves helping people and giving hearing aids to those that can’t afford them. It is even greater to know that our recipients are happy with their hearing aids and living a better life than they previously were. Below please find a collection of our most recent testimonials.

A note from Donna Doucet:

A note from Natalie Wold:

A note and some pictures from Jennifer Humphrey:


A note from Joan Holly:

And some pictures from George Boutis:



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Touching Tattoo


Foundation For Sight and Sound loves hearing touching stories of those who have supported love ones with hearing challenges. In New Zealand, the father of a six year old girl in need of a cochlear implant got a tattoo on his head to match her cochlear. He did this so that she would not feel different and how inspiring is that! In the words of his daughter, the tattoo is cool.


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PAYING IT FORWARD


The concept of Paying it forward is not new but further enhanced over the years since 370 BC. The term has been a common phrase over the years but became even more popularized in 2000, when the movie adaptation of Catherine Ryan Hyde’s novel, Pay It Forward was released.

The idea is to provide a powerful unexpected life enhancing deed of gift, of any size, to another person who in turn will Pay it Forward to someone else in need.

Here are five reasons to pay it forward

1. It makes you feel good to know you have helped someone else.
2. You have changed someone’s life, perhaps making it better or giving them the hand up they need
3. It enhances your personal self-worth and shows character and integrity as a person who is committed to making the world a better place.
4. It shows your desire to help make your community a better place
5. An act of kindness, utilizing your skills and knowledge, creates the power of change giving joy to someone less fortunate or down on their luck.

When you take into consideration, each person’s life situation is different, mostly the haves and the have not’s, it’s important to remember it could have been you in the downward condition. All it takes is a little time to provide the gift of a hand up. The expectation of the receiver is to respond to a person’s kindness by being kind to someone else, thus paying it forward.

Knowing from firsthand experience, I like to share with many individuals that life is being part of a circle. You go into the circle, parking your ego at the door, leaving your agenda behind and simply coming into this circle to build relationships and make a difference to someone else with no expectation of return. If a person can accomplish this, the circle remains unbroken and you will see it come back to you tenfold.

If you’re looking for a way to pay it forward you can visit our website for many ideas


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Thankful Notes From Happy Recipients


And another note:

I wanted to once again, contact you and thank you for helping me and my wife get approved for the Tier 1 category for very expensive hearing aids.

I did want to keep you posted on our progress, only due to you and your organization’s generosity, huge heart and kindness, as to where we are:

Andrew at Ear Care has been taking good care of us.

  1. We had made our 1st appointment, for mold impression, the day I got your email
  2. Both of us have been fitted.
  3. We have a follow-up appointment next week.
  4. Ear Care has provided each one of us with two spare batteries. According to Ear Care, the batteries last 7-10 days. Obviously we were surprised but it is ok.
  5. You had asked us to provide you the battery size # so that you may be able to provide us some complimentary batteries. Our batteries size # is: 312.
  6. We have briefly discussed with Ear Care about Loss and Damage Extended Warranty. We will discuss pricing and alternatives, next week, during our next appointment. If you know of companies that provide insurance to protect your investment in the hearing aids, please let us know and we will contact them directly. In addition, I’ll also “Google” for the insurance companies.

Due to your generosity, the hearing aids have already made huge difference in our morale, our lives at church, Sunday school, at home, in the car and every other place 12-14 hours a day.

We will enjoy this God given gift for the rest of our lives and tomorrow on our 34th wedding anniversary.

I’ll keep you posted on our progress and our enjoyment only made possible by you and your wonderful organization. There are people and organizations, like yours, in these United States of America, who really care for and care about less fortunate people like us.

I know that organization like yours  depend on donations only. I’ll personally request people of means, that I know, to donate to your organization, so that other people can also get help.

 


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