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Used Hearing Aids: Where to Donate Them


Oldhearing aids are all you need to make a difference in someone else’s life. No super skills. No vast knowledge about the world. Just used hearing aids. How? Audicus Hearing Aids takes a look at several hearing aid donation and recycling programs that will gladly receive your hearing aids and assist you in the process of upgrading or renewing your used hearing aids.

And yes, you might be able to change the world as well. One pair of refurbished hearing aids at a time.

Audicus Accepts Used Hearing Aids for Donation

Audicus  now accepts used hearing aids for donation! Audicus has partnered with Hearing Charities of America (HCOA) a nonprofit committed to helping the deaf and hard of hearing communities. Together we will collect hearing aids from the public, which will be upgraded. These refurbished hearing aids will be customized for low-income individuals.

This partnership is part of HCOA’s Hearing Aid Project, which aims to bring together different organizations to provide hearing devices to people in need. The Hearing Aid Project currently offers hearing aid donations in New Jersey and will expand to other states soon.

Used Hearing Aids: Your Hearing Aid Donation Allows Others to Hear

Hear Now is a hearing aids recycling program established in the United States by the Starkey Hearing Foundation. This program provides refurbished hearing aids to people with hearing loss, adults or children residing in the U.S., who are unable to afford brand new devices. Hear Now accepts any make or model, either used or unwanted, and your donation is tax deductible (they will send you a letter of acknowledgement upon receipt). In addition to hearing aids, Hear Now recipients also receive hearing treatments thanks to the program’s partnership with hearing health care providers across the country.

Lions Clubs International runs HARP (Hearing Aids Recycling Program) by receiving hearing aid donations in several recycling centers (some of them located in opticians’ offices, libraries, and banks); donations are later upgraded and the refurbished hearing aids are given to people with hearing loss across the country. In addition to the United States, HARP recycling centers can also be found in Canada and Denmark.

Other service organizations such as the Knights of Columbus and Sertoma via SHARP (Sertoma Hearing Aids Recycling Program) collect hearing aids donations, which are also refurbished before being distributed to those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

How About Young Ears and Used Hearing Aids?

In terms of children services, the Center for Hearing and Speech devotes its resources and hearing aid donations to assist infants and children who suffer from hearing impairments. They do accept all makes and models, and the devices children can’t wear (i.e., in-the-ear type) are used for credit towards the purchase of loaner aids.

Help the Children Hear is a project funded by the Rotary International Foundation, which focuses on providing refurbished hearing aids to recipients who live in Argentina, Honduras, and the Philippines. Similarly, The Flying Doctors of Mercy provide used hearing aids to children in Mexico. These projects aim to address children’s hearing impairment problems at their earliest developmental stages, and provide them with new opportunities (schooling, counseling) to improve their lives.

In case you need more information about these or other recycling options, do not hesitate to contact Audicus Hearing Aids. If you are already the proud owner of an Audicus hearing product, we are more than happy to help you find a program that accepts donations of used hearing aids.



Audicus, Center for Hearing and Speech, Knights of Columbus, Lions Clubs International, Rotary International Foundation, Sertoma, Starkey Hearing Foundation, The Flying Doctors of Mercy

by Patrick Freuler

43 responses to “Used Hearing Aids: Where to Donate Them

  1. I have several generatons of hearing aid from years of needing better hearing. I would like to “recycle” them to new and needy neighbors.

  2. Is there a place on line where one can go to purchase a used hearing aid. When even the cost of the least expensive units is prohibitive, it would be great to find a place to purchase two used hearing aids for an affordable price.

  3. My father in law recently passed away and I am in posession of his recently purchased MagniEar hearing aid. I have the instruction brocure, and several small boxes of various parts. How can I get a value of the items? And who might be interested

  4. am near Sacramento

    i want to buy one used hearing aid , preferably a new one , preferably one that can charged instead of uses batteries . can you help me ? Is there a used med supply store near SAC

  5. We are retired and my husband was helping his handy capped sister by removing ice storm limbs from her place so she could get out and I guess one of the branches pulled the aid out of his right ear and we could not find it. Any way we can get help with a different set or help with one. he had the one over the ear that has the tube inside it. it is a Destiny brand he has.

  6. I have hearing aid it broke hook to mold but I cant effort 2 buy TN heating aid and I got no job and closed ssa too am I dont have it and thank you very much

    1. hi, I have a brand new pair. We just bought them for my dad but he passed away before he could use them. Please send me your full adress so i can ship them to you. If you go to costco they will adjust them free of charge for you. Thank you

  7. I am a retired senior citizen on social security. I am looking for used cheap hearing aids. I am 83 yrs old and cannot afford new ones. I live in Leander, Texas. Can anyone help me? Thank you.

  8. I am retired, and I lost my hearing aids, and I can not afford to buy new ones, could you please, let me know, where can I get some good used ones. thank you….

  9. I have a relative who is slightly retarded and needs a set of donated hearing aids.

    I t would be a bleesing if we could find them.

  10. Looking for hearing aids for my 80yo mom, Virginia Stroud. She lives in Lyman, SC, Spartanburg, County. She is on a fixed income and can’t afford aids. She still drives and works part time at Sams Club there in Spartanburg, so she is still very active and could benefit from aids. Thank you for any info in locating used aids.

    Sincerely, Teresa Allen

    1. Hi Ross! We are actually implementing a used hearing aid donation program within the next few weeks through a non profit organization we will be partnering with. If you’ll hold onto your aids, we’ll be ready to receive them shortly! Thanks for reaching out. Your hearing aids may give the gift of sound to someone who could not otherwise access it. Thanks!

  11. I would like to donate my old hearing aid. Is there a contact or address where I can find out how to do this?

    Carol Lowry

  12. I have a pair of hearing aids I would like to donate in Eustis FL. Please advise how to do so. Thank you.

  13. i have two hearing aids that my mother purchased for about 4000 dollars ,she recently died and looking to donate the hearing aids.
    Also will I be able to get a letter of donation for a deduction toward taxes
    Thank you
    Dale Bednarz

  14. Where do I send them? I have two sets of very
    expensive digital hearing aids that were my uncle’s
    who recently passed. The original users manual and
    doctor’s instructions are included.

    Thank you

  15. I have four older BTE Phonak hearing aids, in working order, to donate. Please let me know where to do so. I live in Parkville, MD.

  16. I have two new hearing aids ( one never used, one used for a week) that I want to donate to a charitible 501 c 3 organization. My out of pocket cost $5, 000.00 Is the donation deductable? deductible? If so I want to donate before the en of 2015.

  17. I would appreciate if someone could get a hold of me I’m trying to get donated hearing aids for my husband who needs New ones because one of his broke and we cannot afford hearing aids now he is in line for a promotion but was told by his boss that his coworkers have they complained about his hearing and he wants him to get new hearing aid so we can get the job please can anyone help us thank you very much

  18. My dad passed away, I have the hearing aid, the batteries and booklets. Where can I mail it? I’m looking to donate.

  19. I work with an outreach ministry, and we’ve known a homeless gentlemen for over a year that we take food too. He has very bad hearing that has gotten worse. I’m wonder if it is possible to obtain hearing aids for him at all. Thank you for your time.

  20. Hi Inci Magden, i would highly appreciate it if you would help me with your donating hearing. For ten years I have suffered severse hearing lose. i have been trying very hard to afford one unfortunately the journey is stil too far. Here in Nigeria a pair of hearing aid is very expensive. life is really dificult especially in this year economy recession. Any help you can offer can be a blessing to me and will be highly appreciated. thanks

  21. My father was hearing loss last 25 years ago. So we are from Nepal and our condition are very poor, plz 60 to 90 desible hearing aid provide my father

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