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Miracle-Ear Foundation enhances quality of life for local resident with hearing aids

Courtesy photo Hearing specialist Tony Giavedoni is shown with recipient Donna Hild.

Miracle-Ear of Altoona, a part of the nationwide hearing solution franchise, partnered with the Miracle-Ear Foundation to provide Donna Hild the gift of sound.

Hild, a resident of Altoona, was getting frustrated that she could not hear her family and friends. Communicating with everyone was becoming exceedingly difficult for her. Hild was always asking everyone to repeat things to her. That is when Hild decided to reach out to Miracle-Ear for an evaluation.

Miracle-Ear Hearing Specialist Tony Giavedoni tested Hild and confirmed the need for hearing aids but quickly determined that the cost of hearing aids was out of her reach. Tony suggested that she apply for assistance from the Miracle-Ear Foundation. Hild was approved and fitted with donated hearing aids as well as lifetime aftercare.

In partnership with local franchisee, Julie McKelvey, and her staff, the Miracle-Ear Foundation, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit organization, supports underserved adults and children across the country with their hearing healthcare needs. The Miracle-Ear Foundation, working with Miracle-Ear centers across the country, has donated more than 21,000 hearing aids to more than 11,700 individuals nationwide.

“We know that hearing loss lowers the quality of life for adults at any age,” said McKelvey. “When hearing loss goes undetected, it can lead to social isolation, strained relationships, and can even impact earning potential. That is why the staff at all 33 of our Miracle-Ear locations are happy to donate resources and time to enhance the lives of others.”

The local Miracle-Ear franchise has supported adults and children in Altoona for many years, providing hundreds of hearing aids to those in need.

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