The Bear is always happy to receive donations of “pre-loved Hearing Aids”. When we receive these hearing aids, we hand them over to our Bali based hearing specialists, who register the serial number of all aids, then fully test each aid and provide us with a report on how many units can be used, and what ones may no longer be useful, and why. The majority of hearing aids can be used to help in a variety of situations.
All donated hearing aids are put to the best use possible, for poorer, underprivileged families, who otherwise couldn’t afford hearing aids for a child, or perhaps for a replacement for one of the orphanage children in our program, who may have somehow damaged their hearing aid or need their aids serviced.
The important thing is these aids are always passed onto the hearing specialists, who (with consultation to Bikabele) can control the correct fitting of the hearing aids to the needy. Bikabele funds the making of new moulds, tubes as required, and new batteries, and we ensure the aids are always fitted by professionals.
So if you have a family member who has upgraded their own hearing aids, and is unsure what to do with their old hearing aids…please don’t hesitate to contact us, we certainly can ensure they get put to good use by someone who can not afford the expense of new aids and otherwise would remain in a world of silence.