Hearing Mission Foundation to give out free hearing aids

The foundation will give away 25 pairs of free hearing aids to those who are in a financial hardship

In 2015, hearing aids were given out to 35 people who otherwise would not have been able to afford the devices. They were distributed by Dr. Sheryl Figliano, president and owner of the Centers for Hearing Care in Boardman.

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WYTV) – Over 38 million Americans of all ages have a hearing impairment, and in the Mahoning County, one in three people suffers from hearing loss.

Trying to help out, the Hearing Missions Foundation, a non-profit affiliate of Centers for Hearing Care, is having its 5th annual Hearing for the Holidays mission.

“Hearing loss is a very prevalent problem, and in this area we have a lot of people in financial need and we want to give back,” said Dr. Sheryl Figliano, a doctor of audiology at the Centers for Hearing Care and a co-founder of the Hearing Missions Foundation.

The foundation will give away 25 pairs of free hearing aids to those who are in a financial hardship. Applicants will have to go through financial and hearing screenings to prove their eligibility.

Applicants can be of any age but must be a resident of either Mahoning, Trumbull or Columbiana County.

For those who want to apply, you need to do so before Nov. 15. Call the Hearing Missions Foundation at (330) 779-8090.