Specsavers Hearing Centre in Gloucester is appealing for donations of unwanted hearing aids on behalf of the charity Sound Seekers.
Customers visiting the store are being encouraged to drop off their old hearing aids in the bins available which will then be cleaned, refurbished and distributed to people in Africa.
About Sound Seekers
Sound Seekers is currently involved in projects in Cameroon, The Gambia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zambia. In most cases, these projects provide the only access to trained audiology healthcare and equipment, such as hearing aids, in their countries.
The charity delivers practical solutions to help people with hearing loss realise their rights by enabling access to healthcare and education. The charity believes hearing loss can be both a cause and effect of poverty. To combat this, the charity works to secure the future of people with hearing loss in some of the poorest communities of the developing world.
A word from the hearcare director
‘We are lucky to have such a proficient healthcare service available in the UK, but those living in poorer communities in Africa aren’t so lucky,’ said Harley-Jay Stevens, hearcare director.
‘Hopefully the hearing aids we are able to collect will go some way to help improve the lives of those struggling with hearing loss and ensure Sound Seekers can continue its work to help those who need it.’