Foundation Helps Girl get Hearing Aids

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Updated: 7/25/2013 4:48 pm
        Have you ever wondered what it’s like to not be able to hear? Or even what it may be like to hear for the first time? Well a local girl gets to have that experience as she gets fitted for hearing aids.

This little 7-year-old girl gets to live a miracle today thanks to technology and the help of the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund.

“It’s just a great experience, I mean it never gets old to see a little child who needs hearing aids and finally get them and just kind of the way they light up and kind of get re-introduced to the world” said Phillips Hearing Center Owner, Jason Curtis.

Several kids in the area have been able to get hearing aids thanks to the Olive Osmond Hearing Center which provides the funds for kids to get what would otherwise be a very expensive hearing aid.

“A good set of hearing aids like the ones she got today runs anywhere from $6,000 to $6,500 for a pair of them” continued Curtis.

Kids are constantly growing which means the ear molds on their hearing aids have to be changed all the time.

“The hearing aids themselves will last a long time, they can be adjusted and reprogrammed so as long as they’re taken good care of they’ll last you know, 5 or 6 years” said Curtis.

The Olive Osmond Hearing Fund has helped 6 people be fitted for hearing aids in the Idaho Falls area.

This Saturday the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund will hold their annual MAD Marathon to raise money to be able to provide more hearing aids for children. That will be at Snake River Landing at 8 a.m.
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