over 500,000 infants, children, and adults in the united
states with severe-to-profound hearing loss. Hearing
impairment is now the #1 birth defect among children
born in America.
The Gift of
Hearing Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation
dedicated to increasing access to and awareness of
cochlear implant (CI) surgery. The Foundation also
keeps abreast of and support areas of research as well as
legislation that can impact both the cost and awareness
video at right to learn more about what we do.
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Deaf by age
10, Jacob received a cochlear implant allowing him to be
fully functional in the hearing world. Riding across the
country stopping at all 30 Major League Baseball
stadiums, Jacob hopes to raise $1 million dollars for
others who could benefit from a cochlear implant but
cannot afford one.
thrilled to be one of the beneficiaries of Jacob's Ride,
and are happy to support him in his historic journey!
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Jacob's mission at