The Gift of Hearing Foundation is a 501 (c)(3)
non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives
of cochlear implant and hard-of-hearing patients through
Access, Awareness, education and advocacy.
Enhancing Public Awareness
Through educational efforts, the Foundation aims to
enhance public awareness of cochlear implants and
increase the pool of the multidisciplinary professionals
needed to support implant candidates before, during and
after surgery. The Foundation will also support efforts
to create awareness of the needs of the deaf and
Supporting Advocacy Efforts
The Gift of Hearing Foundation will work with government
officials to address the shortcomings of reimbursements
for cochlear implants which directly benefit patients
and society and thereby increase the effort to make the
technology available to all who need it.
Providing the Gift of Hearing
Working closely with the medical community, the Gift of
Hearing Foundation will provide financial support to
help a select number of economically disadvantaged
patients receive cochlear implants. We will use these
selected cases to highlight the gaps in reimbursement
for cochlear implants and advocate for change. We can
provide financial assistance to those whose insurance
coverage will not provide for the cost of CI Implants.
Though the mission of
the Gift of Hearing Foundation is to create awareness
and address the access issues of cochlear implants, we
also select a limited number of uninsured cochlear
implant candidates to assist on a yearly basis.
not assist with hearing aids.
Applications for assistance must be submitted through
the cochlear implant center that has determined that the
individual qualifies as a CI candidate. GOHF does
not accept applications from individuals.
A qualified CI candidate should have their CI
audiologist or surgeon's office contact GOHF directly
for an application.
For a list of cochlear implant centers, support groups,
and other information, please visit our