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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 hard-of-hearing population.


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.

We do 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 resources page.

Cochlear Implant Centers

Our foundation is based in New England, and our board members, volunteers, or their children, receive care at the following cochlear implant centers. Please contact us if you’d like us to share our experiences.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Children’s Hospital Boston

Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary

Tufts-New England Medical Center

UMass Memorial Medical Center

Lahey Hospital Center

Find a CI Clinic Near You

Advanced Bionics

Cochlear Corporation

Med-El Corporation


For more helpful links, see our Resources page

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