A University of Miami division, Oliver’s Hearing Aid Bank was started by and is named after twelve-year-old patient Oliver Stern. Oliver’s Hearing Bank seeks to supply hearing aids to children grappling with hearing loss that are financially qualified. Hearing aids that are no longer in use or are considered surplus are recycled. Each hearing aid is meticulously tested and then reprogrammed so it can be used by another patient.
Oliver Stern was just two years old when he became a patient at the UHealth Ear Institute’s Department of Otolaryngology and he remains one to this day. Unable to hear since birth, he wore hearing aids until he turned four years old and was given cochlear implants by the Otolaryngology Department’s Chair, Dr. Fred Telischi. Since the implants, Oliver has undergone audiology and therapy services and he remains an important Ear Institute ambassador.
Would you like to donate to Oliver’s Hearing Aid Bank? If so, you can send in your old hearing aid no matter how old it may be and allow someone the opportunity to hear again or for the very first time. For additional information on ways to donate or to learn a little more about Oliver’s Hearing Aid Bank, click here.
This foundation featured on The Jills Giving is one of the many unique foundations supported by The Jills team which includes Jill Eber, Jill Hertzberg, Hillary Hertzberg, Danny Hertzberg, and Felise Eber. The Jills team strongly believes in giving back and we encourage you to visit The Jills Giving website to learn more about the various foundations we support as well as a little bit about the team.