Cape Ann Health & Wellness Committee Monthly Update
Building a community network of wellness through education and shared
resources for body, mind and spirit.
MAY IS NATIONAL BETTER HEARING MONTH!
Beauport Hearing Care Collects Unused Hearing Aids for Charity
Raises Awareness of Better Hearing Month through ‘Orphan Hearing Aid’ Drive
Beauport Hearing Care of Magnolia is celebrating Better Hearing Month this
May by collecting “Orphan Hearing Aids” that are no longer needed and
donating them to the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
Judi Hodge Bergeron, board certified hearing specialist and owner at
Beauport Hearing Care, said, “We are excited to join with community
partners to collect ‘Orphan Hearing Aids’ all around Cape Ann. Donated
hearing aids will bring the precious gift of hearing to people that cannot
Beginning May 1st, look for the blue Orphan Hearing Aid collection boxes at
Aberdeen Home Care, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Rose Baker Senior
Center, Cape Ann Veterans Services, Cape Ann YMCA, St. John’s Episcopal
Church, SeniorCare, Salem Council on Aging, Manchester Council on Aging, Rockport Senior
Center, Senator Bruce Tarr’s Office, Second Glance, and more locations with addresses listed at
Hearing aid donations help people locally and around the world. Beauport Hearing Care
established a partnership with the Starkey Hearing Foundation a few years ago by providing free
hearing aids to impacted survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing. More recently Beauport
Hearing Care helped Gloucester’s Holy Family Mission obtain free hearing aids through a Starkey
Hearing Foundation partner in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Numerous studies have shown that our hearing is very important to our overall health, and
especially to brain wellness and function. David Bergeron, brain fitness specialist and owner at
Beauport Hearing Care, said, “Hearing loss symptoms are often mistaken as dementia, but research
suggests that ignoring hearing loss is associated with accelerated loss of brain cognitive functioning.
Everyone should schedule an annual hearing test.”
|For more information, call Beauport Hearing Care at 978-525-2300
Yadiel gets ear impressions for his free custom fit hearing aids at the Starkey
Hearing Foundation Mission in Santiago, Dominican Republic.