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Carecredit Provides Grant to Miracle-Ear Foundation

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Donation Continues to Help Expand Hearing Care for Children.

COSTA MESA, Calif. – December 18, 2015 – The CareCredit Caring Communities Program is helping make a difference in the hearing health of children with a $25,000 grant to the Miracle-Ear Foundation. This marks the third consecutive year CareCredit, a leading provider of patient financing, has contributed to the Miracle-Ear® Foundation.

CareCredit created the Caring Communities Program to support charitable organizations, through financial and volunteer contributions, enabling them to have a greater impact in the communities they serve and help more people access needed care. The Miracle-Ear Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has provided children of low-income families the gift of sound for more than 20 years. Diagnostics, hearing aids and follow-up care are offered at no cost to children whose parents are not in a financial position to purchase quality hearing assistance. In addition, the foundation helps educate families about hearing loss and its effect on children.

Previous grants provided by CareCredit have enabled nearly 50 children across the United States to receive hearing aids and support services with a focus on New Jersey and Utah. It is anticipated that more than 20 children will be helped with this new donation.
“As a company, our mission is to help more patients get the care they need,” said Greg Pierce, senior vice president at CareCredit. “CareCredit is proud to continue work with the Miracle-Ear Foundation in furthering their efforts to help provide care to underserved children.”

“There is no greater joy than providing a child the ability to hear," said Jenni Hargraves, Miracle-Ear Foundation director. “This contribution will have a significant impact on our foundation and our ability to give the Gift of Sound™ to children with hearing loss.”

For more information about the CareCredit Caring Communities program, visit www.carecredit.com/caringcommunities.

About CareCredit:

For nearly 30 years, CareCredit has helped millions of patients receive needed and desired care. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that can be used as a financing option for certain expenses not covered by insurance or to bridge payment when desired care exceeds insurance coverage. CareCredit is accepted at more than 185,000 healthcare practices nationwide. For more information on CareCredit, call 800-300-3046 or visit www.carecredit.com or the CareCredit Expo Page on AudiologyOnline.

About Miracle-Ear

A trusted resource for hearing solutions for 65 years, Miracle-Ear uses state-of-the-art technology to remove the barriers of hearing loss. The Plymouth, Minn-based company specializes in customizable hearing solutions that feature discreet, comfortable products designed to meet each individual's hearing loss needs. Free hearing tests are available at all of the company's 1,200 franchised locations across the U.S. Franchise opportunities are available for those interested in running their own Miracle-Ear business with the support of a nationwide industry leader. For more information, visit www.miracle-ear.com.

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