More than 200 hearing care practices participated in the annual philanthropic effort.
Bloomington, Minn. – May 16, 2023 – With the help of 209 hearing care practices in 47 states, ReSound today announces that 260 people received 519 hearing aids free of charge as part of the annual Gift of Hearing donation campaign that ran December 2022 through April 2023.
“Once again, we are privileged to work with so many amazing hearing care professionals that donated their time and talent to give a life-changing experience to people in their communities,” says Mikkel Knudsen, President, ReSound U.S. Commercial.
Launched in 2020, ReSound partners with hearing care professionals in the annual Gift of Hearing campaign to donate care and technology to people with hearing loss who are experiencing financial hardship. Each participating practice received ReSound OMNIA hearing aids to award to a nominated patient determined by that practice.
According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, roughly 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss, but only about 1 in 5 people with hearing loss use a hearing aid. “We want to help when someone cannot access quality hearing care and technology,” says Knudsen. “Many thanks to all the hearing care professionals who make a difference serving as hearing care experts in their community.”
The 2023-24 Gift of Hearing campaign will return in November 2023.
ReSound is a recognized pioneer and innovator in hearing aids, which continues to set new standards to make life sound better for more people. Part of the GN Group, ReSound has unique access to cutting-edge competences from the audio world which enriches its medical-grade solutions with a deep understanding of user-centric design and lifestyle needs. By placing people at the center of innovation, ReSound consistently introduces game-changing experiences such as direct audio streaming from iPhone to hearing aids and remote care from hearing professionals via the user’s smartphone app. ReSound is a committed and trusted partner to leading hearing care professionals in over 100 countries around the world helping people hear more, do more and be more than they ever thought possible.
About GN Group
GN Group facilitates communication between people through its intelligent hearing, audio, video, and gaming technology. Inspired by people and driven by our innovation leadership, we leverage technological synergies to deliver unique and increasingly individualized user experiences in our products and solutions.
150 years ago, GN was founded with a truly innovative and global mindset. Today, we honor that legacy with world-leading expertise in the human ear, audio, video and speech, wireless technologies, miniaturization, and collaborations with leading technology partners. GN's solutions are marketed by the brands ReSound, SteelSeries, Jabra, Beltone, Interton, BlueParrott, Danavox and FalCom in around 100 countries. Founded in 1869, the GN Group employs 7,000 people and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (GN.CO).