Hearing Health Foundation Recognized by ‘Consumer Reports’
Consumer Reports has recognized the Hearing Health Foundation (HHF)—a nonprofit funder of hearing research and balance in the US—for its high integrity, citing excellence in fundraising, governance, effectiveness, and financial standards, HHF announced. At the same time, theEdelman Trust Barometer, a yearly gauge of the public’s confidence levels, finds Americans are more skeptical than ever before.
The foundation is regarded by Consumer Reports as one of the “Best Charities for Your Donations.” This charity roster, released annually to facilitate informed giving, includes 11 categories ranging from Animal Welfare to Youth Development. HHF is acknowledged as a top-rated nonprofit in the “Blind and Hearing-Impaired” category, and the only organization listed whose mission is to better the lives of those with hearing loss.
Consumer Reports determines the “Best Charities for Your Donations” using metrics from three major charity watchdogs: BBB Wise Giving Alliance, Charity Navigator, and Charity Watch. These watchdogs independently research charities’ financial histories and moral standards to evaluate how donors’ contributions are used.
HHF’s endorsements from Consumer Reports and charity watchdogs show a mission-first approach.
“HHF exists to better the lives of those with hearing loss by funding life-changing research and developing awareness and education programs,” said HHF CEO Nadine Dehgan. “HHF’s charity ratings and continued placement on the ‘Consumer Reports” list illustrate how we pursues our mission responsibly. We are grateful to those who give their time and financial resources in pursuit of better treatments and cures for hearing and balance conditions.”
Hearing Health Foundation’s (HHF) mission is to prevent and cure hearing loss and tinnitus through groundbreaking research and to promote hearing health. HHF is the largest non-profit funder of hearing and balance research in the U.S. and a leader in driving new innovations and treatments for people with hearing loss, tinnitus, and other hearing disorders.
HHF’s Board of Directors is comprised of top corporate executives and leaders from the hearing research and medical fields. The Board is dedicated to finding a cure for hearing loss and tinnitus.
Hearing Health Foundation (previously Deafness Research Foundation) was founded in 1958 because of the vision, strength and determination of one remarkable woman: the late Collette Ramsey-Baker.
After living with substantial hearing loss for many years, at age 35 an early fenestration operation completely restored Mrs. Ramsey-Baker’s hearing. In gratitude, she sought to support hearing and balance research, to donate money to a national non-profit organization, but none existed. That was when she decided to create a non-profit that could support medical research to further hearing loss treatments, prevention, and cures.
Under her leadership, HHF bestowed grants upon colleges and other research institutions for research and improvement of hearing. Mrs. Ramsey-Baker received letters of commendation from many renowned leaders, including Presidents Herbert Hoover and Dwight D. Eisenhower, as well as Helen Keller and Cardinal Francis Spellman. She was also listed in Who’s Who for Women.
Since 1958, the organization has made incredible breakthroughs in research and care, including the co-founding of the National Temporal Bone Banks Program, passing of the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening legislation, contributing to the development of the cochlear implant, and surgery for otosclerosis.
Learn more at hhf.org. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.257.6140 / 888.435.6104 (TTY).
Source: Hearing Health Foundation
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