Widex Hearing Aids Has Charitable Reputation

By: - Medicine - July 7, 2011
widex hearing aids has charitable reputation

When it comes to supporting causes, Widex Hearing Aids steps up to the plate.  The company has a corporate history of reaching out to those in need and providing whatever comfort they can.

Tsunami Relief

After the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, for instance, Widex Hearing Aids offered free replacement hearing aids to patients whose own hearing aids had been lost or damaged during the catastrophe.  That included fitting and any necessary repairs, which they did for free and without charging normal Widex hearing aids prices.

Many people took them up on the offer, but what they needed most, it turned out, was batteries.  So Widex Japan provided those as well.  And as more hearing aid shops in the affected area reopened, Widex broadened the scope of their donations to accommodate those shops’ customers.

Reaching Out To Children

In 2011, Widex also provided hearing aids for 250 children in India, also without charging regular Widex Hearing Aids prices.  The hearing aids were donated to Juvenile Organization of Speech and Hearing (JOSH), which distributed them to the children.

JOSH was founded in 2004 by Devangi Dalal, and audiologist, and Dr. Jayant Gandhi, a Senior ENT surgeon.  It is their dream to help every hearing impaired child in India, so they use JOSH to raise money for hearing aids and educational needs for children in need.  This allows these children develop language skills that otherwise would be difficult or impossible for them.

The children who received Widex hearing aids without having to pay Widex hearing aids prices were from three special schools in Mumbai and Gujarat.  Their families couldn’t afford hearing aids for them, and having the hearing aids will make it possible for them to keep up with the other children in their classes.

Supporting Sports

Widex also supports the deaf sporting community.  In 2008, through the International Committee of Sport for the Deaf, Widex sponsored awards for the best male and best female athlete in deaf sports.

The Widex 2008 Sportsman of the Year was Maris Grenins, who was born in 1981 in Latvia.  At the 1st World Deaf Athletics Championships in Turkey in 2008, he won 4 gold medals and set a new world record in the 110 meter hurdles.

The Widex 2008 Sportswoman of the year was Trude Raad from Norway, who was born in 1990.  She won two gold medals at the World Deaf Athletics Championships, one in hammer and one in discus throw.  She also won 3 silver medals at the Norwegian Championships and 3 gold medals at the same competition.  She holds 1 gold medal and 1 silver medal from the Nordic Match.

Widex Hearing Aids is proud to sponsor athletes such as these, and to continue its charitable mission in many ways.