Sertoma Foundation to give away Hearing Aid Batteries Sept. 1

Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida has scheduled a battery giveaway for Friday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at its new offices in New Port Richey now located at 6333 River Road. The Foundation will offer free hearing aid batteries in the most common sizes while they last: 10, 13, and 312 and 675.

“The batteries can be picked up at our office during the allotted time while supplies last,” noted Executive Director, Debra Golinski. “We are very pleased to be able to offer free batteries on September 1st,” she added.  She also noted that providing these batteries at no charge to those who need them is made possible by way of a grant from the Pasco Aging Network. OMIT

Ms. Golinski also wants to remind hearing aid users that the Foundation heads up the Sertoma Hearing Aid Recycling Program as well. Through this program, Sertoma clubs collect hearing aids in any condition to provide recycled and refurbished hearing aids available to clients who need them. The September battery giveaway is a perfect time to recycle old hearing aids. Hearing aid recycling containers are also located in area Publix grocery stores.

“All hearing aids have value whether broken or worn out so anyone with family members or friends with old hearing aids are asked to help others through this unique collection program,” said Ms. Golinski.

The battery giveaway this September will be held at the Foundation’s office at 6333 River Road in New Port Richey. Call (727) 312-3881 for details. The Foundation’s web site is www.familyhearinghelp.org <http://www.familyhearinghelp.org>  .

Hearing Loss is the  most common birth defect nationally. Early detection and intervention is vital for an infant to have the opportunity to access speech and other sounds for learning and brain development. Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation assists  hard of hearing babies, children, and adults to avoid a life of isolation and hear the world around them so they can succeed personally, academically, and socially.

The mission of the Sertoma Speech &  Hearing Foundation of Florida is to enhance individual potential and quality of life through better hearing.